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Service Learning: The UU College of Social Justice

Participants in the UU College of Social Justice's inaugural National Youth Justice Summit, 2012

Participants in the UU College of Social Justice's inaugural National Youth Justice Summit, 2012

Who We Are

The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) helps Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations harness collective power for change through trips and programs that provide an exciting, hands-on experience for current leaders and future activists of any age! We build capacity for moving justice forward. The college is an enduring educational institution that transforms lives.

What We Do

UUCSJ offers experiential learning to inspire and sustain social justice engagement. Our service learning trips of five to fifteen days bring participants into relationship with partner organizations both within the United States and abroad. Activate!, our dynamic justice training program for high school youth, is offered in different locations in  sessions of one and two weeks. We offer internships of longer duration, primarily designed for young adults, and sabbatical opportunities for ministers and seminarians. Our programs are grounded in Unitarian Universalist history and theology, contemplative practice, social change theory and the development of multicultural competency.

Our History

UUCSJ is a formal collaboration of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). Building on several years of successful UUA-UUSC partnership, this collaboration offers us a bold new way to live our faith in the world, linking resources, people programs and creativity.

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What is service learning? Witness it in action in Haiti through the experiences of Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice participants.

UU College of Social Justice

UUCSJ provides youth justice trainings, young adult internships around the world, and service learning journeys in support of the long-term work of social justice.

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Under the leadership of Director Kathleen McTigue, UUCSJ was introduced during the UUA 2012 General Assembly. Enjoy video from Plenary V, which includes a chalice lighting from Rev. Dr. Peter Morales, President of the UUA; and Rev. Dr. William Schulz, President of the UUSC.