Programs

Kansas City Immersion

During the Kansas City Immersion, students are challenged to meet, listen to, and understand neighborhood leaders as they talk about the community in which they serve. The Kansas City Immersion is a study of creating community.
This is a 4-day program over fall break in which students become part of the Holy Family Catholic Worker House community and study other neighborhood communities in varying stages of development. Through conversations with community leaders, residents, and city leaders, students broaden their perception of Kansas City and the neighborhoods that exist within it. Communities studied have included Ivanhoe, Westside, Northeast, Kansas City, KS, and 49/ 63 with the home community being that of the Holy Family House (31st & Troost).

Service Learning 101

This program helps prepare students for the community-based learning experience of a service-learning course. Topics covered include: working with community partners, transportation & safety considerations, and making the most of the experience. These sessions are held within the first three weeks of the semester at various times to reach the most students enrolled in a service-learning course.

Service Reflection Sessions

These sessions are designed to offer anyone involved in service an opportunity to reflect on their experience. Each session will focus on a specific topic: Stepping outside of your comfort zone; diverse populations; and moving from charity to justice. Target audiences for these sessions will be students enrolled in service learning courses and community work study students (students most likely at a regular service site). Sessions are designed to be 1 hour in length, interactive, and broad enough to capture even a 1-time service project.

Service Saturdays

One Saturday per month, the Center for Service Learning will plan a service project. This is an easy opportunity to serve with fellow Hawks when dealing with a busy schedule. Space is limited to 20 per project and reservations are required. All projects begin at the Rockhurst Community Center.