Hours after news broke on January 12, 2010, that an earthquake had devastated the island nation of Haiti, Cabrini students had sprung into action to help.
A new student group, “Cabrini Cares About Haiti,” was formed to coordinate fundraising efforts. WYBF, Cabrini’s radio station, launched a 24-hour on-air fundraiser. Students sold T-shirts, held an auction, hosted “Hoops for Haiti” and a “Dance for Haiti,” and took other steps to raise funds for this critical cause.
Cabrini’s partnership with Catholic Relief Services, a steady presence in Haiti for decades, guaranteed that these efforts would reach the people who could most benefit from them.
These efforts highlight a can-do attitude that’s everywhere at Cabrini.
Cabrini students conduct original research in the sciences and publish their results.
They excel on theater stages and in broadcast studios.
They win championships in athletics and national awards for their work in journalism.
They do internships in Washington and community development in Ecuador.
They go on to graduate school at Yale and Harvard and Penn, and to fulfilling careers in an endless range of fields.
“Ambition,” for Cabrini students, involves not just preparing for a career, but preparing to live a life of purpose. They channel that ambition in extraordinary ways.