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.


LEAD@UP Applications are Live! Apply to be a student leader with the Moreau Center! Applications will be accepted until March 17. Check out our student leader positions here.

Interns for Justice Applications are available now! The IFJ program is a summer service opportunity for University of Portland students. Learn more and apply to become an IFJ here.

Monthly Dinners are Back - Thursday, March 11! With all of the challenges of late, it’s time for a break with new friends and old. You bring your own dinner, since we’re all in remote locations, but that won’t stop us from connecting! Register for our March Monthly Dinner on Engage.

MLK Day On Recording is available! Did you miss MLK Day On or would you like to revisit the virtual keynote by UP Alumnus, Taylor Stewart ’18? If so, you can find the recording here.

Building an Anti-Racist Center The Moreau Center acknowledges the need to commit more fully to the cause of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression in our programs. We ask you --students, faculty, staff, community partners, and neighbors -- to firmly and lovingly hold us accountable. Please reach out with advice and suggestions.

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: