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About the Darst Center

The Brother David Darst Center is a social justice education center located on the southside of Chicago, in the Bridgeport neighborhood.  Founded in 2002 as a ministry of the De LaSalle Christian Brothers, the Darst Center is unique in providing opportunities for youth and young adults to see more clearly the faces pushed to the margins of our society.

In addition to gaining greater awareness of others, participating youth and young adults are challenged to respond to the many needs of our world as discovered and explored through Darst Center programs.  It is our hope that, through participation in Darst Center programs, young people feel inspired to respond to the many needs of the world around them.

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This mission of the Darst Center is only as vibrant as the many people who serve it.  It has been built by a great number of people through the years.  Learn more about the people currently involved!

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Br. David at His Desk


A few people recognized a tremendous need for a space in which to discuss the world around us, to challenge stereotypes, to engage the unknown.  And so became the Darst Center.

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Located in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, the Darst Center offers modest accommodations in a spirit of hospitality that will make you feel right at home.

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