Each year, seniors in the Communication Department's year-long multimedia convergence project select a theme and collect video, audio, creative writing, photography, and more into a website.
2014 Convergence Project
Seniors created this 2014 website based on more than 60 interviews conducted with individuals and peacebuilding organizations worldwide.
They chose to focus specifically on peacebuilding initiatives in Syria, Guatemala, Bosnia-Herzegovina, El Salvador, Haiti, Israel/Palestine, and Colombia.
After studying the processes involved in rebuilding civil society, the students found that building peace involves three phases and they created media related to each.
Emerging from this urgency to find peace are the activists, organizations, and engaged citizens profiled.
The students worked for eight months to create this multimedia website, launched at the end of April 2014, which examinines issues of social and political evolution surrounding peacebuilding.
The 2012 project, Youth Voices Rise, is based on interviews with young people, political scientists, and journalists involved in the Arab Spring.
Through a unique partnership with The American University in Cairo, Cabrini College students communicated with graduate political-science students in Egypt as events were happening in Tahrir Square during 2012.
Using social media, Cabrini College students also connected with journalists and photographers.
This site tells stories of discontent caused by decades of political autocracy, documents the political awakening as young people revolted, and presents their hopes for lives in the aftermath of political upheaval.
The project has received several awards and been highlighted by Catholic Relief Services and even PBS.
Seniors in the Communication Department created an interactive website designed to inform elementary school teachers about domestic violence.
The website shows teachers warning signs in student behavior, ways to approach children about the topic, steps teachers can take in the classroom to help their students, and services available to children.
It also discusses ways that school districts can develop a safety plan for students involved in situations of domestic violence.
Cabrini students, faculty, and President Marie A. George traveled to Guatemala in February 2009 to observe and document extraordinary partnerships.
This project helped lay the groundwork for future international study trips in the Justice Matters core curriculum.
Participants witnessed the "Power of Partnerships" and explored how the College's two international partners worked with Guatemalan communities to promote "integral human development."
The students documented what they learned.
The 2009 convergence project is called Breaking the Chains: Linking to End Poverty.
The website focuses on partnerships that are working together to fight global poverty in its many forms.
It also covers fair trade, microfinancing, health care, education, immigration, and more.
The 2008 convergence project website, "Faces of Change," focuses on student activism.
The site was created by eight seniors and tells the stories of young people who are motivated by causes that matter.
The 2007 Convergence Project, WAR, is a website with stories about surviving war, public reactions to war, and the effects of war told through personal accounts.
Students collected video interviews, archived photography and footage, and created the interactive website.
In response to the debate over immigration reform in 2006, 12 Cabrini College students launched "Philly Fusion."
This groundbreaking convergence website focuses on immigration and global awareness.
The website uses video, audio, digital photography, creative writing, and print media.