- Civic Engagement Center
- Service Opportunities
- Academic Civic Engagement
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- Reflection and Vocation Programs
- Institutional Civic Engagement
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Markim Hall, Third Floor
Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon
Below are sites that the Lives of Commitment students are volunteering with or have so in the past.
English Learning Center
The English Learning Center provides classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), math, and computer skills to immigrant and refugee families in the Phillips and Cedar-Riverside neighborhoods in South Minneapolis. LOC participants teach match and reading and become familiar with refugee and immigrant communities and issues.
Partnership Academy is a public charter school in the suburb of Richfield serving a primarily Latino community. LOC participants are paired with a middle school student in a computer mentoring program where a student's successful completion grants them a free laptop. There are also opportunities for LOC participants to work in the classroom with younger K-5 students.
Grace Trinity Tutoring Program
This after-school program draws mainly Spanish-speaking and bilingual youth from Jefferson Elementary School in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. LOC participants are matched with one child for the entire school year. They help students with reading, math, and homework as well as lead arts, crafts, and other fun projects. Tutors and students will eat dinner together afterwards.
Common Bond provides affordable housing and on-site services at Skyline Towers, a public housing apartment complex which is also affectionately called "the United Nations in the Sky." At Skyline, LOC participants teach English to Somali elders, act as "study buddies" to children, and build community with teenagers from this prominently African refugee community.
Jane Addams School for Democracy
This program facilitates intercultural “learning circles” in which English skills are improved while participants discuss their history and culture. Latino and East African immigrants will partner with LOC participants to teach and learn about citizenship, education, and culture. There is also a children’s circle that engages youth in a variety of activities.
CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio)
CLUES provides language appropriate and culturally competent direct services to advance the well-being, health, and economic prosperity of Latino individuals and families. LOC participants teach English in a classroom setting to native Spanish speakers or provide activities for youth and children to strengthen their English abilities.