CRS Partnership


In Partnership:
Building Solidarity
Through Education, Research,
Advocacy and Service

Syrian & Iraqi Refugee Crisis
Students in Madagascar

Villanova University Partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to Improve Access to Clean Water and Sanitation in Madagascar

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University began a partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in 2005 and, since that time, has worked collaboratively to advance global solidarity through education, research, advocacy and service. Villanova recently expanded upon its work with CRS and is currently working with the organization in Madagascar to improve conditions with respect to water, sanitation, and hygiene.

“Our participation in projects such as the Madagascar project enables us to develop a model of research and direct action whereby our students and faculty can work with communities to determine ways we can match skills and resources with the needs of people in local villages,” said Barbara Wall, Vice President for Mission and Ministry. “This way we may all be part of working for authentic human development and the furthering of the common good.” more

Unite for Sight

Career Opportunities at Unite For Sight
Applications for the Program Manager (New Haven, Connecticut) position are currently being accepted, and the selected candidate may begin employment between August and November 2015.

The Program Manager position provides an outstanding individual with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health programs.  The Program Manager works from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. The Program Manager helps to lead Unite For Sight's four program divisions, while contributing creative and cutting-edge ideas to a leading global health organization. Ideal candidates exemplify a balance of superior writing, analytical, and communications skills paired with a demonstrated commitment to excellence. For full description and how to apply visit

Keep up to Date with the LATEST CAREER OPENINGS AT CRS...

  • CRS Program Coordinator for the Speakers Tour
    Job Summary:

    CRS’ Speakers Tours help raise awareness and inspires Catholics to engage more deeply with CRS. Speakers bring first-hand witness of the agency’s overseas programs into parishes, conferences and classrooms in the United States.  Job duties include handling travel and logistics to bring overseas speakers to the U.S., coordinating with CRS US Regional Offices on US travel schedule, developing marketing and support materials, and coordinating orientation and debriefing materials for speakers.   Interested candidates may find the full job description and apply here (English and Spanish bilingual candidates especially encouraged):

Visit the Villanova/CRS Careers page for additional career links



What is the Faculty Learning Commons?

Current Sessions

Climate Change, the World’s Vulnerable, and the Demands of Justice

Fall 2015
Session I  
Sept. 21 - Oct.  2
Not a Next Generation Problem: Climate Changes in the Worlds Most Vulnerable Places

Session II November 2 - 13
The Global Climate Change Movement is Heating Up: A Study of Strategies and Moral Frameworks

Who is CRS?


Villanova University's Partnership Coordinator:
Suzanne Toton
Corr Hall, Rm 5

CRS Ambassadors' Advisor
William Stehl
Corr Hall, Rm 106

CRS Internship Coordinator
Irene King
St Rita Hall, Rm 103

CRS Senior Administrative Assistant
Trudy Pacella
Corr Hall, Rm 3

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