Service and Action House
Located in a house directly off campus, these students LMU community into local service projects. Most LMU students have a passion for service. Residents of the Service and Action House take that passion further by assuming leadership roles where their community service can make a powerful difference. The Service and Action House also places heavy emphasis on four post-grad service pillars: Spirituality, Social Justice, Community and Simple Living. House members participate in two Spiritual Direction nights a semester reflecting on their relationships as a community. Before both the Fall and Spring semesters, the house participates in orientations discuss how to pursue simple living and promote social justice.
House members plan community service projects and participate in a variety of social justice and community events. Past projects include making dinner for the men at Guadalupe Homeless Project in Boyle Heights and serving breakfast at Midnight Mission on Skid Row. Programs with the LMU community include assisting in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith and Prayer Service, a Black History Month event at the House and a Just Desserts program in the beginning of the school year integrating the LMU community with the House.
How to apply for the Service and Action House
To access the applications for the Service and Action House, please log in to MYLMU. Select "system logins" from the top right to access "student housing online services" option from the drop down menu. Select the "my housing" tab and the link titled "forms."
"The Center for Service and Action House has challenged my character as a young adult. It has shaped and molded me to be the man I am today. I leave the CSA House with rich memories and lifelong friendships. The CSA House experience has taught me to live life simply, be in tune with my spirituality, enrich the livelihood of my community, and work for the welfare and betterment of the living conditions of the less fortunate who have endured injustices in this world."
-Lord Anthony Advincula, Class 2010
"Living at the CSA House was the most eye opening experience LMU offered me as far as exposure to what post-grad service would be like. Every day, ever interaction with a community member, and every meeting and simple living experience taught me a little more about myself. I had to practice on a daily basis being present to others. I had to make very conscious and deliberate choices to conserve water or to walk instead of drive. I was challenged on a day-to-day basis and it wasn't always easy. I got so much out of the experience. I came into my post grad service year really prepared and self-aware, which has both my time time at LMU and after LMU much more rewarding."
-Amy Rios, Class of 2009
For more information
Please contact Maria Alderete at 310-338-2957 for more information regarding the program.