Concordia Experience

Service Learning & Leadership

Service learning is an integral part of your college experience at Concordia-Chicago. Textbooks and classroom discussions quickly translate into hands-on opportunities to serve within local and national communities where you can change and improve the lives of others.

Current students serve by:

  • Volunteering at a local women's shelter
  • Leading youth retreats
  • Teaching Sunday school
  • Rebuilding homes in storm-stricken areas
  • Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
  • Working with youth through an after school program with the River Forest and River Grove Public Libraries
  • Serving meals at St. Malachy Church’s soup kitchen
  • Assisting with the Boys and Girls Club of West Cook County
  • Participating in the “Read to Me” literacy enhancement program at St. Eulalia Parish

Campus Growth and Spiritual Activities

At CUC, you can participate in:

  • Fish Out of Water – Christian theatre troupe
  • National and international service – mission trips and Christian response to global issues of injustice and human right
  • Lock-ins, retreats and concerts for high school students through Concordia Youth Ministry

By The Numbers

Year Summary for 2013-2014

Total number of CUC students engaged in Academic
Service-Learning:
- 540 students
- 5,400 service hours

Total number of CUC students engaged in Community Service of any kind, including Ministry Service:
776 students
- 59% of CUC students

Total number of all Service hours completed by CUC students:
- 11,426 hours