JWL believes that tertiary learning and the formation of a global community of learners addresses the root causes of poverty, isolation, despair, conflict and displacement in order to build a more peaceful and humane world. JWL knows education fosters hope.
JWL provides equitable high quality tertiary learning to people and communities at the margins of societies - be it through poverty, location, lack of opportunity, conflict or forced displacement – so all can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together foster hope to create a more peaceful and humane world.
JWL is an organization built on four cornerstones. Through these cornerstones, JWL is sustainable over time, scalable to meet needs, and transferable across the globe, to ensure access to tertiary learning for people and communities at the margins.
JWL aims to strengthen, create, and develop webs of relationships to provide access to higher education to the “least” among us, the globally destitute, forced migrants and refugees, tribal or religiously oppressed, marginalized rural and urban poor to form a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious global community of learners.
Collaboration and worldwide alliances are sought with universities and mission-aligned strategic partners. JWL seeks to develop new structures of coordination tapping into existing resources and acting in synergy with Jesuit Provinces, universities and other like-minded partners.
JWL is a work of the Society of Jesus that builds on more than 450 years of tradition of transformative tertiary education that forms women and men for others. JWL applies the Ignatian experience of contextual learning, reflection, action and evaluation to foster critical thinking.
JWL seeks to offer regionally and globally accredited, high-quality curricula through virtual, blended and on-site learning experiences at affordable costs.
C ompassion, love and hope
C ompetence, open mindedness and honest engagement with reality
C ommitment and service
C ommunities of learners, inclusive and diverse, global and local
C onscience for justice and social responsibility
C ura personalis, care and respect for the entire person, dignity and freedom
C ritical and transformative thinking