S-L Program Staff
SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM MANAGER:
Christopher A. Skrable, M.A.
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Chris Skrable has served as the inaugural manager of Loyola University Chicago’s nationally recognized service-learning program in the Center for Experiential Learning since the CEL's founding in 2007. In that capacity, he has engaged over 12,000 Loyola students and 200 faculty from across the university in more than 550,000 hours of voluntary service, community-based research, and advocacy for social change with nearly 500 Chicago-area non-profits and community-based organizations. Mr. Skrable teaches courses on community development and leadership; presents nationally on service-learning, civic engagement, and community-campus partnerships; and has been engaged as a consultant by area universities, Illinois Campus Compact, Chicago Public Schools, and the Corporation for Community & National Service. He serves on the regional advisory board of LIFT-Chicago, a national anti-poverty organization.
Prior to his work at Loyola, Mr. Skrable spent over 15 years working in secondary education and community-based positive youth development in Chicago, the Washington D.C. Metro area, the U.S./Mexico border, and in the Caribbean, including serving as the Community Service Director at Chicago's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. A resident of Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, he has represented Loyola on the Steering Committee of Partners for Rogers Park (PRP) and co-chaired that group's Education Committee, where he helped author comprehensive plan to support life-long learning for neighborhood residents. In 2011, Mr. Skrable joined the community advisory board of the “Ten Thousand Ripples” public art project, which integrates the talents of local artists and activists with the city-wide installation of one hundred images of the “emerging Buddha” to promote discourse on themes of peace, nonviolence, and creativity. When in Chicago, he can occasionally be found behind the piano (and the microphone) as half of "In Appropriate Couplet," a cabaret act; more regularly, he leads worship for the 5 PM Sunday Liturgy at St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Evanston.
Mr. Skrable holds an M.A. in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.