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Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) 2014

 

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 2013, 109 Notre Dame Alumni Clubs sponsored 218 Notre Dame students in sites across the country. Room and board are 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 $2,500 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 APPLICATION PROCESS - Rolling placement, so apply early!

The SSLP Application is now closed.

 

ADDITIONAL SSLP INFORMATION

 

2013 SSLP COURSE INFORMATION

 

SITE SUPERVISORS

 

ALUMNI CLUBS

 

CONTACT

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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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                                          Resources available for returning SSLP students

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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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