JAN 174 - Lasallian Service Internship I (Local)
Lasallian Service Internship - LSI - has been a tradition at Saint Mary’s College since 1985. The goal of the course is to provide opportunities for students to engage reflectively with organizations that directly serve economically poor and marginalized populations, actively participate in community with each other and their assigned organization, and explore these experiences through the lens of the Lasallian tradition and faith/spirituality.
Each student enrolled in the LSI I course is matched with one of several local organizations (including a preschool, middle schools, a high school, a senior center, free dining room, and social service agencies), and prepares for their engagement experience through 1-2 orientations in the fall, and a week of class meetings and assignments the first week of Jan Term. A one day group immersion experience may be included in that first week.
For the remaining three weeks of Jan Term, students spend approximately 30-35 hours per week at their assigned organization. Students meet at least weekly with their on-site supervisor, complete weekly readings and reflections, and meet as a group once a week for a potluck dinner and discussion. A final paper captures students’ experiences and significant learnings connecting the course content with those experiences.
Core Designations: Community Engagement & The Common Good
Instructor(s): Carrie Davis
Prerequisites & Notes
Course Fee: 180 (No deposit is required)
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