Community Partnerships are reciprocal relationships between Villanova and each organization, nonprofit or school dedicated to working with the underserved or caring our environment.

While each of our community partnerships must be committed to addressing the needs of an underserved community, we also make sure that each environment provides an opportunity for our students to not only help but also achieve their own level of personal success, whatever that may be.

Additionally, each organization we partner with must have:

  • An infrastructure that can support volunteers.
  • The ability to have volunteers who work on a Higher Education Schedule without compromising their own ability to contribute.
  • A staff or faculty liaison who can maintain communication with the Office of Service Learning.
  • A perceived need which can be addressed through research or praxis.
  • A safe environment in which the students can work

Poverty and Homelessness
Note: Clearances are not necessary for these sites

Domestic Abuse
Note: Requires all clearances including criminal, child abuse and FBI clearance

  • Laurel House: Child care at shelter for domestic violence survivors

Adult Literacy

  • ACLAMO: ESL and computer literacy

Note: Requires all clearances including criminal, child abuse and FBI clearance



Prison Literacy

Spring Only

  • VestedTechnology and engineering programs for future engineers in underserved communities

Office of Service Learning
St. Augustine Center for the Liberal Arts
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Noreen Cameron, Director
SAC Room 386
(610) 519-4602

Mary Aiello, Administrative Assistant
SAC Room 385
(610) 519-4602