Vincentian Institute for Social Action

To more visibly embed St. John’s mission into the educational experience of its students, the University established the Vincentian Institute for Social Action. The Institute provides an organizational focus for a variety of programs where faculty and students can explore issues of poverty and social injustice. Through Institute programs, students have the opportunity to enhance their studies with skill-building experiences in the community. In addition, faculty members are able to pursue research at local agencies or guide students as research mentors.

The Vincentian Institute is comprised of four interrelated units: Community Partnerships, Academic Service-Learning, the Ozanam Scholars Program and the Faculty Research Consortium.

To find out more about the Vincentian Institute for Social Action, please contact us at 718-990-8331.