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Thriving Neighbors Initiative

Educating to Thrive


"I had the chance to learn from mentors, which allowed me to envision myself in their shoes. Now I can be that
mentor for others."

Lyndon Enow 

English, 2017


150 students and parents from the Greater Washington neighborhood will come to SCU for a taste of college life and the
journey to higher education.

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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.