The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
The Ignatian Center exemplifies and activates the Jesuit, Catholic character of Santa Clara University.
We encourage our students, faculty, staff, and community to embrace Jesuit wisdom by inspiring awareness, thought, reflection, discernment, and action.
Stories of Impact
As an Ignatian Fellow, Afton Burrell '21 spent the winter quarter of her senior year working with A Step Ahead Foundation. The experience was so fulfilling that she stayed on with the non-profit organization and upon graduation was offered her current position as Marketing Communications Manager.
After attending the Ignatian Solidarity Network's summit on migration justice, Lauren Hewitt '21 and Sofia Sandoval Larco '21 joined forces with SCU's Undocumented Students and Allies Association (USAA) and became Immersion Coordinators for the Kino Border Virtual Immersion.
When the Ignatian Center launched Thriving Neighbors in 2013, the goal was to help ensure that all children from San Jose's Greater Washington neighborhood finish high school prepared for post-secondary education. 8 years later, that vision is coming to fruition for high school student Anne Sanchez.
The Ignatian Center hosted 22 students for the Ignatian Solidarity Network's Virtual Teach-In for Justice "Imagining a Path Forward." With speakers ranging from a death row inmate to the Executive Director of Catholic Charities, students left the conference with a renewed sense of purpose and kinship.