Partnership Events

Careers in International Development Day

Careers In International Development Day
March 26, 2014

A day designed for students considering careers in the exciting field of international relief and development.  Lindsay Coates, Executive Vice President of InterAction, an alliance of 190 international relief and development agencies, offered a perspective on the changing nature of the field: its new partners, players, and innovations.  The breakout round-tables featured presenters from global health, NGOs, government agencies, corporations, foundations, social investing and social entrepreneurshipl offered advice on what students need to get a foot in the door.  Students visited the Market Stall area to speak one-on-one about top graduate programs, great overseas volunteer opportunities, and how to jump-start their careers at Villanova.  

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Bread for the World

Bread for the World Philadelphia Region Advocacy Workshop
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Villanova University, Driscoll Hall

Actually Ending Hunger at Home: What Would It Take? (A TED talk format presentation)

Hunger in our nation and world remains a deep moral wound. We can end hunger, but how? And with government playing what role? Hunger leaders and concerned people from the area joined to reflect on ways to reduce hunger and poverty.
    Using the techniques of TED talks, engaging speakers encouraged us to think about big ideas that will move us toward ending hunger in our region and nation (Yael Lehmann of The Food Trust, Bill Clark of Philabundance, Barbie Izquierdo of A Place at the Table, and Eric Mitchell of Bread for the World's government relations department)
    Practical reflections and small group discussions expanded on and made more concrete big ideas and skills training in ways to make advocacy more effective so that it will equip us for the future.


Syria Vigil

CRS Week of Solidarity with Syria’s Refugees
November 4 – 8, 2013

Villanova University’s Catholic Relief Services  (CRS) Student Ambassadors joined Ambassadors at other Catholic Universities across the country to raise awareness of the Syrian humanitarian crisis and emergency relief funds, and to pray and advocate for an end to the war and suffering.   Approximately 6 million Syrians are living in dire conditions and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The students ask the entire Villanova community to give generously to CRS’ humanitarian emergency response by visiting:  and were invited to an Interfaith Vigil on Thursday, November 7, at 5:30 p.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova.


Catholic Social Teaching

A Workshop for Theology and Religious Studies Majors, Minors, and Graduate Students

"Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching: Catholic Relief Services' Journey Toward Justice"

November 12, 2013 - Driscoll Hall
Christine Tucker, CRS Senior Advisor, shared the powerful story of what has been called the most transformative period in CRS’ 70 year history. Students were introduced to the agency’s Justice and Solidarity Reflections, required of CRS staff worldwide, and actively engaged in one of its exercises.