Student Experience

Ignatian Service & Justice

Developing Men For Others

Community work is where spiritual growth and being a man for others takes concrete form. Loyola Blakefield’s Ignatian Service and Justice Program makes the concepts of love for the human family and commitment to social justice vivid and relevant. More than an add-on activity, Ignatian Service and Justice is an integral part of a Jesuit education and courses through the heart and soul of our curricula.


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    Mrs. Beth Ann Szczepaniak 

    Director of Ignatian Service and Justice
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 342

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  • Grade Level Service Work

    Each grade partners with a local organization and members of the class visit and participate in one service day per year with their homeroom. Students visit the following organizations:

    • 6th Grade – Blakehurst Retirement Community
    • 7th Grade – Ridge Ruxton School
    • 8th Grade – Beans and Bread
    • 9th Grade – St. Jerome’s Head Start
    • 10th Grade – Gallagher Services at Gribbin Center
    • 11th Grade – Franciscan Center
  • Service Committee

    The SGA Vice President for Service and Ministry leads a group of students in planning service opportunities and fundraisers throughout the school year. The group meets weekly and aims to complete one service project each month. All students and faculty are welcome to attend service committee meetings and events. In the2016-2017 school year, the group plans to sponsor dinner at Baltimore Station, the annual food drive in October, a Halloween party for the children at Paul’s Place, a trip to the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice in DC, a Christmas Party for the children of St. Gregory’s the Great, a blanket drive in January, the annual blood drive in February, a social with the elderly in March, and an Easter Party in April. In addition, twice a month, all students are invited to make PB&J sandwiches that are distributed to the homeless through Our Daily Bread.  

Food Pantry Accepting Donations

For over 25 years, Loyola Blakefield has supported the St. Gregory the Great community with yearly food drives and holiday gift giving. Given the immense needs of the parish, Loyola has increased its commitment to reduce food insecurity by opening a permanent food pantry at the school. We need your continued support to provide healthy food for the Loyola Blakefield Food Pantry so we can make monthly food donations to St. Gregory the Great.

Donations will be accepted every Wednesday morning from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Donations can be dropped off on the carts outside Knott Hall and Sheridan Hall on Wednesday mornings. Please consider donating healthy non-perishable items from our suggested donation list. You can also support the pantry by purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlist.
500 Chestnut Ave. Towson, MD 21204
(410) 823-0601