The Saints’ Center for Service helps to fulfill Marymount’s commitment of “Service to Others” by facilitating collaboration between people, organizations, and communities; and providing programs and resources that empower Marymount students and the broader university community to educate and activate towards a more just and equitable world.
Our Marymount community will prioritize working within and understanding community in a lifelong commitment to service.
The Saints’ Center for Service is here to support our university and broader communities to promote positive, community-driven social change. We align ourselves with the values of our founders – the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary – whose mission is to “place ourselves and our resources at the service of those who are most in need of justice, especially women and children, enabling the powerless, the deprived, the marginalized, the voiceless to work effectively for their own development and liberation”.
Our four focus areas include:
|Cultivating Collaboration and Commitment|
|“We believe the challenges facing our communities are complex, and can only be address”We believe the challenges facing our communities are complex, and can only be addressed through long-term, sustainable relationships. Our work relies heavily on relationships with community partners, students, faculty and staff.”ed through long-term, sustainable relationships. Our work relies heavily on relationships with community partners, students, faculty and staff.”
We are always looking to grow our partnerships and connect more people to more resources and opportunities. If you are interested in connecting with the Saints’ Center for Service, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Providing Resources and Support|
|“We believe that people learn best through experiential learning coupled with intentional reflection. Opportunities to explore social issues, grounded in our own communities, academic disciplines and personalexperiences. Through this process we also learn about our own values and strengths, deepening our ability to take intentional action”
|Events and Programming|
|“We believe that people learn best through experiential learning coupled with intentional reflection, such as opportunities to explore social issues, grounded in our own communities, academic disciplines and personal experiences. Through this process we also learn about our own values and strengths, deepening our ability to take intentional action.”|
|Data Collection and Assessment|
|The Quality Engagement Plan (QEP) is a five-year institutional plan to enhance our student learning experience. The theme of the 2018-2023 QEP is Empowering
Students for Service. This plan defines service as “work that is performed by students, faculty, and staff for the common good.” Data reflecting this is collected through MUEngage, surveys conducted by our Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, and directly from academic and student affairs. Learn more about the QEP
We hope that you take the time to explore the many resources available at the Saints’ Center for Service and opportunities at Marymount University. Our goal is that by participating in service-related programs, events, and activities, you will continue to develop your capacity to:
- Become aware of and increasingly participate in service
- Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively serve your community
- Express confidence in your ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Demonstrate the value you place on service by expressing a commitment to serve others
- Apply your education to serve others in your community
We see these outcomes as essential elements in your journey to becoming leaders in the community.