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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.


Alison Benders Named VP of Mission & Ministry


We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Alison Benders has been named the inaugural Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Santa Clara University. Alison will officially launch the new Division of Mission and Ministry comprised of the Ignatian Center, Campus Ministry, and the Mission Church. Welcome Alison! 

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Reflections of a Natural Born Volunteer: Catherine Nguyen '20


Ever since she was a child volunteering at Sacred Heart Community Services with her mother, Catherine Nguyen '20 has given her time to help others. She continued to volunteer throughout high school and as a Thriving Neighbors Fellow while at SCU. Even now, working in the corporate world, she has found ways to give to those in need. 

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College Dreams Coming to Fruition: Thriving Neighbors High School Mentoring Program


Eight years ago, the Ignatian Center launched Thriving Neighbors, a university-community engagement initiative intended to ensure that all children from the Greater Washington neighborhood of San Jose finish high school prepared for post-secondary education. Today, that vision is coming to fruition.

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Practicing Gratitude & finding Joy: Alexis Takagi '22


As part of her fellowship working with the Northern California Innocence Project this past quarter, Alexis Takagi '22 led the creation of a podcast aimed at engaging the public with the organization's work of challenging wrongful convictions. One of her interviews was published on StoryCorps and aired on National Public Radio (NPR).

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Feeling Connected from a Distance: Afton Burrell '21


This Winter Quarter, Ignatian Fellow Afton Burrell '21 completed her fellowship working with A Step Ahead Foundation. Afton shares how the virtual aspect of her fellowship provided surprisingly intimate and direct connection with the community.

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Explore Journal 2020: Jesuit Education in the Time of Crisis


The past year called for a deep examination of the meaning of Jesuit education in a time of crisis. The essays in this issue of Explore exemplify the work of six scholars across a range of divergent topics, but they cohere around a common desire to better understand how we can use critical inquiry and our mission as a university to bring about transformative action and inderstanding. 

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Salvadoran Martyrs: The Role of Jesuit Universities to Remember & Reflect


This two-part virtual event in honor of the anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs of the UCA was co-sponsored by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Campus Ministry, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Our Ongoing Commitment to Justice


The Ignatian Center stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.  We are committed to doing the  necessary internal and external work to be better allies for our BIPOC students, colleagues, and community members.

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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.

 

 

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