Solidarity in Action Volunteer Programs
University Ministry's Solidarity-In-Action programs collaborate with a variety of Bay Area nonprofit agencies to provide USF students with opportunities to engage in their local community. Through these programs, our students honor the Jesuit ideals of being people with and for others, and contemplatives in action. Students witness the daily struggle of people living on the margins of society and are encouraged, through reflection, to analyze and question the systems which perpetuate this suffering.
Father Alfred Center
The Father Alfred Center’s year-long work-structured rehabilitation program empowers men with no income or resources with the tools to overcome addiction, and the support to establish productive and healthy lives. Students lead a weekly meditation and stress management group with new members of the FAC program. The program takes place every Friday from 3:30-5:30pm including travel time. Priority goes towards students taking the corresponding Symposium class and SII students. For more information, please email Mauricio Diaz de Leon.
Spend time, share a meal, build relationship with 20+ homeless men and women from the Tenderloin. This gathering takes place at the Faithful Fools Ministry—234 Hyde Street—where "we are called to a Ministry of Presence that acknowledges each human's incredible worth." Faithful Fools participates in shattering myths about those living in poverty, seeing the light, courage, intelligence, strength, and creativity of the people we encounter. The program takes place every Tuesday from 6pm-8pm. We meet at the University Ministry office at 5:15pm to drive over to Faithful Fools. For more information, please email Mauricio Diaz de Leon.