Concordia Experience

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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
  • Participating in CUC's annual alternative spring break service trip to places like New Orleans and Charleston, SC
  • 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 theater troupe
  • National and international service – mission trips and Christian response to global issues of injustice and human rights
  • Lock-ins, retreats and concerts for high school students through Concordia Youth Ministry