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Center for Social Concern

Get Involved through Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

If you keep up with the news, it's easy to get cynical and try to hide from the world. Faith calls us to the opposite response: hope and action. Feed the hungry. Shelter the homeless. Care for the sick. Tutor the kids who need help. Protect the vulnerable. Care for God's creation. Learn more about social problems. Lobby political and economic leaders to make positive changes. You can answer your call by getting involved in the multitude of CSC opportunities.

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  1. Service, Justice, Encounter--gather with a small group every week to volunteer at Food for the Journey handing out food to people in a low-income neighborhood and praying with other volunteers. Contact Sr. Emily.
  2. Metanoia--Weekly small faith community looking at how faith and spirituality can change our relationships with the earth, other creatures and each other--February 27-April 15. Contact MacKenzie.
  3. Spring and May BreakOut trips--spend a week immersing yourself in an inner-city or in Appalachia or even in a Latin American country. 
  4. Summer Cross-Cultural Immersion trips--multi-week experiences in Guatemala or India.
  5. UD Summer Appalachia Program (UDSAP)--a nine-week long experience in Salyersville , KY, building relationships, learning about the culture and doing service. 

Come to a screening and discussion of the film "The Letter" on Monday, February 13 at 7:00pm in Sears Auditorium. PATH-eligible.

The Letter

Miryam Award

Since 1996, the Miryam Award has recognized the work of faculty, staff, students and organizations that make the University a better place for women. Nominate someone or some organization by February 10.

BreakOut to Ecuador

A friendship between two biologists, one a Marianist in Ecuador and the other a professor at UD, has created and sustained the Center for Social Concern's BreakOut to Ecuador in this feature story in The University of Dayton Magazine, written by Dominic Sanfilippo '16.

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Praying the News

Praying the News is a current event podcast that emphasizes the efforts of the students, faculty, and staff here at the University of Dayton who work to stop injustices here in our community and in the world.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


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Ways To Engage Newsletter
Interested in learning about opportunities to put your faith into action through community engagement and social justice advocacy opportunities?  Sign up to receive our weekly Ways to Engage Newsletter!  Sent out every Tuesday, Ways to Engage will provide you with a list of timely opportunities to get involved in your local Dayton community.  
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Social Justice Internships
There are lots of opportunities to get hands-on experience with social justice issues.
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UD Service Clubs
Campus Ministry’s Center for Social Concern currently sponsors over 30 different student-run service and social action clubs.  Find out more about service clubs on campus and get involved!
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Faith/Mission 03.03.22

The Center for Social Concern is pleased to congratulate Cheryl Sims, Assistant Director, Prospect Research in Advancement, as the 2022 Miryam Award recipient.

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What is UDSAP, and what makes it so AMAZING!

Find out more about the UD Center for Social Concern UDSAP program and why you might want to get involved!

What is UDSAP, and what makes it so AMAZING!

Find out more about the UD Center for Social Concern UDSAP program and why you might want to get involved!


Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408
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