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Realizing Dreams LLC

In the Realizing Dreams Living and Learning Community (LLC), students will examine the formation of identity, beauty and icons, family, education, race, class, gender, and individual opportunity as it relates to people's ability to name and achieve their dreams.

Students will:

  • examine the history of the hopes and aspirations of our nation's leaders and ask if the proverbial "American Dream" truly was available to everyone through the past two centuries

  • deepen their appreciation of how race, class, and gender historically and psychologically have impacted the dreamers and leaders who shaped our country

  • identify goals for their four years at Cabrini University, clarify their dreams for graduation and beyond, and develop skills that will help them achieve those dreams

Realizing Dreams is a dynamic experience in and out of the classroom, and complements courses in psychology, history, and English, to name a few.

Visits to museums and historical sites in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., allow students to examine how our country was founded upon the dreams of leaders.

As an active member of Realizing Dreams, students:

  • develop written and oral communication skills
  • collaborate with faculty members, a "master learner" upperclass student, and community leaders
  • live with a group of students who are collectively engaged in learning both inside and outside of the classroom through linked classes, exciting immersion trips, guest speakers, and integrated technology
  • present research at an academic symposium

For more information, contact Dr. Richie Gebauer at 610.902.8592 or gebauer@cabrini.edu

Faculty Director:

  • Courtney Smith, PhD, Faculty Director, Associate Professor, History/Political Science

Faculty Fellow:

  • Maya Gordon, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology

Fall Semester Courses:

  • COL 101 - College Success Seminar 
  • ECG 100 - Engagements with the Common Good: Civil Rights and Social Justice

Spring Semester Courses:

  • AST 217 - Dreams in Popular Culture
  • PSY 280 - Media Influences and Psychological Development