Welcome to the Journal of Vincentian Social Action.

JoVSA is published biannually, engaging the greater community in the service of the disadvantaged.

The journal provides a scholarly forum for those working to address community-defined needs; a forum where practical solutions are presented to address the plight of the disadvantaged and needy. Measurement and assessment of these efforts connecting action to outcome are a critical component ensuring positive results and real change in the lives of the disadvantaged.

JoVSA welcomes research articles, position papers, and conference proceedings.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1 (2022)

Front Matter



JoVSA: The Faculty/Student Research Connection
Anthony C. Marziliano, Hira Shafeeq, and Marc E. Gillespie


Discrimination, Acculturative Stress, and Academic Achievement in Emerging Adults
Rebecca Steele, Amanda Rosado, Nancy Hernandez, and Elizabeth Brondolo


Developing and Evaluating A Psychoeducation Booklet About the Mental Health Effects of Discrimination
Margarita Manzano, Ellalandra Arakelow, Aldona Chorzepa, Leigha Clarke, Skylor Loiseau, Dawson Hughes, Theodore MacGowan, and Elizabeth Brondolo

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Hira Shafeeq, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor