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Act! Speak! Build! Week

Building alone cannot provide shelter for the 1.6 billion people who currently live in poverty housing. Act! Speak! Build! Week serves to educate others by expanding the scope of Habitat’s mission from raising a hammer and raising funds to include raising your voice.  Villanova’s Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity participates in this annual week of education and action every Spring.  Please check back for a list of activities.

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CRS Ambassadors

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ambassadors are trained by and maintain a close working relationship with CRS, the third largest U.S. international private relief and development agency. The Ambassadors gain in-depth knowledge on Fair Trade, Food Security, Global Health & HIV-AIDS, Immigration and Peacebuilding, and in turn, educate, resource, and contribute to existing student organizations, university programming, and also generate new initiatives on these issues.


Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

began at Villanova University in 1975, under the direction of Fr. Ray Jackson, OSA. This program sparked a movement of colleges who instituted similar weeks based on the HHAW model. In association with the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness, over 750 educational communities across the nation now participate in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week each November.

What is HHAW?

It is an annual event sponsored by Campus Ministry & the Center for Peace and Justice Education that engages the Villanova community in discussions around the root causes of poverty, particularly food insecurity and homelessness.  We set aside this week to raise awareness through education, to demonstrate solidarity with those experiencing hunger and homelessness, to take immediate actions as well as by advocating for broader, long-term solutions that address underlying systemic causes.

VU Oportunities to act for justice
Departments across the University have collaborated to list opportunities to learn, serve, act for justice both on and off campus. Check out the opportunities here.

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