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Center for Social Concern

 

The Center for Social Concern (CSC) was established in 1975 as a center for Assumption students seeking a more meaningful and relevant education.

It is an alternative response to the prevailing conditions existing in Philippine society. As a response, the Center wishes to share with the students a faith in Christ, a hope for the future and a love for the people.

Because of this, the Center makes a preferential option for the poor - an option made and shared with them by immersing ourselves in their situation, and in the process, affirming a commitment to social transformation.

Together we teach and are taught that the call to active involvement is not only to learn to be seriously attentive to the social realities of today, but also the blending of vision, principles and courage in a personal commitment to lead and to serve.

Programs:

EXPOSURE
    A one day immersion activity in an institutional / community where participants live in solidarity with their foster families.

IMMERSION
    A three day to one-week community integration where participants live in solidarity with heir foster families.

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    A short - term volunteer program that provides venue for students, faculty, staff, and parents to render service in a chosen community / institution according to their respective interests / disciplines.

INTEGRATED SUMMER STUDY PROGRAM
    An interdisciplinary course that combines both classroom learning and field observation experience through an immersion program in a rural community.

Services:
    Non-Formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency (NFE , ATE) A government program school where volunteers serve as mentors or tutors. It provides alternative means of earning a certification for those Filipinos who are unable to avail themselves of a formal education.

1. EDUCATION and TRAINING
    Human development Programs for volunteers and organizations who want to engage in social development activities.

2. RESEARCH / THESIS
    Assistance extended to students who are undertaking research which are social development in nature.

3. TALKS / FORUMS / KAPIHAN
    Formal gathering of individuals where they can exchange information and discuss issues and concerns of social relevance.

4. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT and MANAGEMENT
    Assistance extended to groups who want to implement community projects, prepare feasibility studies and source external funds.

5. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    Institutional capability building for student organizations and sectoral groups in adopted communities.

6. ADVOCACY
    Support extended to groups that pursue issues on human rights, social justice and social responsibility.

7. COMMUNITY SERVICE
    A venue provided for participants to render concrete service appropriate tot he needs of the institution / community.