Mission & Values
To develop students with an ethic of service and a life long thirst for social justice.
In the Ignatian Tradition of educating women and men for and with others, CCASL works with staff, faculty and community partners to develop relationships grounded in reciprocity that strive to meet the needs of the community while providing a transformational student learning experience.
During this experience, students hone their intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional gifts in service for the common good. Students develop an orientation towards service and grow in their understanding of complex issues contributing to injustice. As graduates, they will have the desire and ability to fight oppression in their own communities and will seek solidarity with the poor and vulnerable.
Community: Through service to others, we manifest our belief in the interconnectedness of all people.
Hearth: In the spirit of accompaniment, we share our space, time, and love with others to create genuine relationships.
Justice: Through civic engagement, we seek to reverse social, environmental, and systemic injustices in our world. CCASL challenges students to become active agents of social change.
Respect: We value the dignity of every person. Through reflective engagement with others, we seek to move beyond the realm of tolerance into a deeper place of common respect.
Transformation: By providing educational opportunities that allow students to become their most authentic, true selves, we develop global citizens with an educated awareness of and commitment to creating a more just, peaceful and equitable world.
Creativity: We foster an environment that values our diversity of perspectives and experiences, so that the vitality, optimism, and energy of our students may fuel innovative solutions that address complex contemporary problems.