Service has always been a vital part of a Loyola Academy education. Each year, hundreds of Ramblers serve others through our Arrupe Service program and at summer service sites throughout the country and around the world.
Our Ignatian Service Learning Pilot Program takes the service experience into the classroom — enabling students to learn about social justice issues in academic courses across the curriculum, apply their new knowledge to real-life situations through community service and then engage in reflective exercises, discussions and projects to process the experience.
Pivotal to the academic learning experiences are our community partners. These fifteen non-profit organizations provide meaningful learning experiences and positive mentorship within a variety of community contexts including: immigrant children, Hispanic day laborers, the homeless, and the ecosystem of the North Branch of the Chicago River.