Learn Our Mission

Learn Our Mission

The Franciscan spirit of service with and for others is part of what makes Siena College distinct among liberal arts colleges.

In this spirit, the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy calls the entire Siena College Community to respond to the demands of peace, justice and integrity of creation that arise in our local region, our nation and our world

Rooted in the Franciscan Tradition and informed by Catholic Social Teaching, the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy offers transformational education and formation opportunities for the entire Siena Community that integrate classroom learning with hands on service and reflection among poor and marginalized people. Our goal is to develop in the Siena Community a deeper sense of responsibility and solidarity with the poor and marginalized, in order that we all might become lifelong advocates and servant-leaders. In so doing, the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy commits itself to be a model community of Gospel values.