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Arrupe Engagement

Student Resource Guide

Arrupe Student Guide

Welcome to the Arrupe Engagement Virtual Placement Resource Guide!


Arrupe Engagement  |  2020-21

This year, your commitment to supporting our community is even more crucial than ever before as we face challenges associated with the multi-faceted pandemics of the Covid-19 virus, the economic downturn, racial oppression, and the casualties of environmental devastation.

Starting in October, our community partner agencies and schools will be counting on you to zoom in from across the nation (and the world) to serve as tutors for young children, advocates for educational, economic and racial justice, emissaries for voter registration in a crucial election year, educators for sustainable gardening techniques, and more.

So get ready to fulfill your ELSJ Core requirement by joining community members who are on the ground working for positive change. All you have to do is:

  • sign up online, 
  • attend one of the placement training workshops for your specific placement or, alternatively, meet with your designated Arrupe Fellow coordinator, and
  • GET STARTED!


2020-21 Arrupe-ELSJ Course Areas of Focus

Select your area of focus from the menu below for a list of videos and assignments.

For additional live events, programs and reflections that can be used to supplement Arrupe/ELSJ engagement, click here.


Arrupe Fellows

The Arrupe Fellows are here to support you through your community based learning this quarter!  Contact them whenever you have questions, could use a reflection partner, or would like to bounce ideas for anything you're working on in your ELSJ class.

Arrupe Fellows will be organizing Livestream events with community partners and facilitating reflection spaces throughout the quarter—stay tuned...

Kat Kuwada '21

Kat Kuwada '21

Major: Psychology & Child Studies
Placement: Hoover Middle School
Course: CHST 106 (Urban Education & Multiculturalism)

Grace Lin-Cereghino '21

Grace Lin-Cereghino '21

Major: Public Health Science & Italian Studies
Placement: Sacred Heart Community Service
Course: ELSJ 22 (Solidarity with Community)

Daniel Martinez '24

Daniel Martinez '24

Major: Religious Studies
Placement: Santa Maria Urban Ministry
Course: ELSJ 22 (Solidarity with Community)

Jacqueline Rameriz '22

Jacqueline Rameriz '22

Major: Ethnic Studies & Spanish Studies
Placement: Thriving Neighbors
Course: SPAN 170 (Spanish in the Community)

Emma Somers '22

Emma Somers '22

Major: Political Science & Religious Studies
Placement: Catholic Charities
Courses: RSOC 99 (Sociology of Religion) & RSOC 135 (Architects of Solidarity)

Carolyn Valencia '22

Carolyn Valencia '22

Major: Finance
Placement: Bronco Urban Garden
Course: CHST 106 (Urban Education & Multiculturalism)

Amber Wong '21

Amber Wong '21

Major: Finance
Courses: SOCI 30 (Laura Nichols) & PHCS 117 (Health & Aging)