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CILSA's September eNews
SMC's new President Dr. Jim Donahue 
SERVES during 2013 Weekend of Welcome!
September 2013
Upcoming Events
'Chips & CILSA' OPEN HOUSE September 19, 2013, 12pm-1pm.

2nd Floor Ferroggiaro Hall (Suite 203)

Bring your lunch, enjoy chips, salsa, drinks. See CILSA's new space and meet the staff. 

Post Grad Service & Teaching Panel, October 1, 2013, 6-7:30pm

Hagerty Lounge (DLS Hall)
Come learn about: Peace Corps, City Year, Teach for America, Lasallian Volunteers and more!

Learn more (click here!)

Saturday of Service
October 5, 2013, 9am-2:30pm

Come serve with your peers in a local Bay Area community garden that is committed to food security and justice for all.

Learn more & RSVP today (click here!)

The Value of Public Service: A View from the White House 
October 8, 2013, 7pm-8:30pm

Hear a perspective from Chris Lu: Former White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to President Obama

Summer Fellowship Programs

Magaly Garcia lived and served in Denver, Colorado this summer as part of the Alumni Summer Fellowship Program. Check out her blog!

Gabi Michel, Kenna Williams Maggie Powers, & Mia Gomez lived and served in Oakland and San Francisco as part of the Micah Summer Fellowship Program. Check out their blogs. 

CILSA integrates the head, heart, and hands to promote a culture of community service and social justice education, consonant with SMC's Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts Traditions. At the beginning of each month we send a brief bulletin to update interested individuals about the latest developments and opportunities in CILSA.
WOW! A new year for CILSA...
WOW Service, New Staff, New Space, New Year!

During the Weekend of Welcome or WOW, the new President Dr. Jim Donahue sported a green CILSA T-shirt and joined 40 CILSA and WOW student leaders and 160 new students for the annual WOW Saturday of Service. Students contributed nearly 800 hours of service for parks, gardens and schools in Alameda, Lafayette, Moraga and Oakland.

More on the WOW Saturday of Service

CILSA staff and student leaders are excited for a new academic year! We have new staff, new space and new initiatives to share with you. Read on...

H.E.L.P. (Health, Environment, Learning, & Poverty)
CILSA Student Leaders seek SMC students interested in creating community service and social justice education events.

CILSA Student Leaders are recruiting for volunteer leadership positions where students would contribute 3-5 hours/week in specific positions that would help CILSA and SMC to promote a culture of community service and social justice education.

To learn more & apply, click here

Application deadline: September 13, 2013. 
New Staff!
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CILSA hired two NEW full time staff over the summer, from left, Sarah Beth Dempsey (Engaged Teaching & Learning Coordinator) and Damali Burton (Civic Engagement & Leadership Coordinator) and ). ALL of CILSA's professional staff can be found on the second floor of Ferroggiaro Hall in office suite 203.

CILSA Staff Bios
New Space!

All CILSA staff members can now be found on the 2nd Floor of Ferroggiaro Hall in Suite 203. Join us on Thursday, September 19th from 12pm-1pm for an OPEN HOUSE: 'Chips & CILSA' (Chips, Salsa, and drinks will be on hand)

CILSA student leaders have remodeled space on the 1st Floor of Ferroggiaro Hall. 

CILSA locations

CILSA @ Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556 | (925) 631-4975 |

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