Community Service and Immersion Programs


As an Explorer, you can embark on a variety of community service adventures that encourage reflection and introspection, while fostering a supportive and inclusive community among students, faculty, staff, and Christian Brothers.

Supported by the office of University Ministry and Service (UMAS), our community Immersion Programs are offered across the United States—from New Jersey to Montana—and abroad. They include long-standing annual traditions like Project Appalachia, in which students are sent to rural Kentucky every spring to help provide home renovation and repair. Explorers perform over 60,000 hours of community service each year, all while making lifelong friends and countless memories. Community service is a part of our Lasallian DNA, so you’ll definitely want to be a part of the action!

The service groups that fall under the F.O.C.U.S. (Fellowship of Community and University Service) umbrella include outreach programs, advocacy groups, mentoring and tutoring programs, and the Service and Immersion Programs. La Salle University’s F.O.C.U.S. programs strive to serve others, promote social justice, and work toward the common good, living our Lasallian values of faith, service, and community.

Have a look around our site for more information, and feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about events, schedules, how you can get involved, and anything else. We want to ensure that your time at La Salle offers an abundance of unforgettable and deeply rewarding experiences.


F.O.C.U.S Groups and Programs Include:

Advocacy Groups

Outreach Programs

Tutoring and Mentoring


Contact Ministry, Service and Support

Br. Robert J. Kinzler, F.S.C., Assistant Vice President, Ministry, Service, and Support | College Hall, Lower Level | 215.951.1048

Regina Gauss Kosiek, Director, University Ministry | St. Neumann Annex | 215.951.1804