What is CDC
The Community Development Center, committed to its vision of active involvement in the improvement of the quality of life of all men, with conscious preference for the poor and the deprived in the society,continuously commits itself in developing and implementing programs, services, and activities that touch every aspect of community life.
- Plans, organizes, initiates, facilitates, coordinates, implements, monitors, evaluates and supports all community extension services
- Centralized leadership of all outreach activities of the institution
- Venue for centralized monitoring of all community extension services
- Policy direction on CES programs, concerns and activities
For inquiries, please contact the CDC Team at loc. 107:
Programs, Services and Activities
CDC’s commitment to growth and development is evident with its various programs and services along Education and Christian Formation, Livelihood, Health and Nutrition Program, Immersion, Exposure and Outreach Programs, and Community Organizing in partnership with various departments, student organizations of the University, parents, alumni, and partner-institutions.
- Gawad Kalinga (Sitio Ruby)
- Five year strategic plan of the Community Development Center base on the priorities and thrust, and charism of the St. Paul of Chartres Sisters.
- CES 515 means 50 houses, 1 multi purpose hall in 5 years in partnership with Gawad Kalinga
- CES 515 hopes to achieve spiritual maturity, community empowerment, massive mobilization of volunteerism and partnership in nation building.
- Voters Education
- Values Education
- SPCEM-CES Summer Camp – Paulinian Volunteers for Community Development (PVCD)
Partner Communities and Institutions
- Barangay Valencia (Quezon City)
- Welfareville (Mandaluyong City]
- Sitio Ruby, East Fairview(Quezon City)
- Our Lady of Peace Foundation (Gala Subic, Zambales)
- Mt. Carmel School of Polillio
- Culion Sanitairum (Culion, Palawan)
- Sta Cruz Mission, Lake Sebu South Cotabato
- Mothercraft Development, Inc. (Mandaluyong City)
- Parole and Probation Administration Office-Manila
- Francis Jeremy Foundation
- GMA Kapuso Foundation
- Bantay Bata Foundation
- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-NCR)
- Bagac, Bataan
- New Bilibid Prisons-Bureau of Corrections
- Hospicio de San Jose
- White Cross
- Home of Joy
- Philippine Red Cross
- National Disaster Coordinating Council
- Luwalhati Ng Maynila-Home for the Aged/Boys Town (Marikina City)
- Rotary Club of Valencia, QC
- Gawad Kalinga Foundation, Inc.
Future Plans and Developments
- Increased number of programs, partner communities and funding agencies.
- Continuous partnership and collaboration with other social service groups.
- Continuous implementation and more target beneficiaries of the existing and new proposed programs, activities, and projects.
- Continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of CDC programs to partner communities.
- Increased involvement, and improved performance percentage of administrators, faculty, staff, and students in Community Extension Services.
The school year 2007-2008 was a challenging year for CDC in carrying out its commitment to continued service and its mission of helping improve the lives of others. Through the active involvement of the administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, the success of the programs, services and activities of the Center was made possible. Their active involvement in this success confirmed the program's fundamental commitment for the uplift of the masses and affirms that we are a people of conscience in action.
CDC brings together the different sectors of SPUQC community to be involved in the organizing of various activities. Some of the activities under the
SPUQC’s CES 515 project, as part of its full implementation,
provided for the construction of six houses beginning January 17, 2009. Symbolically, this has
started the realization of dreams toward a bright future of the 50 family beneficiaries of GK
Ruby 5 - St Paul Village.>>>
Experiencing Immersion with Joy in Our Hearts The day began with the early arrival of the participants in SPUQC, all eager to participate
in the institutional immersion program in Barangay Don Matias West, Burgos, Pangasinan.
Even with the long travel time, all were in high spirits.>>>
Donations sought for typhoon Frank victims Through the Office of the Community Development
Center (CDC), the University has collected in-kind donations for victims of typhoon Fengshen (aka
“Frank”) that directly hit the country last June 20-23. >>>
SPCEM-CES 4th National Summer Camp inspires Polillio communities St. Paul of Chartres
(SPC) Education Ministry conducted its 4th National CES Summer Camp at Mt. Carmel School of
Polilio in Polilio, Quezon last May 19-28, 2008 participated in by Paulinian Volunteers for
Community Development (PVCD) of five SPC schools: St. Paul University Dumaguete, St. Paul College
of Ilocos Sur, St. Paul College of Makati, St. Paul University Philippines Tuguegarao, and
St. Paul University Quezon City. This year’s annual summer camp focused on the theme, “Kalikasan
Pangalagaan Para sa Maganda at Masaganang Kinabukasan”. >>>
In May 2008, Typhoon Cosme was a tragic event in the lives of the people in Burgos,
Pangasinan, particularly the residents of Don Matias West. The storm blew away roofs and uprooted
trees and electricity posts. Most of their properties were destroyed including the community
Gawad Kalinga (Sitio Ruby) The Community Development Center announces the
partnership of St. Paul University Quezon City with Gawad Kalinga (GK) to build a
community where there will be land for the landless, home for the homeless, and hope
for the hopeless. >>>
Environmental Stweardship Plan developed Intensifying its commitment to foster awareness, sense of volunteerism and passion for environmental stewardship, St. Paul University Quezon City designed a three-year environmental advocacy plan which is adopted by all
SPC schools. >>>
What is the PVCD Program?
One of the recently launched program of the center is the Paulinian Volunteers for
Community Development; an organization for Paulinians that intends to provide
opportunities to get acquainted with the way of life of the people in development. It
envisions a community of Christ-Centered
A PVCD is someone who is:
I - INTELLIGENT and INITIATES meaningful activities
M - MAKA- DIYOS, MAKAKALIKASAN, MAKABUHAY, MAKATAO
P - PEOPLE- ORIENTED
L - LOVING and LOVABLE
E - EXCITED to SERVE OTHERS ESPECIALLY THE POOR
P - PRINCIPLED PAULINIAN
V - VOICE of the VOICELESS
C - COMMITTED and CONCERNED
D - DEDICATED to serve for the development of the people
Bonafide Paulinians are qualified to join the PVCD as long as they are:
- Interested to serve SPUQC through community outreach.
- Committed to the Mission-Vision of SPUQC and the PVCD.
- Able to balance his/her academic and co-curricular activities
For details and membership inquiries, visit the Office of the Community Development Center.
COMMUNITY EXTENSION PROGRAMS
- Education and Christian Formation.
This program aims to provide and support the intellectual development of the children in the partner communities and to develop an appreciation of Christian discipleship through formation, and the promotion of sharing of our God-given gifts including time, talent, and financial resources.
- Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Tutorial Program in English and Math
- Computer Literacy Program
- Values Formation for Parents and Youth
- Values Formation and Recollection for Parolees
- Catechism in Public Schools
- Livelihood Programs
The primary goal of this program is to increase the economic status of the residents of the partner communities of SPUQC. Skills training are conducted and the participants are given seminars/trainings on entrepreneurship and cooperative.
- Community Health and Nutrition
This program is designed to address one of the felt needs of the residents. The primary goal of this program is to increase the health status of the residents.
The program’s goal is to uplift the nutritional status of the malnourished children in the partner communities of SPUQC.
Provision of free dental and medical service
- Immersion, Exposure and °utreach Program
This program provides opportunity a first hand experience of the reality of the poor and a widened awareness of the social conditions prevailing in our country today. In the course of immersion, they will get involved in the various household and community development activities of the residents
SPUQC knowing fully well that the future of our society is tied to the future of these
children, through its Community Extension Program, has taken their welfare as a very
important concern that needs to be addressed. Aligned with the University’s vision and mission
of forming agents of social transformation, building Christ-centered communities, and
witnessing the compassionate love of Christ in service, the program provides every Paulinian an
opportunity to exercise social responsibility and to deepen their awareness of and sensitivity to
the needs of the country.
Ongoing holistic human resource development.
Ongoing holistic human resource development.