Community Service

SBA has a number of scheduled Community Service projects for this semester. The programs are coordinated by the Community Service Committee and are open to the general law school community. SBA encourages all students and faculty to get involved and give back to the community. If you are interested in participating in any of these projects, please contact Devyn Cook, the Community Service Chair.

Current Semester-Long Projects Include:

*Storytime with Headstart
Law students go into preschool Headstart classrooms
for one hour per week and read stories to the children.
* The Center for the Homeless Tutoring Program
Law students tutor elementary and middle school-aged children at Jefferson Elementary twice a week for an hour and a half each day. The children are bused from the Center for the Homeless to the school Monday through Thursday.
* Dinner at Dismus House
Law students cook dinner for the residents of Dismus House on select Tuesday nights (5 to 7 pm). Dismus House is a place where University students live in community with ex-cons and help to re-integrate them into society. The residents provide the food, and the law students cook and then eat with them.

Seasonal Projects Include:

*Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build (October)
Law students helped other University students to build a house for a South Bend community family over Fall Break.
* Kids and Kandy (October)
The SBA sponsored a trick or treating outing for local elementary Catholic school children on the first floor of the law school.
* Thanksgiving Basket Drive (November)
SBA helped package and deliver Thanksgiving Baskets for the Social Justice Forum's annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive.
* Toys for Tots (December)
SBA donated $200 worth of toys to the Marine Corp-sponsored annual project.