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Service & Action

At Georgetown, you’ll be part of a community that has valued social justice and service for centuries. “Contemplation in Action” is in our DNA and grounded in the Jesuit tradition of people for others. Mentor young students in DC, offer pro bono legal services, care for the sick at a clinic. You’ll find more than 100 university-sponsored service opportunities at Georgetown that engage students in addressing some of today’s most pressing issues.

People for Others

Community service connects you to the heart of DC, as well as to your fellow students. Find opportunities for service at the Jesuit-inspired Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service.

A Testimonial

Students with Eric Riddick and Professor Marc Howard in front of a blue and red background with a purple and yellow heart in the middle

“The more we learned about Eric’s story, the more shocking it was that he was still incarcerated after nearly three decades. We’re so happy and relieved to see Eric back home where he belongs.” — Taylor Riddick

Students participate in service trip.

Alternative Breaks Program (ABP)

ABP trips engage with diverse and vibrant communities through direct service, immersion and reflection. By creating a space for sustained dialogue and action, ABP strives to build long-term relationships with community partners and bring the experience home.

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The Health Justice Alliance

This partnership of Georgetown’s medical and law campus prepares future lawyers, doctors and other health professionals to work together to address the nation’s long-standing racial and socioeconomic health disparities.

2001 Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service Opened
18 Immersion Experiences For students to choose from
115 DC Reads Tutors and Coordinators

Hoyas in Service to Others

Aerial view of Kabul, Afghanistan

The graduate students leveraged their skills and professional connections – including with organizations on the ground and Georgetown faculty – to raise $8 million and charter flights out of Kabul.

Medical students at the Georgetown Public Policy Challenge

Medical students won the Georgetown Public Policy Challenge for their proposal to make opioid reversal medication more accessible in DC and reduce the number of preventable overdose deaths.