Position Title: Program Director
The Program Director, as a member of the administrative team, is responsible for the development and implementation of the Darst Center educational programs. The retreat program, the primary method of education, focuses on instruction for high school and college students, utilizing a service-learning approach to discuss issues of social justice (homelessness, food insecurity, education, criminal justice, immigration) and analyze their root causes (racism, living wage, gentrification, inequitable distribution of resources, etc.). The Program Director initiates/manages the Center’s relationships with partner agencies who serve as co-educators while
Welcome back to RE-THINK, a blog where our staff members will be sharing their thoughts and experiences working at the Br. David Darst Center. Today’s post is from our Program Director Suzanne Goebel. In her post, she shares her passion for reading as well as three books that have fundamentally shaped her view of social justice. *
Since I was young, I’ve always loved reading. I have fond memories of stories and books I’ve read that helped shape the person I am and how I see the world around me.
Join us Saturday, September 23 at the Br. David Darst Center for a masquerade-themed Murder Mystery Dinner. Enjoy a four-course plated meal and an elegant wine reception while having the time of your lives at a performance to “die for” from the The Murder Mystery Company.
Come dressed to impress in your ballroom best (evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, tailcoats, and top hats) as we try to solve the mystery afoot at the annual Billionaires Club Masquerade Ball.
Tickets are $50.00 per guest and include a
Welcome back to RE-THINK, a blog where our staff members will be sharing their thoughts on their experiences working at the Br. David Darst Center. Today’s post is from Emily Becker, one of our new Retreat Facilitators and Summer Interns! In her post, she shares her thoughts on social justice, leading retreats and why Chicago’s best days are yet to come.
Hello Darst Center community and friends!
My name is Emily Becker and I am interning here at the Darst Center this summer working on programming and co-facilitating urban immersion retreats.
The Br. David Darst Center is pleased to announce it has recently received three major grants to help support their social justice education programs.
The Center was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Sisters of Mercy Midwest, a $6,000 grant from the Priests of the Sacred Heart and a $5,500 grant from the Christian Brothers of the Midwest’s LaSallian Mission Opportunity Fund. The funding will be used to provide resources for the Center’s Urban Immersion Retreats and Social Justice Workshops, which educate youth and young adults on the real life experience of the many
Hello, Darst Center and friends, my name is Casey Kaldahl and I am your media intern for the summer! As well as helping the development team with social media, I’ll be taking part on retreats as a facilitator this summer. In my junior year of high school, I was a participant on a Darst Center retreat and five years later I’ve found my way back. I am beyond excited to see what the summer holds!
Last May I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with BA’s in Social Justice Studies and