Duquesne's service-learning efforts are driven by the values and practices informed by our institutional mission and charism of our founders, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit:
- Collaboration - We do not do for anyone what we can do with them.
- Relationships - We strive to develop sustainable relationships in communities; we do not drop in for one-shot experiences.
- Responsible Action - By working with community partners we align our efforts with the community's agenda and vision rather than insert our own.
- Systemic Change - We try to address the root causes of community challenges. In those instances where direct service is provided, we educate ouselves and our students about the systemic issues that create a need for our service.
More than 45 service-learning classes are offered each year.
|People we serve:
Children and Youth
Persons with Disabilities
Persons experiencing homelessness
Recently resettled refugee families
Non-native English speakers
Incarcerated men and women
Persons with chronic disease states
Persons who are un- or under-insured
Families and patients seeking medical attention
Environs we serve:
|Initiatives we serve:
Income Tax Preparation
Vaccination and Immunization
Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility
Humane Treatment of Animals
Communities we serve: