Cabrini's business department is involved in a variety of projects in the Norristown community, allowing Cabrini's students and the community to learn from each other through internships, community-based research, service learning, advocacy, and volunteering.
In return, students receive the knowledge and insight of Norristown's leaders, gain real-world skills, and partake in the rich culture and arts in this vibrant community.
Norristown Arts Festival Since 2010, students from Dr. Malm's ECG 200 class have worked to plan, promote and staff the annual Norristown Arts Hill Festival.
The class provides students with the opportunity to use their skills to help make this event a success. More information is available at www.norristownartshill.org.
Norristown Business Research Students in the Master's in Leadership program are working with the local stakeholders on ways to help build a more vibrant business community.
Collaboration is Key: An Analysis of Local Business Associations - PDF
Report completed in Summer 2013
In the summer of 2014, students worked with the Norristown Business Association and the Schuylkill River Towns group to produce a video presentation showing how bike trails can impact local economies. - Video: Schuylkill River Towns Norristown Presentation
Norristown Courthouse Consumer Survey Cabrini students surveyed randomly selected people on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, gaining insight into the attitudes and behavior of the many consumers who visit the courthouse on a daily basis.
Norristown Business Development Town Meeting Cabrini students held a mock town meeting as part of a course on Community and Economic Development to present development proposals for the Norristown community.
Small Business Energy Efficiency Cabrini students and faculty present an example of how energy efficiency can equal cost effectiveness.