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Center for Service

The Center for Service is an academic center grounded in the Catholic Social Tradition, which holds that all people should participate in seeking the common good together. We support the Mount community and our community partners in facilitating transformative service experiences that promote the common good in Northern Frederick County and beyond.

 

Location: Lower McGowan Hall, Room 116
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
301-447-5310
Sarah Neitz
Director of the Center for Service

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The Center for Service facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between our community partners, students, faculty, and staff.

Who we serve

Students
Faculty & Staff
Community Partners

Students

Students participate in significant service through our CORE leadership program, immersions, and credit-bearing classes.

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty generate research for our local community, and work with community partners to teach experiential classes.

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Community Partners

Community members participate in the Mount’s research, teaching, and service through community-based research and learning.

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Students

CORE Leadership Program

CORE is a unique leadership development program offered by the Center for Service. Passionate, enthusiastic student leaders are fully trained to lead Mount Break-Away Immersions through this intensive, rewarding program.

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Mount Break-Away Immersions

Immersion trips are offered during spring and summer break. These week-long experiences are led by the CORE leadership team, and allow participants to connect with the greater domestic and international community through service, building community, and reflection.

Mount Semester of Service

The Semester of Service is a 6-credit class, that gives students that opportunity to serve others through an internship with a community organization in Northern Frederick County, while engaged in a reflection-based academic class. Students are paired with a community partner for a 10 hour per week internship that matches their major and future career plans. They also attend a weekly class to reflect on their experiences within the social context of Northern Frederick County and learn how to serve others well

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Mount Table

Mount Table is a free on-campus supplemental food program, available to all students.

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Community Partner Directory

Looking for a place to volunteer? Planning a service event for your club, residence hall, or class? Our Community Partner Directory lists organizations in within an easy drive from the Mount, so that you can find a community partner addressing a social issue you care about, or fits your group’s need. You can also contact the Center for Service to set up a Service Consultation. Our staff will help you find the right service opportunity, coordinate with community partners, and figure out transportation.

Set up a consultation

Faculty & Staff

CARiTAS Community-Based Research

Community Advancement Resources in Training Assessment and Service (CARiTAS) generates high quality research on a local level that empowers leaders in our community to properly identify and address current needs. CARiTAS works directly with our community partners to connect them to resources available on campus, including data collection and analysis.

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Service Learning Consultations

Thinking about integrating community-based learning in a class? Our staff will help you connect students to the right service opportunity, coordinate with community partners, and figure out transportation. Our Community Partner Directory lists organizations in within an easy drive from the Mount, so that you can find a community partner addressing a social issue connected to your course material.

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Community Partners

Help with Data

Community Advancement Resources in Training Assessment and Service (CARiTAS) generates high quality research that empowers local leaders to identify and address current needs. CARiTAS can connect you with faculty or students to organize data, compile grant reports, or analyze trends.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CARITAS

Volunteers & Interns

Looking to advertise volunteer opportunities for your organization? Our Community Partner Directory lists organizations within an easy drive from the Mount, so that students interested in volunteering can find you.

List your organization