Be sure to catch the Darst Center’s own Keith Donovan and Jennifer Jackson-Outlaw on WVON 1690-AM’s Real Talk, Real People with Chat Daddy this Tuesday, January 23 from 6 to 9 pm. Join us for what will be a lively discussion with host Art “Chat Daddy” Sims as we share our mission, our dedication to the city of Chicago, and why we are passionate about helping others to #seeitdifferently.
I recall first meeting Brother Denis when he would come to the Sunday Mass at Loyola University in Chicago when I was a graduate student during the summers of 1987-1990. He struck me as a reflective person with a keen insight into social concerns.
Later, when he began the Su Casa Community in Chicago, I would bring groups of students from Roncalli High School in Manitowoc, WI for “Chicago Plunge” experiences. We stayed in the simple dwelling at 51st and Laflin where the Catholic Worker house was emerging. I was always
“Frank Thomas…as in The Big Hurt, right”
That was the incredulous response I got recently from one of the Darst Center’s board members when I had shared my recent good fortune of getting to interview Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas. “How exactly did that happen?”
The short answer was that I wasn’t quite sure. But for whatever reason, my past life as a freelance writer afforded me the ability to spend 10 minutes with one of baseball’s greatest players this past November.
You see, prior to coming to work at the
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
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