What We Do

Our Vision

To increase hope and transform lives through education, collaboration, innovation, and service.

Our Mission

To foster justice, empower the poor, promote peace and care for the earth through applications of our academic and professional disciplines. 

To increase the academic and professional abilities of participants, their vocational vision for lifelong servant-leadership and their courage to act on convictions.



Changing The World

                   Changing Us

Ghana Jan 2018

Our Identity

The Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research is a center for service, scholarship, and project-based learning at Messiah University that enables participants to apply academic knowledge and live out their Christian faith through imaginative, hands-on problem solving with non-profit organizations, governments, and business partners in our region and around the world.

Partners of the Collaboratory invest in the educational mission of the University through their interactions with students. Collaboratory projects enable students to engage classroom fundamentals in an authentic client-centered environment. Students lead and manage the Collaboratory in partnership with the educators and volunteer professionals who mentor them.

We are Christians who aspire to obey the instructions of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to love neighbors as ourselves and to share his good news in life, word, action, and deed.