Want to get involved on campus?
Georgetown has a wide range of student groups that address human dignity and life issues. Below are groups that The Francis Project has worked with in the last year – check them out and get involved!
If your group works to address issues of human dignity and life and would like to collaborate with The Francis Project, e-mail Ellie Staab, C’20, Program Coordinator for The Francis Project at email@example.com.
The Faculty Advisor for The Francis Project is Dr. Jeanne F. Lord, Ed.D.
Best Buddies Georgetown
“Best Buddies is a organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
Cardinal O’Connor Conference On Life
“Each year, the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life strives to promote intellectually rigorous discourse on the sanctity of human life as well as build a culture of life both within and beyond the Georgetown community. Georgetown students founded the Conference in 2000 and remain both the organizers and facilitators of what has become the largest student-run, pro-life Conference in the United States. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the Conference is named in the honor of His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor, who principally committed himself to advocate for the defenseless and eloquently defend pro-life positions.”
Catholic Women at Georgetown
“Catholic Women at Georgetown is a group of Catholic women on Georgetown University’s campus whose focus is growing together in spirituality and sisterhood. We are committed to prayer and outreach, and engage life on the Hilltop- and beyond- through service, fundraising, and other spiritual initiatives. “
Center for social justice Research, Teaching & SErvice
“In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.”
Georgetown University Knights of Columbus
“The mission of the Georgetown University Knights of Columbus council is to serve the greater Georgetown and DC communities through the four pillars of our order: charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Through weekly service projects of feeding the homeless and collecting diapers for a pregnancy center, organizing masses and prayer services on campus, and building fraternity though theology discussions and basketball, the Knights seek to carry out the ideals of Catholic life and spread God’s glory across the Hilltop.”
Georgetown University Right to Life
“Georgetown University Right to Life (GURTL) is a student organization dedicated to protecting human life from conception to natural death. We strongly believe in the value of every human life, no matter who they are, no matter where they live…even if they are living in the womb. We believe that through persistent effort we can, and will, create a society in which abortion, euthanasia, and the death penalty have no place. A society in which the sanctity and dignity of each human life is valued and defended.”
Initiative on catholic social thought and public life
“The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life is a unique effort to promote dialogue on applications of Catholic Social Thought to national and global issues, build bridges across political, religious, and ideological lines, and encourage a new generation of Catholic lay leaders to see their faith as assets in pursuing the common good.”
Kalmanovitz initiative for labor and the working poor
“Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor develops creative strategies and innovative public policy to improve workers’ lives in a changing economy. The Initiative draws on Georgetown’s distinctive identity—its commitment to intellectual excellence, grounding in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, history of inter-religious cooperation, global reach, and prominence as an arena of policy debate in the nation’s capital—to advance prosperity, broadly-shared economic justice, and respect for the dignity of labor.”
Prisons and Justice intiative
“Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative was founded to bring together leading scholars, practitioners, and students to examine the problem of mass incarceration from multiple perspectives. Georgetown is ideally situated to establish an Initiative that will address one of the most crucial moral and political issues of our time. We have an extensive and distinguished faculty working on related topics, committed students who are eager to contribute time and energy, a 30-year history of prison education programs in nearby facilities, a prime location in close proximity to Washington policymakers, a reputation as a nonpartisan institution open to diverse voices and opinions, and a guiding Jesuit mission of intellectual inquiry and service of others.”