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Academic Programs

Ignatian Service Learning

Service has always been a vital part of a Loyola Academy education. Our Ignatian Service Learning courses center community-based service experiences at the center of academic learning. Spanning six different academic departments, Loyola's seven Ignatian Service Learning courses invite students to apply their learning about academic content to the community context in which they are engaged in outside of the classroom. Through an experiential-based learning process, students utilize reflective exercises, seminars, and capstone projects (culminating in the Spring Symposium) to problem-solve, gain new civic skills, and engage in opportunities to apply their knowledge and faith to be women and men for others as they strive to be committed to justice.
Pivotal to the academic learning experiences are our community partners.  These forty non-profit organizations provide meaningful learning experiences and positive mentorship within a variety of community contexts including: immigrant and refugee children and adults,the food and housing distressed, senior citizens, adults faith disabilities, and the ecosystem of the North Branch of the Chicago River.

For information regarding the Ignatian Service Learning Program, please contact

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    Dr. Timothy Martin 

    (847) 920-2671

What is service learning and how does it work?

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  • Service learning is ...

    ... a teaching methodology that combines classroom instruction with meaningful and relevant community service. It enhances the academic rigor of our curriculum, helps meet critical community needs and encourages Ramblers to assume leadership roles in academic and civic endeavors while living out their call to be women and men for others.
  • Service Learning Outcomes

    • Context: Students will connect the context of their community based engagement to the course they are in.
    • Experience: Students will progress through the four movements of the ISLE Cognitive Map.
    • Reflection: Students will use self-reflection in substantive ways four times per semester to evaluate their experiences.
    • Action: Students will demonstrate leadership by applying social justice values, inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, to inform action.
    • Evaluation: Students will recognize a connection between faith, course content, and community based experiences.

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  • Arrupe Service Program

    Our mission is to offer opportunities for our students to live out their call to be "men and women for others" through a "faith that does justice."
    Through the experiences, reflections and relationships built with those on the margins, we hope to inspire in our students a lifelong love of community service and justice. In order to meet the various needs of our students, the programming we offer varies by level of commitment. 

For information regarding the Arrupe Service Program, please contact

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    Ms. Alice Kearney Alwin 98

    Vice President of Mission, Ministry, and Identity
    (847) 920-2668
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    Mr. Lyle Baier 

    Service and Justice Minister
    (847) 920-2531
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    Mrs. Adriana Kelly 

    Service and Justice Minister
    (847) 920-2537
  • Photo of Timothy Martin

    Dr. Timothy Martin 

    (847) 920-2671

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