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Community Initiatives

The community is our classroom.

Stritch is committed to acting in ways that align with our Franciscan values of creating a caring community, making peace, reverencing all of creation, and showing compassion. We speak out about the issues of the day and are civically engaged locally and globally. 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.

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The Stritch Hub for Innovation and Community Engaged Learning

The Stritch Hub for Innovation and Community Engaged Learning (The HUB) brings together dynamic approaches to education in one synergistic, mission-driven whole. In The HUB, we launch and grow innovative ideas, programs and services that strengthen the social and economic fabric of the greater Milwaukee community and beyond.

Initiatives in The HUB include:

  • AALP
  • Literacy Centers
  • Mission Driven Leaders Speaker Series
  • Mission Fuel
  • Project Pitch It TV Show


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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.

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Institute for Conflict Studies

The Institute for Conflict Studies is designed as an interdisciplinary forum for people engaged in a wide range of professions to enhance their understanding of conflict.