Service Learning

The ICCP theology department is implementing community-based service learning within the curriculum at each grade level. Community-based service learning is not synonymous with volunteerism or community service though both volunteerism and community service are important components of our call to charity/love as Christians.
By establishing partnerships between their classrooms and the community, students will be challenged through scripture, theory, method, concept, and assignments with varied service experiences. Some examples of these experiences are direct service, project-based service, community-based research, and advocacy.  It is our hope that through these experiences students learn how to become agents of transformative action to assist in liberating communities or individuals of communities from whatever oppression they may be facing.

It is our hope that these experiences, through community-based service learning, provide our students an opportunity of conversion and that conversion leads to their participation in the direct service opportunities that the Theology Department offers throughout the course of the academic year. We are in partnership with organizations like soup kitchens, food pantries, work with adults with special needs, nursing homes, and many more with the goal of rooting our IC Catholic Prep students in authentic service leadership that leads to transformative action.