The Micah Summer Fellowship Program is designed to allow current Saint Mary’s undergraduate students the opportunity to experience faith, service, and community in the example of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. This is an immersion living/learning program designed to advance each student’s professional development, leadership development, and growing awareness of important social issues. The Micah Summer Fellows will be positively changed through learning and serving and as a result become agents for positive social change.
MARCH 11, 2014 -APPLICATION DEADLINE...see bottom of page for details and application...
'He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?' (Micah 6:8)
Four qualified (2nd, 3rd or 4th year student during 2014-2015 academic year, 3.0 GPA, previous service & leadership experience) Saint Mary’s students will apply to and be selected to participate in the Micah Summer Fellowship Program.
Each student will serve for 8 weeks (June 1st - July 27th) at a Bay Area community organization that promotes the common good. Students’ service will be varied based on the community partner that they serve. Some will work directly with low-income and marginally housed individuals to help provide access to basic needs such as food, shelter, jobs, and health care.
Others will work directly with staff and citizens to plan and implement campaigns to end houselessness, advocate for access to health care, neighborhood safety, employment, and education. The students service will directly or indirectly empower and benefit those who are economically disadvantaged and in need of the above items.
Fellows will live together in an Oakland apartment and engage in a community night twice a week. During this time, they will discuss readings, reflection papers, projects, and a final paper. A CILSA staff member coordinates and facilitates the Micah Summer Fellowship program, maintaining regular contact with the Fellows and community partners. Fellows are expected to devote 35-40 hours each week to their community partner organization and are not allowed to engage in any other employment during the fellowship period.
Because the fellowship experience may impinge upon students’ ability to earn money during the summer to pay for school expenses in the fall, each fellow will receive a $2,000 service award upon completion.
Questions? Contact Ryan Lamberton