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JAN 172 + 173: Lasallian Service Internship
Bacolod City, Philippines; Browning, United States; Caraballo, Dominican Republic; Concord, United States; Constanza, Dominican Republic; El Paso, United States; Iasi, Romania; Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic; Monte Plata, Dominican Republic; Narragansett, United States; New York, United States; Nyeri, Kenya; Oakland, United States; San Francisco, United States; Scampia, Italy; The Bronx, United States; West Warwick, United States; Yangon, Myanmar (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Jan Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
Course Title:Lasallian Service Internship ICourse ID:JAN 172Instructors:Carrie DavisContact Email:cak6@stmarys-ca.eduLocation:

Possible LSI I service-learning sites*:

Local De La Salle Academy, Concord, CA

De Marillac Academy, San Francisco, CA

Saint Martin de Porres School, Oakland, CA

St. Mary’s Center: Senior Center, Oakland, CA

St. Mary’s Center: Pre-school, Oakland, CA

Domestic

Cathedral High School, El Paso, TX

De La Salle Blackfeet School, Browning, MT

La Salle Academy, New York, NY

Ocean Tides, Narragansett, RI

Serviam Gardens, Bronx, NY

Tides Family Services, West Warwick, RI

International

Bahay Pag-asa (House of Hope), Bacolod City, Philippines

CasArcobaleno (Rainbow House), Scampia, Italy

Hostel La Salle, Iasi, Romania

Kids Alive, Dominican Republic (several cities)

La Salle Center, Yangon, Myanmar

St. Mary’s Boys School, Nyeri, Kenya

Course Description:

The Lasallian Service Internship course - LSI - has been a tradition at Saint Mary's College since 1985. Formerly called "Christian Service Internship (CSI)" its goal is to provide opportunities for students to engage reflectively in the Lasallian tradition through direct service with the poor, communal living, and the exploration of their experiences in light of their faith.

Each student enrolled in the LSI course spends the Jan Term engaged in service-learning with an organization that works with the underserved and marginalized groups. Students choose from a variety of local, domestic, and international service sites: elementary and high schools, an adult learning center, youth programs, daycare centers, orphanages, social service agencies, and community & senior centers.

Students at domestic and international sites live in a Lasallian community at or near the locations where they will be working.  A minimum of 30-40 hours per week of direct service is required, and students will be supported through regular meetings with a supervisor. Students must attend four seminars in the fall, and one concluding seminar in February.

Note: There are two LSI courses offered; LSI I is for students who have not previously taken an LSI course. LSI II is designed for students who have previously taken LSI I and would like to engage more deeply in their understanding of social justice and Catholic Social Teaching while serving at a site different than their LSI I site.

Year after year students have returned from their month of service-learning affirming that the experience has truly been transformative: transforming preconceptions about poverty and the poor; transforming their ideas about faith, service, and community; and transforming the purpose and direction of their own lives. It is for this reason that we say, “The course lasts a month… the experience lasts a lifetime.”

Learn more about Lasallian Service Internships at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/mission-ministry-center/lasallian-service-internship-lsi. 

Division:Upper DivisionPrerequisites:

1. Attendance at informational meeting (or agreed-upon alternative)

2. Preliminary interview

3. Completion of application form

4. Two letters of recommendation

Informational Meetings:

Attendance at one of the following meetings is mandatory for enrollment (contact instructor if you have conflicts):

Friday 9/2, 11:00am-12:00pm, Dryden Hall

Tuesday 9/6, 12:00-1:00pm, Galileo 201

Wednesday 9/7, 7:00-8:00pm, Dante 215

Thursday 9/8, 9:00-10:00am, Dryden Hall

Friday 9/9, 2:00-3:00pm, Dante 215

Monday 9/12, 3:00-4:00pm, Galileo 201

Monday 9/12, 9:00-10:00pm, Dante 215

Reading List:

Readings for this course will be focused on the themes of FAITH, SERVICE, and COMMUNITY, and will include selections from the following:

Boyle, Gregory (2010) Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Casselberry, Shawn (2104) God is in the City
Chödrön, Pema (2001) Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
Ellsberg, Robert (ed.) (2008) Modern Spiritual Masters: Writings on Contemplation & Compassion
General Counsel, Brothers of the Christian Schools (2010) Circular 461: Associated for Mission… an Act of Hope
Gittins, Anthony J. (1989) Gifts and Strangers: Meeting the Challenge of Inculturation
“Helping, Fixing, or Serving?” (Article, 1999) Rachel Naomi Remen
Lamott, Anne (2012) Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
Mother Teresa (1989) No Greater Love
Palmer, Parker J. (2000) Let Your Life Speak
Rolheiser, Ronald (1999) The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality

Salm, Luke (1996) The Work is Yours: The Life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Schmidt, Joseph F. (1980) Praying Our Experiences
Vanier, Jean (1989) Community and Growth

Students will also view video clips and read a variety of texts and articles to enhance their service experience and their knowledge of the region in which they will be serving.

Basis for Final Grade:

Students’ final grade will be based on:

Direct service during January Term and written evaluation of student’s performance by their respective site supervisors (30%)
Attendance and quality of participation in all four mandatory fall classes and one mandatory concluding class in February (25%)
Pre-service assignments and attendance at any site-specific orientations (15%)
Daily journaling on days of service (10%)
Final reflection paper (15%)
Exit interview to process student’s experience and evaluate the student’s performance on all of the above (5%)

Course Fee Per Student:Fees vary by location; all sections include $185.00 (local and domestic) / $210 (international).Description of What the Course Fee Covers:

Course fee covers class materials, journal, texts, food for seminar dinners, program costs, Terra Dotta fee, and mandatory travel insurance (international sites)

Dates Traveling:

January 2017 (Exact dates TBD)

Class Schedule:Other


Course Title:Lasallian Service Internship IICourse ID:JAN 173Instructors:Carrie DavisContact Email:nv5@stmarys-ca.eduLocation:

Possible LSI II service-learning sites*:

Local De La Salle Academy, Concord, CA

De Marillac Academy, San Francisco, CA

Saint Martin de Porres School, Oakland, CA

St. Mary’s Center: Senior Center, Oakland, CA

St. Mary’s Center: Pre-school, Oakland, CA

Domestic

Cathedral High School, El Paso, TX

De La Salle Blackfeet School, Browning, MT

La Salle Academy, New York, NY

Ocean Tides, Narragansett, RI

Serviam Gardens, Bronx, NY

Tides Family Services, West Warwick, RI

International

Bahay Pag-asa (House of Hope), Bacolod City, Philippines

CasArcobaleno (Rainbow House), Scampia, Italy

Hostel La Salle, Iasi, Romania

Kids Alive, Dominican Republic (several cities)

La Salle Center, Yangon, Myanmar

St. Mary’s Boys School, Nyeri, Kenya

Course Description:

This course is meant to be a deepening of the engagement and reflection that students experienced in Lasallian Service Internship I. It is designed to help students critically examine the underpinnings of poverty and injustice, and the Christian community’s response or lack of response to those issues.  Therefore, LSI II is another opportunity for students who want to travel to a different site and participate in social justice discussions in a more intimate class setting.

Each student enrolled in the LSI course spends the Jan Term engaged in service-learning with an organization that works with the underserved and marginalized groups. Students choose from a variety of local, domestic, and international service sites: schools, youth programs, homeless shelters, clinics, daycare centers, social service agencies, and community & senior centers.

Students at domestic and international sites live in a Lasallian community at or near the locations where they will be working.  A minimum of 30-40 hours per week of direct service is required, and students will be supported through regular meetings with a supervisor. Students must attend four seminars in the fall, and one concluding seminar in February.

Learn more about Lasallian Service Internships at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/mission-ministry-center/lasallian-service-internship-lsi. 

Division:Upper DivisionPrerequisites:

1. Preliminary interview

2. Completion of application form

3. Two faculty recommendations

4. Completion of LSI I

Informational Meetings:

Attendance at one of the following meetings is mandatory for enrollment (contact instructor if you have conflicts):

Friday 9/2, 11:00am-12:00pm, Dryden Hall

Tuesday 9/6, 12:00-1:00pm, Galileo 201

Wednesday 9/7, 7:00-8:00pm, Dante 215

Thursday 9/8, 9:00-10:00am, Dryden Hall

Friday 9/9, 2:00-3:00pm, Dante 215

Monday 9/12, 3:00-4:00pm, Galileo 201

Monday 9/12, 9:00-10:00pm, Dante 215

Reading List:

Selections from:

-Jane Addams, “The Subtle Problems of Charity.” The Atlantic Monthly, www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1899/02/the-subtle-problems-of-charity/306217/

-Benedict XVI.  Encyclical Letter, Caritas in Veritate: On Integral Human Development in Charity and Truth

-Ivan Illich, To Hell with Good Intentions, 1968; trans. Casilla Postal.

-Paul Farmer, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

-Daniel G. Groody, Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace

-Leo XIII.  Encyclical Letter, Rerum Novarum: On Capital and Labor

-The New American Bible

-Oliver, F “Catholic Social Teaching: A Communitarian Democratic Capitalism for the New World Order”

-Corbett and Fikkert “When Helping Hurts”

-M D, Litonjua, “International Development Economics and the Ethics of the Preferential Option for the Poor”

-Luke Salm, “holy presence of God” and “live Jesus in our hearts” pp. 148-153

-Paul Farmer, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

-Rebecca Todd Peters and Elizabeth L. Hinson-Hasty, (eds.) To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians

Basis for Final Grade:

-Number of hours of direct service during January Term and written evaluation of student’s performance by their respective site supervisor(s) (40%; 200 pts.)

-Attendance and participation in all five seminars (5%; 25 pts.)

-Papers/assignments/quizzes (20%; 100 pts.)

-Daily journaling in a notebook during direct service (10%; 50 pts.)

-15-page final reflection paper (20%; 100 pts.)

-Exit interview with instructor to process and evaluate student’s experience (5%; 25 pts.)

Course Fee Per Student:Fees vary by location; all sites include $185 (domestic) / $210 (international)Description of What the Course Fee Covers:

$185.00 (local and domestic) / $210 (international) course fees; travel expenses to and from LSI sites; room and board (for international sites), excursions costs; Course fee covers class materials, journal, texts, food for seminar dinners, program costs, and mandatory travel insurance (international sites)

Dates Traveling:

Jan 2017

Dates on Campus:

The four preliminary classes will take place in the months of Oct-November with a final debrief in 

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.