The Institutional Social Action Center (ISAC) is the institution’s response to its twin call to Education as a Social Responsibility. Through its social awareness and involvement program, one of the important tasks of the office is to implement St. Scholastica’s goal to expose the students to the needs of the less privileged and his/her responsibility to participate in enabling the needy to mobilize their inner strength so that through concerted effort, both the rich and the poor may effect a positive change in the society.
An entire academic community whose members in diverse forms work as one, reaching out in mutual support to other communities to live out their faith. Bringing about the Reign of God in the tasks of nation building, actively engaged in raising social consciousness and serving the poorest of our brothers and sisters to raise the quality of their life and personhood.
In order to attain this vision, SAC commits itself to:
1. Building communities that recognize God at work in people’s lives by the quality of relationships they foster.
2. Steering the academic community’s movement from critical awareness of current social realities towards a raised consciousness that consistently insists on moral integrity and social justice; engages in gender-fair education and transformative action; defends the ecosystem and promotes the health of the home planet.
3. Promoting the Benedictine cultural and spiritual heritage as hallmark expression of the Gospel values to reinforce the best of our Filipino values.
4. An on-going formation program designed to raise constantly our competencies and qualitative traits as agents of social change.
INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL ACTION CENTER
St. Scholastica’s College
2560 Leon Guinto Street
Malate, Metro Manila
Philippines / P.O. Box 3153
Phone: (632) 567 – 7686 locals 8223 to 8224
Fax Number: (632) 559 – 6348
The Outreach Program aims to uplift the quality of life of the members of its partner communities. Different programs/ activities like values formation, livelihood, ecology and environment, health and education are extended to the partner communities.
Among the services offered by SAC are relief and tawid-gutom bags. Relief services are coordinated with institutions and NGO’s (Non – Government Organizations) like Citizen’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), Socio Pastoral Apostolate (SPA), Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP), People’s Organizations (POs). On the other hand, tawid-gutom bags are given to individuals who knock at the door of SSC or what is called walk–in poor.
ISAC ventures into partnership with Non-government Organizations (NGOs), People’s Organizations (POs), Church-based and parish-based organizations and apostolates. They serve as extension communities for the services or the different units – Grade school, High School and College. Exposure/Immersion, skills training (health, women orientation, ecology, leadership, theater arts, etc), tutorials, spiritual formations e.g catechism and values formation, organizing such as consultancy services to people’s organizations and medical missions are among the services offered by the outreach program.