Contact CSA with Virtual Appointments
Need to contact our staff? Please see the list below on contacts for each of our departments to schedule a virtual appointment via Calendly.
- Community Based Learning (CBL) and Special Games: Daveon Swan
- Service Orgs and Learning Communities: Chelsea Brown
- Alternative Breaks (AB) and Advocacy: Alyssa Perez
- El Espejo and Food Pantry: Carolina Martinez
- Post Grad Service and any other questions: Patrick Furlong
For more information on what's happening currently at the university, visit LMU's Coronavirus website.
Are you a community partner and/or nonprofit organization that is interested in trying to reach virtual volunteers? Email Chelsea Brown, to help get your opportunity to the correct audience.
Are you a student looking for virtual service opportunities? Fill out our Community Service Interest Form. A Student Service Coordinator will reach out to you directly to get you connected with a community partner.
*Posting of Community Service Opportunities is provided solely as an informational service. LMU has not undertaken any investigation or checks respecting postings. Posting does NOT represent any endorsement or recommendation by LMU. LMU recommends that users of any posting investigate and perform necessary checks before undertaking any posted opportunity.*
CSA is working with our local community partners to identify opportunities to still do service virtually and through other formats during COVID-19. Opportunities often become available from organizations like Mar Vista Family Center, Safe Place for Youth, Ascension Catholic School and more. To see those opportunities and sign up to serve, click here.
- Service Opportunities on LEO Powered By GivePulse
- Points of Light: Points of Light has created a database of virtual opportunities through their partners.
- Be My Eyes: This is a free mobile app that connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers through a live video call to help solve tasks big and small.
- Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely —anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection works.
- Smithsonian Digital Transcription Volunteers: Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible.
- UN Volunteers: Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges –anywhere in the world.
- Translators Without Borders: If you speak a second language help translate documents for nonprofits around the world.
- Fill out the 2020 Census: Did you know the US Census happensevery 10 years. Census results determine how many seats in Congress each state is allocated. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Check with your family and friends to make sure they completed the Census and help them do so!
Justice on Tap is going virtual! All are welcome to join us for this gathering - please RSVP so we can send out the Zoom link before the meeting. For those of you who are 21+ please feel free to BYO adult beverage to the Zoom and we will channel our inner Loft vibes! RSVP links for 2021-2022 events coming soon.
View all of our virtual events on LEO.
Justice on Tap is Going Virtual
All are welcome to join us for this gathering - please RSVP so we can send out the Zoom link before the meeting. For those of you who are 21+ please feel free to BYO adult beverage to the Zoom and we will channel our inner Loft vibes! Dates for 2021-2022 events coming soon!
Application for Spring 2021 AB trips is now closed
Spring 2021 Trips
Feb 26-March 1, 2021
- AB Homeboy/Dolores Mission: Boyle Heights - $20. This 3-day virtual immersion will connect students with our Jesuit community partners in Los Angeles. Dolores Mission is one of two Jesuit parishes in L.A., and was the birthplace of what is now known as Homeboy Industries. Participants will meet with community partners, and even have a chance to meet with folks at Homeboy!
- AB De Colores- Tijuana, Mexico - $20. In partnership with Campus Ministry, this 3-day virtual delegation to Mexico will offer students the opportunity to engage, reflect & grow with our community partners across the Border & with one another. Participants will meet with community members from Casa Del Migrante, Border Angels, the community of El Florido, the Kino Border Initiative, and more!
May 10-14, 2021
- AB Chicago: Anti-Racism & Xenophobia- $30. This 5-day virtual program will center around racial justice, anti-racism, and white supremacy designed to give students an in depth analysis of racism in the U.S., and in Chicago specifically. Students will learn about racism in the U.S. firsthand from community members and local organizations, such as Crossroads (an antiracism organizing and training organization).
- AB BorderLinks: Immigration & Detention-Tuscon, AZ - $30. In partnership with First To Go, this virtual immersion will focus on the reality of life in the borderlands. Students will hear stories about migration and life along the U.S./Mexico border, and also explore the impacts of U.S. immigration policies. In partnership with BorderLinks, this program will bring to the forefront the voices of migrants and people who are committed to social change.
- Senior AB Trip: Racial Justice in Central America- Guatemala, Nicaragua, & El Salvador - $30. This virtual program will center around racial justice, social change, and the Black Lives Matter impacts in Central America. Students will explore the question of, “How are things that we are talking about here being talked about somewhere else in the world.” Wrap up your time at LMU learning and reflecting about what a life of service and justice looks like beyond graduation.
- Service Opportunities on LEO Powered By GivePulse
- Ignatian Solidarity Network
- Black Lives Matter
- HeadSpace student plan ($9.99 for a year of meditation content)
- InsightTimer (free meditation app)
- 3 Minute Retreats from Loyola Press
- Social justice films: The Chicago Reporter's: "13 Essential Social Justice-Themed Films of the 2010s"
- LMU Mission and Ministry: Prayer requests, reflections, and more!
Staff picks for Our Favorite Social Justice Podcasts
- Intersectionality: The podcast that brings intersectionality to life.
- Throughline: a podcast that goes back in the past to understand social justice issues in the present.
- Gentrification in America: There Goes the Neighborhood on NPR
- Season 1: New York
- Season 2: Los Angeles
- Season 3: Miami
- Faith and spirituality: Jesutical, a podcast for young Catholics
- Stories about single acts of kindness: Kind World
- Storytelling: The Moth
- Hurricane Katrina: Floodlines
- Getting by in today’s chaotic world with the wisdom of Mr. Rogers: Finding Fred
- How are things we’re talking about in the USA being talked about in other countries in the world: Rough Translation
- Conversations about race and identity: Code Switch
- Slavery and America: 1619
- "Off Press" The Podcast of LMU Magazine: Episode 23: Chilembwe Mason '98, M.D.
Readings About Racial Justice and Challenging Systemic Racism
- "Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League" by LMU Professor Dr. Stefan Bradley
- "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
- "Race Matters" by Cornell West
- "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander
- "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin DiAngelo
- "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi
- "A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind" by Harriet A. Washington
- "The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students" by Anthony Abraham Jack
- Article: The assumptions of white privilege and what you can do about it by Bryan Massingale, S.J.
- Have younger siblings you want to engage? Check out some of the best books on racism and protest for kids from the New York Times.
Anti-Racist and Pro-Black Media Resource List
- Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
- Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Blackballed: The Black Vote and U.S. Democracy by Darryl Pinckney
- Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism And Its Assault On The American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington
- NPR’s Code Switch
- The Stoop by Leila Day and Hana Baba
- Snap Judgement by Glynn Washington
- Mixed Company by Simeon Coker and Kai Deveraux
- KUT >> In Black America
- Ask A Black Woman
- Black Wall Street Today with Blair Durham
- Groundings by Devyn Springer
- Truth be Told by Tonya Mosley
Documentaries & Films
- Dark Girls
- Paris is Burning
- Whose Streets?
- LA 92
- Am Not Your Negro
- The Black Power Mixtape
- Slavery by Another Name
- Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
This list will continue to grow and evolve. Have a service, justice, or advocacy resource or reflection that you think should be included here for your fellow students? Please email Patrick Furlong your suggestion!