The PLACE Corps is Loyola Marymount University’s nationally recognized Catholic teacher service corps. Built upon the three pillars of Professional Development, Community, and Spirituality, PLACE Corps members earn a master’s degree and credential while serving as full-time teachers in under-resourced Catholic schools in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino. During their two-year commitment, program members live with one another in community while exploring and strengthening their own personal spirituality. PLACE Corps is a proud member of the Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN). Pending annual approval, PLACErs will serve as AmeriCorps volunteers through CVN.
Director: Diana Murphy, M.S.
Associate Director: Edgar Alonso, M.A.
Senior Administrative Coordinator: Collin O'Brien
Watch video vignettes about the three pillars of PLACE Corps:
Watch the 22-minute documentary that premiered in 2012:
Watch the PLACE Corps overview video: