This video is the second in a series exploring the Summer Service Learning Program. The first, which can be found on the Center's Youtube channel, describes the overall SSLP experience and the mutual learning and growth experienced by participants and the communities in which they serve. This second video provides a deeper look into how the SSLP impacts students' lives and their theological reflections.
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 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 2015, 120 Notre Dame Clubs sponsored 230 Notre Dame students in sites across the country. Room and board are provided by the Club or the site. Some students serve in their local communities and live at home. The Notre Dame 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 follow-up classroom sessions in the fall. This course fulfills a requirement for the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor and the Catholic Social Tradition Minor.
THE 2016 APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.
The deadline for Health Care sites was December 1, 2015.
The deadline for all other sites is February 1, 2016.