Ten years ago, faculty and administrators at Villanova University and Cabrini College realized that introducing college students to the real world lives of people around the world would help to shape them into engaged and caring citizens.
[Coincidentally,] Catholic Relief Services (CRS) came to the conclusion that in order to engage young people in the United States, working through
universities would be the best way [in which to achieve this goal.]
With this realization, the two groups began to help each other.
CRS works to lessen suffering and help those who are in need in over 100 countries around the world.
On campus, CRS student ambassadors work to raise awareness and involvement for a variety of global humanitarian issues that impact the less fortunate all around the world.
On Tuesday, April 14th, Cabrini College celebrated ten years of a partnership with CRS. At the campus celebration Cabrini President Dr. Donald Taylor and CRS Executive Vice President Joan Rosenhauer signed a partnership for the next ten years. Through the partnership, Cabrini College assisted CRS with its national and global curriculum and Cabrini College became the 17th college (nationwide) to receive Fair Trade status. Students were also given the chance to lobby and advocate on over 500 lobbying visits.
“It’s a profound privilege to have been here since the beginning of our partnership,” said Maureen McCullough, regional CRS director of Northeast Mid-Atlantic. “Throughout the ten years, it is amazing to see the impact not only on Cabrini and CRS, but on the people that we seek to serve around the globe.”