University of Portland Bulletin 2012-2013

Moreau Center for Service and Leadership

Laura N. Goble, director

The Moreau Center for Service and Leadership gives students opportunities to provide direct service and work to improve communities in Portland, the broader United States, and globally. In doing so, the Moreau Center forms spiritually aware servant-scholars and global citizens committed to leading for the common good. From ongoing weekly service to one-time efforts, programs are complemented by educational opportunities to analyze and critique contemporary social issues and to probe the links between faith, service and social concern. The office also supports faculty and students in developing service-learning experiences which link course content and community service and organizes co-curricular service-learning immersions during each academic break.

Opportunities include tutoring children and recent refugees, mentoring, visiting the elderly, serving meals to the homeless, building and repairing homes, working with disabled children and adults, study of migrant farm worker issues, study of inner city problems, and more. Updated opportunities can be found at and

Students may be eligible to earn Community Service Work Study funds for their efforts. Vehicles are available for those needing help with transportation. More information can be found by calling (503) 943-7132, online at, or by e-mail at