A powerful ethic of service is at the heart of a Cabrini education. The College prepares students to lead from their minds and their hearts as they live lives of responsible, engaged citizenship.
Ethical decision-making, concern for others, and action to make the world a better place are rooted in Catholic social teaching and have been part of the Cabrini mission since the college was founded.
The service ethic runs throughout Cabrini, found in initiatives such as these:
Service learning, which links academic courses to community service, is a staple of a Cabrini education. Cabrini was one of the first U.S. colleges to introduce community service, and it was the first college in Pennsylvania to require it.
The College’s Wolfington Center is the launching pad for a wide range of community service and outreach projects, some as close as the College’s backyard and some on the other side of the globe.
Cabrini was the first college to enter into a partnership with Catholic Relief Services to support the organization’s global development and relief efforts.
The College has a longstanding relationship with the nearby Norristown community, where students are involved in community-based projects that include working with the business community, schools, and a women’s shelter.
In 2009, the College introduced the pioneering new Justice Matters curriculum, which gives students greater understanding of social problems, greater insight into possible solutions, and greater ability to effect change.