Cabrini faculty deepen commitment to mission during 3-day immersion experience

Fourteen Cabrini University faculty learned from a master teacher of social justice, who, by his own admission, said he could read only on a third-grade level. David had spent 25 years on the streets of Philadelphia, homeless. He is now a staff member at Project HOME, In all that time, David resisted social workers’ requests because he felt they were …

Advocacy gives young adults a way to ‘lead for change’

The website “ConfrontGlobalPoverty.Org” interviewed me about teaching young adults to do advocacy. Here is a portion of the interview. Young adults today are growing up in a time of political polarization, cynicism about leaders and often a lack of inspiration. They are disengaged from the traditional processes of citizenship. While they are often generous and involved with service, the larger …

An Education of the Heart in ECG 100

Refugees Seeking Safety simulation began as a topic of study within a course, grew into a Cabrini Day project, but then continued outside of class through the spring semester as new opportunities occurred. What engaged these students and how did their engagement grow? 1. Finding a topic. The topic itself, within the broader course theme, captured their imaginations. The ECG 100 …

The wrong side of history

Are there defining moments and choices that set the direction of our life or is it really an amassing of many small choices that makes us who we are?

I decided to enter Nick Kristof’s Win-a-Trip contest

With the provocative title, “Now Grandma Can Win a Trip Too,” Nick Kristof opened up his contest to people over 60. One young person and one old person can report with him in developing countries. Here’s my entry.