Justice Education Program
It is our belief that St. Anthony’s commitment to San Francisco’s poor and homeless residents would only be of partial service if we did not also use our unique position in the community to educate the broader public on the issues that our clients face. Our Justice Education program is designed to be one of those vehicles of education.
Our Justice Education sessions are interactive class-like experiences that offer a curriculum full of insight and information on the issues of homelessness and poverty. Through these sessions educators are able to break down the complex issues of health, hunger and homelessness, dispel stereotypes, and answer questions that often go unasked. As a part of our volunteer program short sessions are provided to orient group volunteers, and can be requested separately as educational seminars for schools and businesses.
Our Justice Education program provides greater depth and meaning to the volunteer experience and is designed to stimulate long-term engagement and commitment to social action that will last a lifetime.
We offer one-day education and service days throughout the year, and during the summer we run week-long “immersion experiences” for high school students. St. Anthony Foundation also has an Internship Program which creates projects that meet course objectives and fill a St. Anthony Foundation need, pairing students with programs that best reflect their field of interest.