Special Partnerships

Check out where the Mission & Ministry Center partners with groups across campus and our off campus relationships.

On-Campus Partnerships | Service Sites | Lasallian Partnerships | Other Off-Campus Partnerships

On-Campus Partnerships

OFFICE OF MISSION - The Office of Mission promotes and enhances the mission of Saint Mary’s College by supporting the participation of faculty, staff and students in an array of activities such as research, curriculum development, immersions, service programs, retreats, discussions and institutes at SMC, in the Lasallian District of San Francisco/New Orleans, the Lasallian Region of North America and in the International Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
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CATHOLIC INSTITUTE FOR LASALLIAN SOCIAL ACTION (CILSA) - We partner with CILSA on several occasions to offer our students several service opportunities. 
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INTERCULTRUAL CENTER (IC) 
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THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES (TRS) 
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Service Sites

DE LA SALLE ACADEMY - Opened in 2014, De La Salle Academy is a middle school for 5th-8th grade boys of academic promise from low-income families in the Greater Concord area. The school is grounded in the belief that a well-ordered and rigorous education is a key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Such an education can prepare students to live meaningful and productive lives and to recognize and fulfill their obligation to contribute to the well-being of the larger community. By focusing on students during their formative years, De La Salle Academy helps boys to lay a foundation upon which to build future success.
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MONUMENT CRISIS CENTER - 1990 Market Street, Concord - Founded in 2003, Monument Crisis Center is a community-based non-profit family resource center for Central and East Contra Costa County. The center offers nutritious food, quality resources and referrals to low-income individuals and families in order to help them become stable and secure in their community.  The center also offers a Teen Center and tutoring programs.
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FOOD BANK OF CONTRA COSTA AND SOLANO - Started in 1975, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano stores and distributes donated and purchased perishable and nonperishable food items. They distribute food directly to low-income people at community sites and make food available for other nonprofit organizations serving the ill, needy and children. The Food Bank works to reduce food waste, feed hungry people and raise public awareness of issues related to food and hunger.
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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ALAMEDA COUNTY The mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County is to provide relief and support to those in need through person-to-person assistance and collective action guided by Vincentian principles of fellowship.
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IMMERSIONS - An Immersion trip offers opportunities for greater learning through experiential-based programs which allows students to engage with the Mission of SMC. All three immersions offer cultural, educational and spiritually-driven opportunities for students to foster faith and solidarity.
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LASALLIAN SERVICE INTERNSHIP (LSI) - Students enrolled in the LSI course spend Jan-Term engaged in service-learning with an organization that works with the underserved and marginalized groups. Students choose from a variety of local, domestic, and international service sites: preschools, elementary, middle and high schools, youth residential programs, orphanages, social service agencies, and community & senior centers.
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Lasallian Partnerships

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF THE BROTHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
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LASALLIAN REGION OF NORTH AMERICA (RELAN) 
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LASALLIAN DISTRICT OF SAN FRANCISCO NEW ORLEANS
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CRISTO REY DE LA SALLE EAST BAY HIGH SCHOOL - We partner with Cristo Rey De La Salle to help students have a more holistic education through their corporate work study program.
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LASALLIAN SERVICE INTERNSHIP (LSI) - Students enrolled in the LSI course spend Jan-Term engaged in service-learning with an organization that works with the underserved and marginalized groups. Students choose from a variety of local, domestic, and international service sites: preschools, elementary, middle and high schools, youth residential programs, orphanages, social service agencies, and community & senior centers.
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Other Off-Campus Partnerships

IMPERFECT PRODUCE 
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FOOD BANK OF CONTRA COSTA AND SOLANO 
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CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES 
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