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Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) 2015

 

The Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) is a three-credit theology course (S/U) with an eight consecutive week immersion. The Center invites Notre Dame Alumni Clubs to sponsor students to work in an agency or parish in the local community of the Club. The Center recruits Notre Dame students who are interested in expanding their education by working with and learning from persons who are marginalized in society.

In 2014, 112 Notre Dame Alumni Clubs sponsored 217 Notre Dame students in sites across the country. Housing and food is provided by the Clubs or the site. Some students serve in their local communities and live at home. The Notre Dame Alumni Clubs, the James F. Andrews Scholarship Fund, and other special scholarship funds provide a $2,700 Social Concerns Scholarship to students at the completion of this eight-week summer experience and the academic requirements.

This course consists of classroom sessions in April, reading and writing during the eight-week immersion, and a follow-up classroom sessions in the fall. This course does not fulfill the University’s required theology courses, but it does count as an elective. This course fulfills a requirement for the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor and the Catholic Social Tradition Minor.

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SSLP INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

Tuesday November 11 5–6 PM BO34 Geddes Hall
Wednesday November 12 6–7 PM 116 DeBartolo Hall
Thursday November 13 7–8 PM B034 Geddes Hall

 

SSLP APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications and the site directory for Summer 2015 will be available November 15, 2014. The deadline for Health Care sites is December 15, 2014. The deadline for all other sites is February 15, 2015.

Watch for upcoming SSLP Information Sessions in early November.

ADDITIONAL SSLP INFORMATION

 

2014 SSLP COURSE INFORMATION

 

SITE SUPERVISORS

 

ALUMNI CLUBS

 

CONTACT

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Jerry Xiao was sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles and the Andrews Scholarship Fund to work with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

< Watch the video of Jerry's talk at the Andrews Dinner, September, 2014.

     
 

Megan Heeder served with the Robinson Community Learning Center, sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley and the Andrews Scholarship Fund.

< Watch the video of Megan's talk at the Andrews Dinner, September, 2014.

 

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View the Legacy of James F. Andrews Video.

View the 2013 Andrews Annual SSLP Booklet.

View the Summer Service Learning Program Video.

James F. Andrews
 

 

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SSLP PUBLICATIONS
Smith Shappell, A. and S. Barbato, (2010). “Post-Immersion Reflective Practices,” Journal of College and Character,Vol. 11 Iss. 3.


Smith Shappell, A. (2010)., “Reflection as a Means of Discovery” in Transformations at the Edge of the World, Abilene Christian University Press.


Beckman, M., Brandenberger, J., Shappell, A., (2009). "Graduate Students and Community-Based Learning" Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(3).


Smith Shappell, A. (2006). "Methods of Theological Reflection in the Summer Service Learning Program: Integrating Spirituality and Civic Engagement" Journal of College and Character, Volume VIII, No. 1.

 

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