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Community Initiatives

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2023 Announcement

Caring for our community through faith, learning and innovation.

Our Franciscan values of creating a caring community, making peace, reverencing all of creation, and showing compassion drive our actions.  Our commitment is evident in campus dialogues and strategic thinking, curricular and co-curricular development, community partner relationships and in our fervent desire to instill the power of servant leadership into every Stritch graduate. We speak out about the issues of the day and are civically engaged both locally and globally.

2019 Kendall speaker Luciano

Kendall Lecture Series

The Kendall Lecture Series was established through the philanthropy of Nancy, ’87, and the late Lee, ’88 (H), Kendall to honor the liberal arts tradition of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.

The community, students, faculty and staff all come together to learn from these speakers of national prominence.

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Saint Clare Center for Ministry and Leadership

Carrying out the mission of the Gospel requires the committed, faithful effort of all the baptized. The Saint Clare Center provides education and formation for lay Catholics who seek to grow in faith and service.

Public Safety leadership

Center for Excellence in Public Safety Leadership

Representing Stritch’s Franciscan values through innovative leadership programs for the benefit of public safety professionals who seek to serve with honor, respect, caring and compassion.

Kellner Family Literacy Center

The Kellner Family Literacy Center offers comprehensive reading/literacy and math assessment and tutoring services for students in grades K-12 throughout the community. 

African American Leadership Program


Celebrating over a decade of developing high performing African American leaders
10 years, 11 cohorts, and 200 alumni!

The African American Leadership Program is a nine month program using action learning, coaching, and networking to strengthen the leadership growth of Black professionals in private, public, and nonprofit organizations.