Ignatian Service Corps (ISC) is a post-graduate service program from Loyola Marymount University that joins young people together to serve for a year as full-time Volunteers. Volunteers respond to the call of social justice and partner with various agencies to work in marginalized communities. We seek to live out the Ignatian principles and work to create a more just society.
Five Values of ISC
Social Justice: Respond to the call of creating a just society by serving in solidarity within the community.
Ignatian Spirituality: Explore and discover spirituality rooted in the Ignatian tradition.
Simplicity: Focus on serving the people of Los Angeles and living a simple yet sustainable lifestyle.
Community: Build community by forming relationships for support and encouragement throughout the service year
Career/Professional Development: Develop as a strong leader ready to work or study in various field after service year.
- Possess a college degree
- Be able to dedicate 11 months to full-time service: July 29, 2018-June 30, 2019
- Be between the ages of 21-35
- Monthly stipend
- Room and board
- Health Insurance Option
- Assistance with transportation to and from work
- Mentoring and development of professional skills
- Gym membership to LMU's Burns Rec Center
Current Placement Sites
Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School
Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, a College Preparatory School owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, provides an educational environment which promotes Gospel values, celebrates diversity, develops self-worth and respect for others, encourages personal responsibility, and challenges students to share their gifts in building a just and peaceful society.
Volunteer must have a car for this position.
The mission of Operation Progress is to empower underserved youth to become educated, capable, ethical and productive people who will, in turn lead, mentor and contribute to society at large. To do this, we are committed to supporting participating students from elementary school through college with our comprehensive program called the Five Pillars of Success. Operation Progress’ model focuses on the whole child by providing a comprehensive approach through a unique collaboration between the LAPD, high-performing schools, college acceleration programs, and the Watts community. Our scholars develop the skills necessary to lead a healthy, successful life and give back to their community
St. Bernard High School
St. Bernard High School is co-educational, 9-12 high school, owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). St. Bernard High School inspires students to be faith-filled disciples, passionate learners, dynamic leaders, innovative thinkers, and honorable citizens. We anchor this college preparatory education in Roman Catholic tradition and a diverse, faith-based community.
San Miguel Catholic School
San Miguel School has served the community of Watts by providing a quality Catholic education since 1966. We offer a standards-based curriculum for grades Transitional Kindergarten – 8th. We believe that parents are the primary educators and we work in collaboration with them to help each child reach his or her fullest potential. Through the integration of faith formation, academic excellence, and service for others, we are able to foster students who demonstrate a love for God and determination to reach their individual goals.
Venice Family Clinic
Venice Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality primary health care to people in need. Founded in 1970 by Phillip Rossman, MD, and co-founder Mayer B. Davidson, MD, Venice Family Clinic has grown from a small storefront operation into a community health system with ten clinic sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Inglewood, Mar Vista, and Culver City. Venice Family Clinic serves 24,400 men, women, children, teens, and seniors annually by providing more than 106,000 primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, and health education visits. Services include diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up care, and laboratory tests. Particular emphasis is placed on the needs of women, children, the homeless, and those with chronic diseases. Click here for more information about Venice Family Clinic's programs and services.
Volunteer must have a car for this position.
St. Margaret's Center
St. Margaret's Center’s goal is to provide relief, dignity, and support to low-income persons in crisis and to assist individuals through case management and skills-development to become more self-sufficient and to achieve economic security. The Center provides a comprehensive range of emergency and supportive services to about 12,000 individuals annually. St. Margaret’s Center’s services include: Food programs including groceries, sack lunches, and senior food distribution; CalFresh and health Insurance application assistance; Nutrition education; Counseling; Immigration processing; Adult education, including ESL, citizenship and computer classes; Utility assistance; Mammograms; Tutoring for adults and youth; Mail service for homeless; Workshops; and Christmas Program.
Verbum Dei High School
Verbum Dei High School is a Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory complemented by a corporate internship program, serving young men of Watts and surrounding communities who are economically and academically underserved. Verbum Dei develops self-confident gentlemen who are intellectually motivated, spiritually rooted, contemplative, and courageous in their pursuit of a more humane and just world.
Apply to ISC
We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of April 1.
Note: You are not able to save your information in the online application and return to it at a later time. For your convenience, you can download a copy of the Ignatians Service Corps Application before filling out the online application.
Tom King, Director
Phone: (310) 338-1642