six ISC volunteers smiling for the picuture

Ignatian Service Corps (ISC) was a post-graduate service program from Loyola Marymount University that brought young people together to serve for a year as full-time Volunteers. The program ran from 2015 to 2020. Volunteers responded to the call of social justice and partnered with various agencies to work in marginalized communities.

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.

Placement Sites

  • Current job available: Teacher Assistant Job Description

  • 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.

    San Miguel Elementary School Job Description

  • 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.

    Note: Volunteer must have a car for this position.

  • 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. 

    Verbum Dei Job Description

Contact ISC

For any questions about the history of Ignatian Service Corps, please contact Patrick Furlong.