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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.

Fresh Air Home

This Christian camp is for children who could not otherwise afford to go to camp or who are needy in some way or another. Children range from 4 to 11 years of age. We serve 90 new children every two weeks. The student will supervise the students for arts and crafts, beach activities, Bible school, field trips, and cookouts. They rotate duties with laundry, kitchen and camp cleaning. Twenty to twenty-five counselors work in a team and develop close community together, taking turns leading different activities and chores.

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.

Catholic Charities of San Antonio

The Refugee Resettlement Services Dept. receives funding from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Refugee Services of Texas and other funding sources to distribute federal resettlement funds, to newly arriving refugees from all over the world. This department provides professional staff assistance to individuals and families entering the United States as refugees. Specifically, the student will assist staff in working with refugee youth and their families in the Refugee School Impact program and in the Refugee Social Services-Adult Education program.

Cardinal Shehan Center

The mission of the Cardinal Shehan Center is enriching lives through learning. We serve the educational, recreational, cultural, and social needs of the Greater Bridgeport area's children and families. This is accomplished by offering an After School and Saturday Youth Development Program, Summer Day Camp, Vacation Holiday Weeks, various basketball and softball leagues, and physical education classes to local grammar schools and alternative education programs.

Oakland Elizabeth House

Oakland Elizabeth House is a long-term transitional housing program for single women and women with children who have experienced homelessness, violence, poverty and addiction. Our mission is to support women and children in their journey to healthy independence. We offer supportive services to the women and children of Elizabeth House to help in their transition to self-sufficiency. The SSLP student will participate in the programs provided, including reading club, summer camp and field trips and will assist other staff with administrative and facility related tasks.

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.

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Upcoming Events

August 2021

Engaged Learning Forum | "Back to Normal" and Continuing to Grow
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Meet Me at the CSC!
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

September 2021

Application Open | ISSLP 2022
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Application Close | Community Impact Grants
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

October 2021

Information Session | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm