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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat Mission

Villanova's Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity:

  1. Educates Villanovans about the need for affordable housing locally and globally.
  2. Advocates for affordable housing through letter-writing campaigns, legislative visits and other events.
  3. Builds simple, decent, affordable housing with our partner affiliate Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County.
  4. Raises funds to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
  5. Serves the local community through builds, working in the ReStore, and in other ways.

Meet the Executive Team!

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Yulisa Mendez - President

Junior, Marketing & Analytics.

Hometown: Burlington, WY.

Why I Joined Habitat: I've always participated in service and wanted to give habitat for humanity a try since I couldn't back home. I love how I can give back to the community too.

"I am looking forward to things going back to normal and having more build and restore trips."

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Emma Noey - VP of Communication 

Class: First Year, class of 2025

Hometown: Wyomissing, PA

Fun fact: I was named Emily when I was born and then officially changed my name when I was 3.

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CJ Sferlazza - VP of Administration

Year: Sophomore, Class of 2024

Hometown: Norwalk, CT

Fact: I joined Habitat because I had a lot of fun doing it in high school and wanted to continue my involvement  

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Kirsten Damoe - VP of Fundraising

Class year and Major: Junior, Biology major and Psych minor

Hometown: Westchester, NY

"I joined habitat to give back to the surrounding community and to meet some new people at Villanova!"

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Advocate for Fair Housing!

Habitat for Humanity has a mission of ensuring that housing is attainable to all people who seek it.  We, as the Villanova University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapeter join with Habitat for Humanity in advocating for more equitable housing policies. 

This year, Habitat for Humanity has a particular focus on Building the Beloved Community.  They State, "Historic discrimination in U.S. housing policy — particularly discrimination against Black Americans — is one of the chief drivers of racial inequities that persist today. Organizations like ours that work on housing must understand that history and have it inform our work."

To learn more, see the 5 Policy Solutions to Advance Racial Equity in Housing.

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Get Involved!

For more information or to volunteer, please email