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: August 1, 2016-July 1, 2017
- 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
Current Placement Sites
A New Way of Life
A New Way of Life (ANWOL) Reentry Project provides housing and support services to formerly incarcerated women in South Central Los Angeles, facilitating a successful transition back to community life. ANWOL provides housing and multi-dimensional support services to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing. ANWOL mitigrates the compromised civil rights of formerly incarcerated people, promoting restoration of justice, dignity and fairness in areas such as housing, employment and the right to vote. ANWOL empowers, organizes, and mobilizes formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation. ANWOL envisions a world where every person can make decisions for his/her own life, is accountable for those decisions and is valued as a contributing member of the community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verbum Dei High School
Verbum Dei High School is a Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory complemented by our Corporate Work Study Program, serving young men of Watts and the surrounding communities who are economically and academically underserved. The Mission of Verbum Dei High School centers upon empowering its students to help themselves attain intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual maturation toward becoming gentlemen who serve “with and for others”. As a member of the national Cristo Rey Network of schools, The Verb is committed preferentially to serving students and families who could not afford otherwise the opportunity of a private, parochial college preparatory education.
Since 2002, the Corporate Work Study Program has served as one of the primary means of financial support for the school. The work study program requires all students to work five days per month at local firms who pay the school for services rendered. Students perform entry level clerical work in professional environments such as law, accounting, financial service firms, health care, and education.
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