Moreau Center for Service and Justice

In partnership with local and global communities, the Moreau Center for Service and Justice engages critical human and environmental concerns through active learning, mutually beneficial service, and experience-based leadership development rooted in Catholic social teaching. Check out our highlights to see what's new with the Moreau Center.


Social Justice Immersion application is open! We invite you to apply for the 2021-22 immersions of the Urban Immersion at the end of winter break, the Border Immersions, Environmental Justice Immersion and North Portland Immersion at spring break, and the Civil Rights Immersion and Community Organizing and Resistance Immersion (CORE) at the start of summer break. The immersion deadline to apply for all immersions is the end of the day, Sunday October 3rd. Click here to apply! To learn more about immersions, click here.

Interns for Justice Our 2021 summer Interns for Justice are in the midst of their summer internships and writing about their experiences serving at organizations such as Coalition of Communities of Color and the Center for Migration, Gender and Justice. Follow along with the students' reflections throughout the summer by following this link!

Pilots Give 2021 Thanks to all of our generous supporters, the Moreau Center raised over $35,000! This funding will support our continued work with student leadership development, community engagement, Immersions, and Interns for JusticeWe are tremendously grateful to our community for supporting our work with such generosity.

Building an Anti-Racist Center In pursuit of creating a more just, equitable and loving world, we will apply an Anti-Racist lens to the following areas of our work:

Volunteer for COVID 19 Relief Several local organizations need our help. Click here to learn more.

Learn about the Moreau Center and the type of work we do in the community through this short video featuring program director, Laurie Laird, and program manager, Tshombe Brown:

Environmental Justice Immersion: Over Spring Break 2020, students explored environmental justice issues in Portland and the Columbia River Gorge in Moreau Center's first ever Environmental Justice Immersion. Check out this video of our transformational experience: