The Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership (Arrupe) at Saint Ignatius High School is dedicated to the formation of students and the Saint Ignatius community as a whole by providing an opportunity to work and learn with neighboring residents, schools, churches and agencies in the areas of education, mentorship, recreation and good will.
Arrupe, a unique service and community-based program, is central to Saint Ignatius High School's focus on developing "Men for Others." We offer students and their parents an opportunity to become involved, serve others, build friendships, strengthen their faith, and ultimately to make a difference in the lives of neighborhood children and families in need. Arrupe sponsors a variety of afterschool service programs and events throughout the school year and summer.
A group of Saint Ignatius High School students gather with Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. in the 1960s at an open gym night in Sullivan Gym
The Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership (Arrupe) was established in 1991 to strengthen the relationship between Saint Ignatius High School and the neighborhood community. In 1998, Arrupe moved to our current location at 2071 West 30th Street (down the street from Wendy's, next to Kyle Field). Since that time, many new programs and service opportunities have been developed to serve the needs of our neighbors and the Saint Ignatius community (students, faculty, staff and alumni).
The program is named for the late Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Through his leadership, Fr. Arrupe challenged Jesuit educators to focus on the importance of service to the poor and marginalized, to be agents of change in society, and to commit to a faith that acts for justice. Fr. Arrupe is responsible for the popular Jesuit phrase, "Men for Others," from which our school draws its motto.