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Inauguration Service Week

“At its heart, the LMU mission and our Catholic intellectual tradition rest on the premise that the best education - the one that sustains you for a lifetime - combines academic, social and spiritual pursuits. We see this integration best when our students step out into the world, near or far, to better know and serve the community. This approach is meant to inspire a lifelong passion for social justice, and it does.”

-LMU President David W. Burcham

In anticipation of his inauguration as the 15th president of LMU, David W. Burcham has initiated an Inauguration Service Week into the university’s commemorative events.

During the week of February 13 – 19, students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of LMU and Loyola Law School are invited to participate in the many service projects organized by student clubs and groups throughout the week. The culminating event will be the President’s Day of Service on Saturday, Feb. 19. Service opportunities will be available at four major service projects throughout Los Angeles.   

Alumni For Others | President's Day of Service will take place on Saturday, February 19th. 
Alumni from across the country will volunteer in Chicago, Denver, Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York, Orange County, Portland, and Sacramento.  For more information about these regional service projects CLICK HERE.   

President's Day of Service - February 19, 2011


Signups are now closed for this event. Volunteer confirmations with parking/transportation information will be sent by Tuesday, February 15th. Over 700 students, faculty, staff and alumni will participate in this first President's Day of Service.


BBQ at Midnight Mission 8am-2pm
Website: http://www.midnightmission.org/

Description:
Preparing and serving meals at a special BBQ for the 2,000 guests of the Mission located in Skid Row.  Due to the large number of clients and volunteers, this event cannot accept volunteers under the age of 18.


Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) 9am-2pm 
Website: http://www.heartofla.org/

Description:
Painting and building projects at this youth center that provides after-school programs focusing on academics, arts and athletics. Children 14 years old and older are welcome at this site.

STAR ECO Station 9am-2pm
Website: http://www.ecostation.org/

Description: Creating and updating habitats for birds, crocodile and reptiles. Children 14 years old and older are welcome at this site.
 
                                     
Westchester High School 9am-2pm
Website: http://www.westchesterhs.org/

Description: Repainting hallway walls and other smaller projects identified by the high school. Children 5 years old and older are welcome at this site.

Other Service Week Events - February 13 - 18

Signups for the week of service are now closed. Volunteer confirmations with parking/transportation information will be sent one week prior to the event.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

 

Dockweiler Beach

Sponsor:  Christian Life Community (CLC)/Leavey 4, O'Malley RHA Building Council

Event Date:  2/13/2011                                   

Start Time:   10am   End Time:  2pm

Site Location:  Dockweiler Beach

Description:  Volunteers will clean-up Dockweiler Beach.

 

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Sponsor:  Del Rey South RHA Building Council

Event Date:  2/13/2011                                   

Start Time:   8pm     End Time:  10pm

Site Location:  Del Rey South First Floor Lounge

Description:  Volunteers would come to Del Rey South First Floor Lounge and make Valentine's Cards for the children in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Children's Wing. Selected volunteers could then deliver them to the hospital. 

 

Monday, February 14, 2011

 

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Sponsor:  LLS, Phi Alpha Delta and Student Bar Association

Event Date:  2/14/2011                                   

Start Time:   10:00am        End Time:  3:00pm

Site Location:  LLS Student Lounge

Description:  Volunteers will make Greeting Cards for sick children at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

 

Marycrest Manor (1)

Sponsor:  Delta Sigma Pi

Event Date:  2/14/2011                                   

Start Time:   3:00PM End Time:  6:00PM

Site Location:  10664 St James Drive, Culver City, CA 90230

Description:  Visit the nursing center sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles to deliver cards, bring flowers, create paper mache arts and crafts.

 

Playa Del Rey Care and Rehabilitation Center

Sponsor:  Sursum Corda

Event Date:  2/14/2011                                   

Start Time:   3:30 PM         End Time:  5:30 PM

Site Location:  Playa Del Rey

Description:  Volunteers will be hosting a Valentine's Day Party for the residents with entertainment, conversation and dancing in the day room.  Volunteers will also deliver flowers and cards to each resident.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

 

Desmond Hall

Sponsor:  Desmond RA

Event Date:  2/15/2011                                   

Start Time:   8:00PM End Time:  9:30PM

Site Location:  Desmond Hall

Description:  Students will be making Valentines and Hygiene kits for the homeless to be distributed later in the week.

 

El Espejo (1)

Sponsor:  El Espejo

Event Date:  2/15/2011                                   

Start Time:   2:45pm          End Time:  5:00pm

Site Location:  Lennox Middle School

Description:  Volunteers will pair up with a mentor and mentee in the classroom for tutoring and the exploration of cultures and customs.

 

Leavey 6

Sponsor:  RHA Executive Board

Event Date:  2/15/2011                                   

Start Time:   9:15 pm         End Time:  11:00 pm

Site Location:  Leavey 6 Meeting Room and Skid Row

Description:  Volunteers will be making sandwiches and packaging meals for the homeless.

 

Ocean Park Community Center and Jefferson Blvd.

Sponsor:  Feed the Hungry

Event Date:  2/15/2011                                   

Start Time:   11:30AM        End Time:  1:30PM

Site Location:  1453 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Description:  Volunteers will prepare lunches for the clients of the Ocean Park Community Center and the day laborers on Jefferson Boulevard.

 

Shriners Hospital for Children

Sponsor:  First Year Class Council & FRESH Squad

Event Date:  2/15/2011                                   

Start Time:   1:30pm          End Time:  4:00pm

Site Location:  3160 Geneva Street Los Angeles, CA 90020

Description:  Volunteers will be doing a "Spring flower" craft with the patients at Shriners Children's Hospital.

 

LLS Student Lounge

Sponsor:  LLS, Public Interest Law Foundation & Surf and Ski Club

Event Date:  2/15/2011                                   

Start Time:   10:00am        End Time:  4:00pm

Site Location:  LLS Student Lounge

Description:  Volunteers will be putting together toiletry "care packages" for homeless people to be delivered to a shelter in Venice Beach. 

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

 

Midnight Mission

Sponsor:  Center for Teaching Excellence and Center for Service and Action

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   6:00 (leaving at 5:30) End Time:  8:00 am

Site Location:  601 South San Pedro Street  Los Angeles, California 90014

Description:  Service-with-Reflection for Learning, Wholeness and Justice

Volunteers will engage in service at Midnight Mission on Skid Row and reflect on our experiences to explore a process that is all too simply called "reflection," a term which belies multiple dimensions of learning and transformation. We have room for 11 faculty members in the CSA vans.  Faculty only.


186th Street Elementary School (1)

Sponsor:  Ignatians Service Organization

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   3:00 (leaving at 2:30) End Time:  4:15

Site Location:  1581 West 186th Street, Gardena  CA

Description:  Volunteers will be helping elementary school students to plant and decorate pots. The students will be able to take the pots home and sustain the plant for as long as they desire.  The goal of this project is to educate the children on sustainability while still having true Iggie fun!


A Million Thanks

Sponsor:  LLS, Public Interest Law Foundation

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   10:00am        End Time:  4:00pm

Site Location:  LLS Student Lounge

Description:  Volunteers will write letters of support to American troops.

 

Daniel Freeman Elementary--" I Have a Dream Foundation"

Sponsor:  Latino Business Student Association

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   2:30pm          End Time:  5pm

Site Location:  Inglewood, CA, 90305

Description:  Volunteers will be doing recreational activities, tutoring, gardening and arts and crafts with students in the after-school program.

 

El Espejo (2)

Sponsor:  El Espejo

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   2:45pm          End Time:  5:00pm

Site Location:  Lennox Middle School

Description:  A day of mentoring dedicated to promoting fitness and nutirtion for the El Espejo mentees.

 

Guadalupe Homeless Project (GHP)

Sponsor:  MEChA

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   4:30pm          End Time:  9:00pm

Site Location:  Dolores Mission, Boyle Heights

Description:  Volunteers will help prepare dinner for the homeless men at GHP. They will also assist in serving the men and sitting down with them for dinner in order to hear their stories.

 

Midnight Mission (1)

Sponsor:  McCarthy Hall Resident Advisors

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   6pm     End Time:  10pm

Site Location:  Skid Row

Description:  Volunteers will gather in the McCarthy Hall lobby to create fleece blankets and view a documentary about the culture of homelessness in Los Angeles. After the blankets are created volunteers will travel to Skid Row in downtown LA to deliver the blankets to clients of Midnight Mission.

 

Downtown Women's Center

Sponsor:  Black Student Union

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   6:30pm     End Time:  8:30pm

Site Location:  442 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA

Description:  Volunteers will help prepare a meal for the women of the Downtown Women's Center.


Operation Gratitude

Sponsor:  East Quad RHA

Event Date:  2/16/2011                                   

Start Time:   10:00PM         End Time:  11:30PM

Site Location:  Sullivan Lounge

Description:  We will be collecting items for care packages to be sent to soldiers and write letters to the military to be included in the care packages from Operation Gratitude.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

 

El Espejo (3)

Sponsor:  El Espejo

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   2:45pm          End Time:  5:00pm

Site Location:  Lennox Middle School

Description:  A volunteer experience dedicated to promoting literacy and culture to our El Espejo mentees. Volunteers will group with mentors and mentees in different classrooms, and engage in tutoring and a class presentation that mentors will lead about a specific book or poem written by a Latina/o author.

 

Hannon Amphitheatre

Sponsor:  Leavey 5 & Leavey 6

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   12:15   End Time:  2:15

Site Location:  Midnight Mission

Description:  A community service program in which residents as well as members of the greater LMU community work together to create 35 fleece-tie blankets.

 

LMU Community Garden

Sponsor:  Human Rights Coalition, Garden Club, Eco Students

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   12pm   End Time:  3pm

Site Location:  Between Sullivan & Pereira

Description:  Volunteers will participate in the "breaking ground" celebration by preparing the soil for planting the garden.  Work will include tearing out the existing plants and aerating the soil for planting.

 

Malone Student Center

Sponsor:  LMU Greek Council

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   12:15   End Time:  1:35

Site Location:  The Hill

Description:  Volunteers will work with Greek Council to put together toiletry care packages for the homeless  that will be distributed at Midnight Mission that Saturday. Before putting the care packages together, there will be a drive within the Greek community to get toiletries. We will also go to local businesses and ask for donations.

 

Midnight Mission Housing Program

Sponsor:  Marians Service Organization

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   6pm     End Time:  8pm

Site Location:  Inglewood

Description:  Volunteers will play with children who live at this site that assists low income families.

 

Santa Monica

Sponsor:  Beta Theta Pi

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   5:00pm          End Time:  12:00am

Site Location:  Pizza Del Rey (by First Year Living Area)

Description:  The men of Beta Theta Pi, along with volunteers, will be making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at LMU. We will then take these sandwiches and hand them out along with some water to the homeless in Santa Monica, ensuring that these individuals will receive at least one meal for the day.

 

LLS Student Lounge

Sponsor:  LLS, Public Interest Law Foundation

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   10:00am        End Time:  4:00pm

Site Location:  LLS Student Lounge

Description:  Volunteers will be making no-sew fleece blankets for the elderly in convalescent homes.


Westside Children's Center

Sponsor:  McCarthy Hall RHA

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   3:00pm          End Time:  5:00pm

Site Location:  Westside Children's Center

Description:  Volunteers will take children's books that have been collected throughout the month to the Westside Children's Center and volunteer with the children. Volunteers will also learn about the services offered at the Center and how they can continue to be involved with the Center.

 

Wilshire and Union Day Laborer Center

Sponsor:  LLS, La Raza

Event Date:  2/17/2011                                   

Start Time:   11:30am        End Time:  2:30pm

Site Location:  1600 Shatto Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

(East parking lot, Home Depot @ Wilshire and Union)

Description:  Volunteers will advise day laborers on their rights.

 

Friday, February 18, 2011

 

186th Street Elementary School (2)

Sponsor:  LMU Pi Beta Phi

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   12 pm  End Time:  2 pm

Site Location:  1581 West 186th Street Gardena, CA

Description:  Volunteers will promote literacy to a 3rd grade class through interactive reading and writing games.

 

Blessed Sacrament Church

Sponsor:  MAGIS

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   6:00pm          End Time:  7:30pm

Site Location:  Loyola Marymount University Campus

Description:  Volunteers will be creating care packages for the homeless population of Hollywood. Volunteers will create but not deliver the packages.

 

Bread & Roses Cafe

Sponsor:  Belles

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   9am     End Time:  12pm

Site Location:  St. Joseph's Center, Santa Monica

Description:  Volunteers will make sack dinners for the homeless who attend Bread & Roses Café located in the Santa Monica area.

 

Dolores Mission

Sponsor:  Underwings Praxis

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   3:00 p.m. (carpools will leave at 2:30pm)   End Time:  5:30 p.m. (Return 6:30 p.m.)

Site Location:  170 S Gless St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Description:  Volunteers will interact with students (K-8) and provide mentoring and tutoring services to students. In addition, volunteers will be hosting a mini carnival for the students in which volunteers will play games, do activities, and participate in a kickball/dodge ball tournament.

 

El Espejo (4)

Sponsor:  El Espejo

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   2:45pm          End Time:  5:00pm

Site Location:  Lennox Middle School

Description:  Volunteers will be paired with a group of mentors and mentees in different classrooms, and engage in 30 minutes of tutoring and then particiapte in various activities that promote teamwork and interaction amongst everyone.  Facepainting will be offered for our mentees as a fun treat for their hard work throughtout the week.

 

Habitat for Humanity Build

Sponsor:  Center for Service and Action

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   8am     End Time:  3pm

Site Location:  Lynwood, CA

Description:  Volunteers will assist Habitat for Humanity build a home.

 

Loyola Village Elementary

Sponsor:  Sigma Chi

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   2:30 PM         End Time:  5:00 PM

Site Location:  8821 Villanova Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Description:  Volunteers will help with tutoring elementary school kids.

 

SAGE

Sponsor:  MAGIS

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   2:00pm          End Time:  5:pm

Site Location:  Nickerson Gardens Sage Center, Watts, CA

Description:  Read children's book to the children of SAGE.

 

St. Columbkille Elementary School

Sponsor:  Gryphon Circle

Event Date:  2/18/2011                                   

Start Time:   12:00 pm       End Time:  2:45 pm

Site Location:  W. 64th St., Los Angeles, CA

Description:  The volunteers will be playing games with the students outside, and possibly help the students decorate little pots which will be given out at a Spring Gala, a fundraiser that will ensure that the school can stay open.  Volunteers may also participate in a playground beautification project and effort to make the area safer.

 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

 

Marycrest Manor (2)

Sponsor:  Campus Ministry

Event Date:  2/19/2011                                   

Start Time:   1:30pm          End Time:  3:30pm

Site Location:  10664 St James Drive, Culver City, CA 90230

Description:  Volunteers will Play games, such as BINGO or Rummikub, with residents of Marycrest Manor. Volunteers will meet at the lower level of Sacred Heart Chapel for brief orientation. We will be at Marycrest by 2pm. Leave from Marycrest at 3:30pm, return to campus by 4pm.

 

Pico-Union Neighborhood

Sponsor:  LLS, Student Bar Association and Environmental Law Society

Event Date:  2/19/2011                                   

Start Time:   11:00am        End Time:  1:00pm

Site Location:  Area surrounding LLS campus

Description:  Volunteers will be participating in a neighborhood clean-up project.

 

Weekend 2/18-2/20

 

DeColores

Sponsor:  Campus Ministry -Music Ministry

Event Date:  2/18-2/20                                   

Start Time:   5:30pm Friday End Time:  4pm Sunday

Site Location:  Mexico

Description:  On Saturday morning we will be involved with a building/construction project, midday we will go to Casa Imigrante to hear stories of migration. On Sunday we will serve breakfast at an orphanage and play with the children. Music Ministry alums only please.