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"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Coretta Scott King, Widow of Martin Luther King Jr. | Los Angeles Times, Jan. 16, 2000

Who inspired you when you were young? Chances are, it was a teacher, a school counselor, principal, after-school staffer, or nonprofit employee. The School of Leadership and Education Sciences prepares these leaders who will inspire today's generation to improve the world.

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Your gift to SOLES will create a ripple effect that will last for decades to come.

More than 74 percent of our students rely on some form of financial aid. Help SOLES train the next generation of teachers, mental health professionals and nonprofit leaders.

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The Catholic Institute for Mental Health Ministry

The Institute develops, provides, and facilitates a network of trained mental health leaders to create a culture of spiritual support and care in the parish communities and to reduce the stigma that may be associated with mental health.

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Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education

This nonprofit, university-based research institute merges research and practice, partnering with school districts to close opportunity gaps and redesign the learning process.

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The Nonprofit Institute

This institute is committed to providing education, training and research to build leaders and strengthen organizations that help meet critical community needs.

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Center for Restorative Justice

This center promotes research, teaching, training, and technical assistance for restorative justice projects in higher education as well as K-12 schools, communities and the criminal justice system.

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Character Education Resource Center

This center provides services and resources to schools, families, communities, K-12 educators, students, teacher educators, community agency leaders and others interested in educating the hearts and minds of children and youth.

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The Global Center

This center provides graduate students with the opportunity to engage with international communities, where they can collaborate with future teachers in post-colonial contexts, become immersed in experiential activities focused on critically responsive multicultural counseling or see first hand how globalization influences nonprofit and educational leadership, policy and practice.

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The Manchester Family Child Development Center

This center develops the unique capabilities in all young children, bridging family, school and community in a warm and inclusive environment.

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Those who believe in us, inspire us.

We are inspired by those who support our students, faculty, and programs. Every gift, whether it’s $10 or $100 or $100,000, makes a difference. Learn about the donors who invest in SOLES' vision, and the scholars that they support. Dr. Mary Scherr supports the Mary Woods Scherr Endowed Scholarship for the Empowerment of Women in Leadership, and female students in the Department of Leadership Studies.

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