Social Impact

Gonzaga education professors and students take Art from the Heart to the YWCA.

Gonzaga's ethos starts with community service

  • Gonzaga's Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL) engages more than 3,000 students per year with more than 100 community partners, through an average of 30 programs
  • 200 GU students annually provide renovation assistance to area schools and camps, such as Camp Dart-Lo, Camp Cross and Trinity School
  • The Rosauer School of Education’s Center for Applied Behavior Analysis serves children with severe behavioral disabilities for no or low cost to families
  • University Legal Assistance has provided pro bono legal services to qualifying low-income residents of Spokane County, through Gonzaga’s School of Law, since 1975
  • Faculty and staff serve as board members, volunteers, pastors and donors in more than 425 Spokane organizations ranging from churches to charities, service organizations and arts programs
  • Institute for Action Against Hate is working to counter hate through research, advocacy and education
  • Gonzaga Indian Education Outreach Program provides summer research internships at Gonzaga for students from Wellpinit High School
  • Campus Kitchen at GU has provided almost 15,000 meals to low-income families in Spokane
  • Campus Kids and other mentoring programs provided 689 at-risk elementary and middle school students with academic assistance in fall 2009 at no cost to families — or schools
  • Mark and Marcy Few's Coaches vs Cancer Basketball Gala and Golf Classic have raised more than $4 million to fight cancer


Cyndy Stevenson

"Gonzaga students bring
wonderful instincts and skills to
the table, and they participate
in life changing relationships
(for themselves and the
patients). Horizon Hospice has
been blessed by each one of
our 150 GU service learning
- Cyndy Stevenson, co-chair,
Inland Northwest Service
Learning Partnership

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