Br. David Darst Center for Justice & Peace, Spirituality & Education

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aka Br. David Darst Center   |   CHICAGO, IL   |  http://darstcenter.org

Mission

The Br. David Darst Center provides transformative social justice retreats and immersion experiences grounded in the Lasallian tradition and Catholic Social Teaching. Through our programs and partnerships with local community organizations, participants gain a deeper understanding of the complex realities of injustice and obtain tools to take action. We seek to inspire an active and engaged faith, a commitment to serve, and a passion for social change.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Keith Donovan

Main address

2834 S NORMAL AVE

CHICAGO, IL 60616 USA

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EIN

30-0091970

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

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Our programs

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Urban Immersion Retreat Program

The Urban Immersion Retreat Program provides high school and college students a multi-day learning experience where they will challenge stereotypes about marginalized communities through service opportunities, journaling and vibrant discussion.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Our Social Justice Workshops, born out of the Immersion Retreat, is a shorter on-site program that allows larger groups of students to think critically about the world around them using a curriculum developed to be in line with the Darst Center's mission and to fit within the time frame of a school day.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

DIG DEEP!, is an overnight immersion experience aimed at empowering adults to take positive action within their communities. This retreat is designed to help educate participants about the intersection of social justice, and leadership through exploration of their own stories, the stories of others, and issues of oppression and privilege.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

Speaker Series is a bi-monthly event that invites adults to the Darst Center to learn more about and to discuss issues of social justice, incorporating themes from the Darst Center's Immersion Retreat. The Speaker Series typically welcomes guest speakers, panelists, and community members who prompt additional conversation among small groups.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

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Br. David Darst Center for Justice & Peace, Spirituality & Education

Board of directors
as of 7/27/2021
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Board chair

John Ceisel

Retired

Term: 2020 - 2021

Br. Michael Kadow, FSC

Executive Director, John XX111 Education Center, Racine, WI

Ivie Ehigie

Licensed Cosmetologist; Owner, Precious Coral Beauty, Chicago, IL

Abby Michels

Young Lasallian Coordinator, Christian Brothers of the Midwest, Chicago, Illinois

Kevin Mitrick

Attorney, Lavelle Law, Chicago, Illinois

Robin O'Keeffe

Teacher, Mother McAuley High School, Chicago, Illinois

Maura Rocks

Christian Service Coordinator and Religious Students Teacher, Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, Chicago, Illinois

Karen Ross

Professor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Michael Rabbitt

Head of Business Transformation, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL

Liz Young

Freelance Development & Communications Professional, Chicago, IL

Kyle Garesche

Chicago, IL

Colleen Newell

Communications, Central Catholic High School, Portland, OR and Annual Appeal Coordinator

Br. Dylan Perry, FSC

Teacher, DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis, MN

John Ceisel

Chicago, IL