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Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs

Mission: Recognizing the dignity and beauty of each person, the Mooncrest Ministry promotes spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development for the children and families of the Mooncrest neighborhood. Mooncrest is a low income, primarily rental community with no access to public transportation. Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs works to ensure the needs of the vulnerable are met through advocacy, education and action.

Boys Town

Changing the way America cares for children, families, and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind, and spirit. The SSLP student will work directly with our youth providing supervision, direction, and role modeling. The student will work in our recreation department during the evenings or Friday’ after the Summer Enrichment Program. We will also work with the student's interests to see where his or her time is best spent and what needs are presented among the staff.

Cheyenne River Youth Project

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Crossing Educational Center

The Crossing Educational Center is an alternative high school for at-risk students who have experienced multiple barriers in life and require additional support. The SSLP student accompanies the students on trips as a supervisor and mentor, tutors the students in academic course material, and completes various minor construction projects on the school's building.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dubois

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dubois is a mentoring agency for children between the ages of 6-14 who live in Dubois county. BBBS find mentors to provide a one-on-one positive relationship with a child. During the eight weeks, the SSLP student set up recreational and educational activities with the children. The student will also assist with fundraising events and accompany staff to interview children, parents, and mentors.

Astor Services for Children & Families

Residential Treatment Program at Astor Services is for children aged 5-13 who need intensive mental health services and special education. The SSLP student designs and implements creative projects and develops esteem-building relationships with the children. The student will also provide support for staff initiatives and for the overall summer program.

Many Mansions

Many Mansions mission is to provide hope and homes to break the cycle of poverty. We do this by offering affordable housing for low-income families. Approximately 20% of our housing is reserved for people who have a disability and have experienced homelessness. Life enriching services are offered to all residents free of charge, and provide hope for a better future. Services include youth focused programs for children 5-17 years old, including afterschool Homework Club and Friday Enrichment Programs during the school year and a 7-week Camp during the summer.

Open Arms

The mission of Open Arms is to support grieving children and their families, and to educate the community about grief and its long-term impact on children. The student interacts with clients through grief support activities and through the organization of a Summer Vacation from Hunger program for the local community.

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Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children

Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children is an ecumenical ministry whose mission is to ease the burden of homelessness for women and children, and assist in establishing self-sufficiency by providing comprehensive education and supportive services in a manner that respects human dignity. The student assists with the children’s programs, computer training for clients, and the development of presentations & databases to support community involvement.

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The Behive is an after-school program that provides a safe haven and academic support to low-income children while encouraging them to become exemplary citizens. The Behive applies methods normally reserved for children labeled “gifted” to children who have been labeled as “at-risk” learners. The SSLP student serves as an assistant program leader, helping the staff create, plan, and implement summer activities.

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Students will serve as an assistant program leader, helping staff create, plan and implement summer activities.

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Upcoming Events

September 2021

Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

October 2021

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Refugees
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person Only)
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
What to do with my Ph.D.? Community Engagement Career Paths
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
The Social
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Information Session | Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:30pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

November 2021

Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Higgins Labor CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

December 2021

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm