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  1. Focus, Collaboration, Learning, Change: Howard Gray S.J. meets David Kolb. Working with Detroit's Homeless - LDI’s Shelter & Home Initiative: Presented to the Commitment to Justice Conference John Carroll University – October 13-16, 2006 John Daniels, Director, University of Detroit Mercy Leadership Development Institute

  2. Mission The University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social development of students. Vision The University of Detroit Mercy will be recognized as a premier private university in the Great Lakes region, distinguished by graduates who lead and serve in their communities

  3. Helping us continue the work of Catherine McAuley and Ignatius Loyola in compassionate service to the poor and marginalized by seeing,feeling,helping,and fostering lasting change LeadershipDevelopmentInstitute

  4. What is LDI? • Grew from Student Volunteer Center • Kellogg Grant provided expansion 1995-8 • Includes: • Service-Learning (60 courses annually, growing) • Leadership-in-Service (training) program • New in 2004 Learning for a Change program • Sustained through • Information technology • Partnerships • Mission integration

  5. LDI Sustainability • Information technology • Relational, networked database • Website as distribution tool • Assessment standardization • Partnerships • Collaboration with Detroit service/theme/justice event calendars • “First Partner” identification • Mission Integration • Jesuit and Mercy charisms and processes • Commitment to urban partnerships

  6. Shelter & Home Initiative

  7. Shelter & Home Initiative • Sources of the project • Description of the project • Pilot Year Progress • Challenges and discussion

  8. Shelter & Home Initiative • Sources of the project • Nouwen’s reflection on the Baptism of Jesus • Howard Gray’s reflection on the Good Samaritan • Bro Jim Horgan’s Warming Center • Gerry Stockhausen’s Inauguration theme “Leadership & Service in the Community”

  9. Shelter & Home Initiative • Sources of the project • Nouwen’s reflection on the Baptism of Jesus • Howard Gray’s reflection on the Good Samaritan • Bro Jim Horgan’s Warming Center • Gerry Stockhausen’s Inauguration theme “Leadership & Service in the Community”

  10. Time Out . . . . . . All Thumbs

  11. “Prove yourself a good person.”

  12. Many voices ask for our attention.

  13. “You ought to be ashamed of yourself.”

  14. “Nobody really cares about you”

  15. “Be sure to become successful, popular, powerful.”

  16. But underneath all of these noisy voices is a still, small voice that says

  17. “You are my beloved; my favor rests on you.” Henri Nouwen fromBread for the Journey

  18. Shelter & Home Initiative • Sources of the project • Nouwen’s reflection on the Baptism of Jesus • Howard Gray’s reflection on the Good Samaritan • Bro Jim Horgan’s Warming Center • Gerry Stockhausen’s Inauguration theme “Leadership & Service in the Community”

  19. Howard Gray S.J.’s reflection on the Good Samaritan • If we really believe that we are beloved like this, Howard asks, • How would we act? • The Good Samaritan story, he says, is Jesus telling us how to be HUMAN.

  20. Howard Gray S.J.’s reflection on the Good Samaritan • Awareness begins with seeing • Awareness of seeing invites feeling • Awareness of feeling invites helping • Awareness of the situation prompts the person to seek fostering change

  21. Shelter & Home Initiative • Sources of the project • Nouwen’s reflection on the Baptism of Jesus • Howard Gray’s reflection on the Good Samaritan • Bro Jim Horgan’s Warming Center • Gerry Stockhausen’s Inauguration theme “Leadership & Service in the Community”

  22. Shelter & Home Initiative • Sources of the project • Description of the project • Pilot Year Progress • Challenges and discussion

  23. Helping us continue the work of Catherine McAuley and Ignatius Loyola in compassionate service to the poor and marginalized by seeing,feeling,helping,and fostering lasting change LeadershipDevelopmentInstitute

  24. The Good Samaritan: LDI’s model of Leadership for Social Change by seeing,feeling,helping,and fostering lasting change

  25. The Good Samaritan: LDI’s model of Leadership for Social Change Payoff! Change He empowers the innkeeper; things are better after he leaves. See He sees that the man is beat up Feel He feels the man’s pain Help He binds the man’s wounds

  26. The Good Samaritan: LDI’s model of Leadership for Social Change Payoff! Change He empowers the innkeeper; things are better after he leaves. Seeing, feeling, and helping hold us in simple charity, restrict us simply to service. Changing things takes us from charity to JUSTICE, from service to LEADERSHIP. Leadership & Justice call us all the way to CHANGE!

  27. HOMELESSNESS 6000 homeless people on the streets of Metro Detroit. How do good people like us tolerate that? We create urban mythsabout homelessness:

  28. Myth:Not many children are homeless. HOMELESSNESS • Children make up about 15% of the homeless population. • Families with children is the fastest growing group of homeless. • One child in five in the United States lives below the poverty line. • Many homeless children are alone and homeless, either runaways or "throwaways".

  29. Myth:The homeless are uneducated and unemployable. HOMELESSNESS • Due to economic downturns here and elsewhere, many homeless people have lost jobs they’d held for decades. • More and more have completed high school • Some have attended college and even graduate school. • Many of us are a few paychecks away from homelessness.

  30. Myth: They are to blame for their own situation. HOMELESSNESS • Most homeless people are victims. • Some have suffered from child abuse or domestic violence. • Many are without needed mental health support • More and more are families, parents having lost their jobs after years of employment. • All have lost their homes.

  31. HOMELESSNESS

  32. Time Out . . . See . . . Feel . . . Help . . . Change

  33. HOMELESSNESS

  34. HOMELESSNESS

  35. HOMELESSNESS Shelter & Home

  36. HOMELESSNESS Shelter & Home Increasing our will to end homelessness by learning together through direct service, shared reflection, collective social analysis, and persistent support of effective advocacy partnerships

  37. HOMELESSNESS Shelter & Home Increasing our will to end homelessness by learning together through direct service, shared reflection, collective social analysis, and persistent support of effective advocacy partnerships University of Detroit Mercy August 2005 - May 2007

  38. An introduction and welcome to University of Detroit Mercy Leadership Development Institute Shelter & Home Initiative:An invitation to partnership in real change extended all in Greater Detroit • FOCUS • COLLABORATION • REAL LEARNING • REAL CHANGE What makes Shelter & Home InitiativeWORK?

  39. An introduction and welcome to University of Detroit Mercy Leadership Development Institute Shelter & Home Initiative:An invitation to partnership in real change extended all in Greater Detroit FOCUS • Confucius said, “The person who chases one rabbit eats; the person who chases two rabbits goes home hungry • SHI brings our focus to one burning issue, homelessness What makes Shelter & Home InitiativeWORK?

  40. HOMELESSNESS

  41. An introduction and welcome to University of Detroit Mercy Leadership Development Institute Shelter & Home Initiative:An invitation to partnership in real change extended all in Greater Detroit COLLABORATION • LDI joins effective advocacy groups • Unmet needs emerge • LDI engages in response • Partnerships develop What makes Shelter & Home InitiativeWORK?

  42. An introduction and welcome to University of Detroit Mercy Leadership Development Institute Shelter & Home Initiative:An invitation to partnership in real change extended all in Greater Detroit REAL LEARNING • SHI applies a real learning model – Kolb’s Learning Cycle, • which engages all learning styles • and a sequence that begins with direct service experience – like the Good Samaritan story. What makes Shelter & Home InitiativeWORK?

  43. Kolb’s Learning Cycle What makes Shelter & Home InitiativeWORK?

  44. Kolb’s Learning Cycle Concrete Experience

  45. Kolb’s Learning Cycle Concrete Experience Reflective Observation

  46. Kolb’s Learning Cycle Concrete Experience Reflective Observation Abstract Conceptualization