Belmont's vision statement puts service at the heart of a Belmont education. Our campus sits at the intersection of several culturally-diverse neighborhoods: 12th South, Hillsboro Village, Edgehill, and Waverly-Belmont. Our city is a home to refugees, immigrants, disadvantaged families and schoolchildren. As we, as a university, seek to be a meaningful community institution, we need for our students to participate in that community. This participation can ensure our students learn the needs, challenges, and opportunities of working in settings with people from diverse backgrounds. To help our students mature into people who can 'engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith,' we need to give them the opportunity to take risks, to find out community needs and current systems addressing those needs, and to explore ways of improving community life.