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Cabrini Students Receive Grant for Refugee Crisis Advocacy

Posted on 2/18/2015 8:15:00 AM

RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 18, 2015)—Students in the Cabrini College class “Our Interdependent World” were awarded a $2,500 grant by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and Catholic Relief Services.

Of the 22 groups that applied, only four grants were awarded.

The class will use the funds to encourage advocacy around the crisis of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Central America.

In the engaged-learning presentation #RefugeesSeekingSafety, the students simulate the journey that unaccompanied minors undergo to come to the United States.

Participants experience the push factors that drive minors to flee and the potential options that they face.

During the simulation, the students discuss the root causes, identify what needs to be done and provides ways for participants to engage in the issue.

Through the grant, the class will increase advocacy by creating a website that provides simulation materials to high school and college students to develop similar programs at their schools.

The final project will be presented in April, when Cabrini celebrates its 10-year partnership with Catholic Relief Services.


About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.

Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.

Cabrini enrolls about 1,300 undergraduates in more than 30 majors, pre‑professional programs, concentrations and minors on its serene 112‑acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The College also enrolls about 1,100 students in graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off‑site locations.