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December 2016: San Miguel School–Chicago

In this month’s Lasallian Volunteers “Ministry of the Month,” the Midwest District is featured. The ministry is The San Miguel School of Chicago and the Lasallian Volunteers are Erik Thomas and Kathryn “Kat” Varone 16-17. Erik graduated from St. Mary’s College of California in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in accounting, and Kat graduated from Manhattan College in 2015 with her Bachelor’s degree in education and in 2016 with her Master’s in Special Education.  WHAT IS THE SAN MIGUEL SCHOOL OF CHICAGO? San Miguel School serves students who are academically at-risk and whose families are economically disadvantaged. San Miguel relies almost entirely on community support and donations to operate while currently serving 90 middle school students, over 120 graduates, and over 600 family members. The school utilizes small class sizes, a longer school day, reading and language arts focused curriculum, parental/family involvement, experiential learning through field trips and other hands on experiences, and intensive graduate support to help the students at San Miguel gain success both at San Miguel and into the future. HOW DID ERIK AND KAT BECOME LASALLIAN VOLUNTEERS? For Erik it was the next step after he went to St. Mary’s College of California. He felt it [...]

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November 2016: Cathedral High School-El Paso

In this month’s Lasallian Volunteers “Ministry of the Month,” The District of San Francisco New Orleans is featured. The ministry is Cathedral High School El Paso and the Lasallian Volunteer is Rebecca “Becca” Hulick, 15-17. Becca went [...]

October 2016: De La Salle Blackfeet School

In this month’s Lasallian Volunteers “Ministry of the Month,” we are highlighting a ministry of the Midwest District. The Lasallian Volunteers serving at De La Salle Blackfeet School (DLSBS) in Browning, Montana are all 2nd [...]

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September 2016: Serviam Gardens

In this month’s Lasallian Volunteers “Ministry of the Month,” The District of Eastern North America is featured. The ministry is Serviam Gardens and the Lasallian Volunteers are Jacquie Martin, 15-17 and Jaime Turrentine, 16-17. Both [...]

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May 2016: Samantha Hyland

Samantha working with students. Ministry: De Marillac Academy, San Francisco, California College: La Salle University What do you do? At De Marillac Academy, I serve as the Academic Resource Teacher, working with grades 4-8. I work [...]

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April 2016: Julia Kueter

Julia as her favorite children's book character Junie B. Jones Ministry: Saint Cecilia School and Academy, St. Louis, Missouri College: Christian Brothers University What do you do? My day to day schedule contains a myriad of [...]

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March 2016: Tidiany Diarra

Ministry: La Salle School College: Lewis University What do you do? I’m a Recreational Coordinator and Mentor at a therapeutic residential treatment and alternative to detention facility for youth experiencing trauma, mental illness, and abuse. Why did you [...]

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February 2016: Martin Chavez

Ministry: San Miguel Middle School of Tulsa College: Saint Mary’s College of California What do you do? I’m a teacher, tutor, athletic director, coach, and breakfast server. At San Miguel, I’m known for making the “breakfast special”! Why did you choose [...]

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December 2015: Julia Turner

Ministry: The San Miguel School of Providence College: Saint Mary’s College of California What do you do? I work in the Graduate Support Department at San Miguel. We do tracking and outreach to our Graduates who need extra support. Our [...]

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November 2015: Molly Nocera

Molly taking students to a pumpkin patch Ministry: Catalyst Maria Charter School, Chicago, IL College: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota What do you do? I serve as an Instructional Assistant for 1st and 2nd grade, and I [...]

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October 2015: Ellie Cash

Ellie Cash, 15-16 Ministry: San Miguel High School in Tucson, Arizona College: Saint Louis University What do you do? My official title is “Student Support Coordinator” and I serve in both the academic setting and [...]