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Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education

Encountering Community

Can We?

Immersion trips provide a vital space for reflection and discernment—they helped me find myself and my passions.

Erin Savino ’17,
Student Coordinator

Should We?

It's important to have an opportunity to engage with others in a meaningful way and further our strive for social justice.

Andrea Santillan,
LEAD Scholars Program

Will We?

Seeing the interactions between students and communities shows us we're one family trying to make the world better.

John Rose, S.J.,
Community Partner

Ignatian Center

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Hal and Yolanda Tilbury's Impactful Gift

The Ignatian Center is very grateful for the financial generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Tilbury. More importantly, however, we are humbled by their commitment, their passion, and their partnership with the Ignatian Center and Santa Clara University.

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    SCU Community Day of Service Saturday, April 29

    The SCU community -- Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni -- joins together with Jesuit alumni across the nation to volunteer in shared service projects in our local communities. All five projects are part of the Ignatian Center's Thriving Neighbors Initiative located near Washington School in downtown San Jose.

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    INTEGRAL Podcast Episodes Available

    We are excited to launch INTEGRAL, a Bannan Institute podcast

    2017 Jean Donovan Fellows

    This summer 15 students will participate in a community-based learning experience for a minimum of 5 weeks in which they will connect with organizations in communities that are undeserved. Students will have the opportunity to connect with communities as local as San Jose and others will travel as far as Bali, Indonesia. 


    Registration is now open for the 2017 Justice Conference hosted in Seattle University on August 10th-13th. This year's conference explores the commitment to justice in Jesuit higher education. There will also be over 140 presentations on various different topics.