Cabrini focuses the majority of our local involvement in the community of Norristown. Located on the Schuylkill River in central southeastern Montgomery County, Norristown is rich in history, tradition, and opportunities.
This intentional partnership with the entire community of Norristown, rather than selected social service agencies, allows for a deeper, more meaningful, and more reciprocal relationship. We believe that it is essential to work within the context of a partnership where both our college and the community are invested in learning from each other.
This partnership provides invaluable opportunities for students through internships, community-based research, service learning, advocacy, and volunteering. For more than a decade, Cabrini has developed relationships with schools and non-profit organizations that serve the community of Norristown. We also have well established relationships with Norristown’s municipal government, police force, neighborhood associations, and small business community. Students have the opportunity to combine their learning in the classroom with real world situations.
By partnering with the community,
local non-profits, social service agencies, and community organizations receive support from students in the forms of volunteer hours, community-based research, internships, advocacy, and class projects.
men and women living on the margins of society receive increased services and support from agencies whose capacity is increased through their partnership with the College.
students benefit from the real-world education and life stories provided by community partners and neighbors.
Our partners are valuable teachers, educating faculty, staff, and students about social issues, leadership, and community development. In return for their services, students receive knowledge and insight of Norristown's leaders, gain skills to prepare them for the work force, and partake in the rich culture and arts in this vibrant community.