Ignatian Values in Secondary Education
In summer 2021, Tommy Teravainen (C’22) conducted research at the Nativity Preparatory School of Boston, through the Education and Social Justice Project, a joint project of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service at Georgetown University. During his three weeks at Nativity Preparatory, a tuition-free Jesuit middle school, he conducted interviews and led focus groups with students, alumni, staff, and affiliates of the school. He also participated in several kickball games and student retreats along the way. From this research, Tommy came to find a dynamic educational community committed to living out the Ignatian values of service and social justice within their everyday lives.