Are you enrolled in a class that requires community-based learning? Or are you interested in joining with one of our community partners on your own? With over 50 community placements there is an opportunity for everyone.

Please visit the links for further information about our program. If you are currently enrolled in a class or are planning ahead, the Quick Links has a menu of resources to help you.

We are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help answer your questions either via phone at 408-554-6917 or in person in Sobrato Residence Hall, Office 30.

Arrupe Weekly Engagement

Together, Ignatian Center staff, Santa Clara faculty, community partners, and students reflect on both classroom and placement learning, yielding tangible benefits to the community as well as an integrated educational experience.
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The Internship Program is a paraprofessional community-based learning experience, which allows undergraduate students to obtain professional work experience while pursuing defined learning goals and objectives.
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The Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship is designed to encourage and support students who desire to deepen their understanding of social justice issues through a summer community-based learning experience. The Fellowship provides $2,000 in grant funding to recipients.
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Sarah Madden '15
Ocala Middle School

"I am a native New Yorker who has found her second home in Northern California, especially among the community surrounding campus. After several other community-based internships in San Jose and other areas of the Bay Area, I wanted to continue working learning about San Jose and the public school system in the United States." Read More