Laurie Laird, B.S., M.A.T., director
The Moreau Center visions that University of Portland graduates would be spiritually aware, servant-scholars and global citizens leading for the common good. We provide opportunities for community-based learning, service, leadership development and reflection through curricular and co-curricular partnerships, projects and programs that explore significant questions of human concern and collaboratively respond to the needs of the world. 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 concerns for urban communities and more. Updated opportunities can be found at https://sites.up.edu/readytoserve/.
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 up.edu/moreaucenter, or by e-mail at email@example.com.