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Lasallian Community Development Center (LCDC)

The Lasallian Community Development Center (LCDC), guided by the Lasallian Values, is the lead unit of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas in initiating, managing, and implementing community development endeavors geared towards social development.

The LCDC functions as a resource in the CALABARZON area by facilitating significant and innovative community programs in collaboration with the different sectors of the University and its partner communities through social responsive, relevant services to community and institutional networks, and capacity-building engagements.

Vision

The Lasallian Community Development Center (LCDC) is institutionalized as the lead unit in the extension thrusts of De La Salle University-Dasmariňas (DLSU-D). Guided by the Lasallian values of Faith, Zeal for Service, and Communion in Mission, LCDC envisions itself as DLSU-D’s center of excellence in extending relevant services, trainings and research to community and institutional networks through meaningful participation in the process of social transformation.

Mission

The Lasallian Community Development Center (LCDC), guided by the Lasallian values, is the lead unit of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas in initiating community development endeavors geared towards social development.The LCDC functions as a resource in the CALABARZON area by facilitating significant and innovative community programs in collaboration with the different sectors of the University and its partner communities through social response, relevant services to community and institutional networks, and capacity-building engagements.

LCDC in Action

The LCDC has been around since since 1987. It has done a lot and is determined to do more. It considers every project as a Lasallian commitment to its partner communities and institutions. It's always a step closer to its vision.

In its 25 years of service, the LCDC has garnered accolades for various projects it has spearheaded involving thousands of individuals and hundreds of families.

The Center, in keeping with its mission, provides an extensive range of services with projects involving training, research, and networking, coordinating with various partners in providing the specific needs of communities to achieve sustainable development. The LCDC also extends its assistance to responding to calls for disaster relief for victims of various calamities and emergencies, such as typhoons and volcano eruptions.

Recognitions
  • Kabalikat Award
    Department of Health-Center for Health Development 4A (CALABARZON)
    October, 2011
  • Jolly Toy Scout
    Jolibee Maaga ang Pasko (Year 15)
    January 2010
  • Sandugo Kabalikat Award
    Department of Health –Center for Health Development IV-A
    July 2009
  • Best in Community Extension Region IV-A
    Commission on Higher Education
    2008
  • Sandugo Kabalikat Award
    Department of Health –Center for Health Development IV-A
    July 2007
  • Sandugo Kabalikat Award
    Cavite Provincial Blood Council
    August 2007
  • Accredited Non-Government Organization
    City of Dasmarinas
    August 2016 - August 2019
  • Accredited Non-Government Organization
    Province of Cavite
    October 2013 – October 2016
  • Accredited Non-Government Organization
    City of Dasmarinas
    August 2013 - August 2016
  • Kabalikat Award
    Cavite Blood Council and Provincial Voluntary Blood Services Program
    May 2014

Programs

LCDC manages and facilitates relevant and innovative community programs with the support of the University and its partners through training services, research and networking. LCDC Programs include the following:

  • Health – promotes health and wellness to economically disadvantaged families and partner communities and institutions through education, assistance in health services, and conduct of capacity-building and training activities. Some health projects include health information campaigns, blood donation activities, health trainings with partners, formation education campaign, and other health related activities.
  • Education and Formation – affirms the role of education and the youth in nation-building by exploring creative ways of making education more accessible to deprived sectors through projects such as the Hatid-Aral Project (HAP), comprehensive program for youth-at-risk, values formation, and capacity building activities to out-of-school-youths (OSY) and education-deprived adults in partner communities.
  • Advocacy – provides timely and innovative strategies and instruments of social change while identifying and surmounting the barriers impeding access to its services. The program focuses on good governance, socio-political projects that are closely coordinated with internal and external partners for an informed decision-making, and effective implementation and efficient monitoring.
  • Livelihood – seeks to assist budding entrepreneurs and promote the development and marketing of local products through enterprise development projects such as trade exhibit, micro, small and medium enterprise support, and capacity building, and training projects.
  • Environmental Program and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) – promotes environmental researches, programs, and advocacies through careful planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects with partners. The program also promotes disaster risk reduction and management to create disaster-resilient communities through preventive and preparatory measures.
    1. Projects in Review [2013 - 2014]
    2. Projects in Review [2010 - 2011]

The LCDC Team

Making a difference is a tough endeavor. And that is why English writer John Heywood had the right idea when he said: "Many hands make light work."

This is the very same principle that fuels the drive of the members of the LCDC family in achieving sustainable development in downtrodden communities, mostly in Cavite. While the challenge is daunting, the team's commitment is strengthened by the common comitment of its members as well as the support of its continuously growing network of partners who share the same goal and are driven by the same passion to serve.

The Team

Our Partners

Throughout the years, the LCDC has been fortunate to work with a host of organizations who share the same vision and goal.

  • Alay-Kapwa Foundation A non-government organization in Paliparan, Damarinas, Cavite dedicated to helping less fortunate families in the province. It provides various tools and services to assist individuals in different predicaments.
  • Arnold Janssen Catholic Mission Foundation, Inc. A partner foundation in the implementation of Alternative Learning System (ALS), which is a non-formal education program of the Department of Education (DepEd). The learning intervention program is designed to equip out-of-school youths or dropouts with the necessary competencies prior to taking the Accreditation and Equivalency test.
  • Bahay Tuluyan (Home for Girls) A residential rehabilitation facility of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) designed for girls below 18 years old who are in difficult circumstances. The center aims to provide children with residential care and rehabilitation services in preparation for more appropriate family care management. Services of the center include social services; home life/group living service; educational service; health service; psychological and psychiatric service; moral and spiritual formation enhancement; recreational, sports and socio-civic services; after care, and follow up service.
  • Bahay Kalinga A temporary shelter for children in conflict with the law ages 15-17 and to street kids ages 6-12.
  • Batong Sandigan Development Foundation A non-government organization in Paliparan, Dasmarinas, Cavite. The foundation provides various trainings on livelihood, environment, health and education and has been a partner of the University since 1997.
  • Brgy. Fatima, City of Dasmarinas Partnership with Brgy. Fatima is primarily focused on areas of good governance and responsible citizenship. However, it also responds to expressed needs of barangay in areas of social and educational services, environment, formation enhancements and community needs.
  • Brgy. Pinagsanhan-B, Maragondon Partnership with this barangay emerged when residents of partner community Brgy. Sta. Mercedes transferred in Brgy. Pinagsanhan-B to give way to tourism developments and related livelihood opportunities for Maragondon. LCDC assists the barangay in various areas of community and social development, which includes education, youth formation, capacity buildings and other trainings deemed necessary by the community.
  • Brgy. Tua, Magallanes Being the newest partner community, LCDC is in the phase of conducting community assessments and initial project implementations in Brgy. Tua, Magallanes. Guided by participatory process of community engagement, a well- represented members of the barangay spearheaded the identification and prioritization of community programs. The results of the assessments provide basis for community consultations and engagements to pave way for the implementation of a more relevant community development program and the fostering of meaningful partnership.
  • Brgy. Zone 1-A, City of Dasmarinas LCDC works hand-in-hand with Brgy. Zone 1-A in areas of advocacy, good governance, environment and youth formation. Other projects that are deemed necessary in the fulfillment of the goals of the partnership are discussed by involved sectors and, if possible, completed through a formal agreement.
  • Bukid Kabataan Center A center that caters to children, who were physically and sexually abused, neglected and/or abandoned. Programs and services are directed towards healing and total development of both male and female children, which encompasses the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual development. Partnership and activities with the Center are mostly done through the National Service Training Program-Community Welfare Training Service (NSTP-CWTS).
  • Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) – City of Dasmarinas The institution addresses the concerns on jail management and penology in the City of Dasmarinas. It’s partnership with DLSU-D, through LCDC, is centered on guidance counseling and psych education sessions for personnel and inmates.
  • Cavite Greens Coalition-Kalikasan An active environmental group that conducts research, education, training, advocacy and campaign activities on emerging environmental concerns of Cavite. The networks of CGC-K allows the LCDC to work closely with other organizations, institutions, sectors and units by pooling out resources, consulting environmental expert and implementing activities for the advancement of different environmental concerns.
  • De La Salle – University Medical Center A health care institution and the principal teaching hospital of the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute owned by the Brothers of Christian Schools, a Catholic congregation founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle. The hospital is administered by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, an apostolic congregation engaged in health care ministry in response to the love of God. It offers assistance in blood donation activities and free chest x-rays to indigent residents of partner communities.
  • Diocese of Imus Ministry on Ecology (DIMEc) A church-based group devoted to promote the environment and take an active role as stewards of God’s creation. Partnership with DIMEc is focused on environment and in working with other environmental groups.
  • Eco-Waste Coalition An environmental network aimed at pursuing sustainable solutions to waste, climate change and chemical issues. LCDC takes part in nationwide activities of the Eco-Waste Coalition and supports agenda geared for the conservation and protection of the environment.
  • Fishgate Foundation Inc. A non-government organization that helps disadvantaged Filipino children and communities build their dreams and make them come to life. The Foundation provides a safe haven for children and fosters an environment of hope and positive values in a self-sustaining community. Programs include health and nutrition, education, psychosocial and values formation and residential care.
  • Gawad Kalinga Foundation A community development foundation known for building homes for and by the poor with the help of sponsors. It is a partner of the University not only in the building of homes but also in the provision of other services such as education, skills trainings and values formation.
  • Greenpeace South East Asia An environmental group that campaigns for the reduction and elimination of environmental pollution. Partnership involves the support and implementation of environmental activities, as well as lobbying with governments for sustainable energy issues.
  • De La Salle Health Sciences Institute An Lasallian medical institution committed to forming medical and health allied professionals. Partnership involves the provision of free chest x-ray by the College of Medical Radiation Technology (CMRT) to underprivileged residents of LCDC partner communities.
  • Home of Joy A child-caring and welfare institution licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and run by the Christian Growth Ministries, it provides a residential care program for 0-4 years old, a foster care program for children ages 0-16, and a child sponsorship program for ages 7-15 for educational assistance. Group Home for Independent Living Program is also implemented for two groups of siblings ages 14-21 in preparation for their independent living in the future.
  • Institute for Development of Ecological Alternative System An environmental organization that aims to formulate and educate alternative ways of ecological living.
  • Mama's Hope Haven of Norway A non-government organization that provides a custodial care to neglected, homeless and disadvantaged children, elderly and women in difficult situation. It is home to kids ages 2 to 22 years old and to the elderly, aged 60 and above.
  • Provincial Cooperative Livelihood Entrepreneurial Development Office A government unit that provides technical support for the development of business organizations within the Province. Partnership involves the sharing of resources on entrepreneurial development and the conduct of skills training and seminars to assist Medium Small Entrepreneurs (MSEs).
  • Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) A movement committed to the cause of the Filipino. It is the first NGO to send workers to the villages to implement integrated, four-fold program of education, livelihood, health, and self-governance. The partnership with PRRM was established through the project management team in Barangay Sta. Mercedes, Maragondon, Cavite. It has been a partner of the University since 2003.
  • Tahanang Vedruna (Sisters of Carmelites) The Tahanan Vedruna, run by Vedruna Foundation, is a home to children from poor families who may have parents but are unable to receive basic needs for normal living. These children have emotionally and physically suffered the consequences of poverty and the dysfunctional relationship of their parents. They experienced not only lack of basic needs of food, clothing and shelter but the love, care and attention of parents as well. The center, aside from providing their basic needs, accompanies them in their process of growth in a family atmosphere.

Join us

Help the Lasallian Community Development Center (LCDC) fulfill its mission to initiate sustainable social development in communities through people empowerment, service, networking and research by becoming involved in the Center's variety of wide ranging endeavors.

How to Volunteer

Among the thrusts of the LCDC is to promote the spirit of volunteerism among the students of the University and inculcate with them the value of helping others.

Here are some simple steps to get started:
  1. Visit the LCDC office for ongoing and upcoming events that may be in need of services. The LCDC team will conduct an informal interview to determine the types of activities the volunteer wants to get involved in including any of the following:
    • Volunteer mentors for education services/projects
    • Facilitator/Moderator for main and big activities
    • Resource Speaker based on expertise and interest
    • Technical Assistants / Support Person for main and big activities
  2. If there are no activities at the moment, the LCDC team will keep in touch for future events or activities.
  3. Volunteers are also encouraged to organize their your own activities such as:
    • Advocacy campaigns on current social and political issues
    • Blood Donation Activities
    • Skills trainings and other capacity building activities for our partner institutions and organizations
    • Team building and other socialization activities for our partner institutions and organizations
    • Or you could just unleash your creative self and come up with other feasible activities.
  4. Students who want to engage in long term volunteering commitment are encouraged to sign up for the Students' Extension of Resources for Volunteer Efforts (SERVE).
  5. For those who are interested to volunteer for an institution/activity that isn't a partner of the LCDC, the Center's team is willing to help out by contacting the institution/organization, and doing the initial coordination.
  6. In order to assess recently conucted projects and improve for future events and activities, the team asks volunteers for feedback – good and bad. Voluntary feedbacks are also welcome at the LCDC Office, or through phone calls at 416-4596/4164531 local 3068.
How to be a Partner

The LCDC is always keen to forge partnerships with institutions, organizations, and communities that share its vision for holistic, fair and sustainable development, understands and is always on the lookout for groups that share its mission to improve quality of life of individuals and communities.

The Center's project officers, team and staff members are always ready to address queries so interested parties are strongly encouraged to drop by the LCDC office at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Dasmariñas, Cavite 2nd Floor, SBC Building, express intentions in writing or call 416-4596/4164531 local 3068.

Want to donate blood?

In order to expedite the registration process and prepare for the event better, the LCDC team is encouraging interested parties to submit data in advance. Rest assured that information given online will be handled professionally and securely.

To register, click the Online Form.

Forms and Guidelines

Guidelines and Flowcharts
Blood Donation Implementing Guidelines and Procedures pdf
Guidelines for outreach by an Academic department pdf
Trade Bazaar Guidelines pdf
Trade Bazaar Procedure Flowchart pdf
Downloadable Forms
Bazaar Application Form pdf
Blood Referral Form pdf
University Extension Proposal Form pdf
Post Activity Report for University Extension pdf

Contact



Lasallian Community Development Center
2F Small Business Center
DLSU - Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines 4115

For questions and inquiries:
email the LCDC Secretariat

Trunkline:
Cavite +63 (46) 481.1900 local 3068
Manila +63 (2) 779.5180