Helping Those on the Margins

Growing up in Sanger, a small community in Fresno County, Sabrina Santos ’14 wasn’t sure if going to a four-year university was a possibility, much less if she even wanted to attend school. “I knew I wanted to get out and explore something new,” Santos said. But, she admits that going to a community college was her initial aspiration.

Motivation from her extended family—her mom is one of 14, her dad one of 13—encouraged her to reach higher. She did, and in 2010 she enrolled at Saint Mary as part of a cohort of first-generation-to-college students in SMC’s High Potential Program.

KCBS Reports on Upcoming Campus Visit By U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

KCBS News Radio logoKCBS News reported on the upcoming speaking engagement by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at CILSA’s social Justice Leadership conference.

Berkeley documentary aims to teach students tolerance

Berkeley, CA (KTVU)- In the late 1980's a Facing Fear Producer/Director Jason Cohen along with Matthew Boger & Tim ZaalNeo-Nazi skin head beat up and nearly killed a young gay man in Southern California.

CILSA Director's Op-Ed on Value of Community Service Featured in Catholic Voice

CILSA Director Marshall WelchThe Catholic Voice, the newspaper of the Oakland diocese, features a commentary by CILSA Director Marshall Welch on the value of community service for college students.

Noted Author, Philosopher Cornel West to Address Income Inequality, New Jim Crow in America at SMC

What: Saint Mary's College presents noted author, activist and Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary Cornel West as the featured guest speaker at the College’s Leadership & Social Justice Conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the Soda Center.

Mercury News Politics Blog Covers White House Cabinet Secretary's Visit to SMC

The Political Blotter, the politics blog of the Contra Costa Times, Mercury News and the Oakland Tribune, featured an interview with former White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu about his lecture at Saint Mary's on the value of public service and the U.S. government shutdown.

Lamorinda Weekly Reports on New Mulvaney Family Endowment Fund for CILSA

The Mulvaney Family Head, Heart and Hands Endowment Fund, a new endowment to support the work of CILSA, was the focus of a Lamorinda Weekly news story. The new fund was made possible through the generous donation of $500,000 from Lafayette philanthropists Karen and Tom Mulvaney. To encourage giving by others to the fund, the Mulvaney family will match all financial contributions to the endowment, up to $50,000 per year, over the next five years.