Guided by the Lasallian virtues of faith, zeal and communion in service, the University is at the forefront of building partnerships with communities in Dasmariñas that are in need of support in achieving social transformation. As a member of the community, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas ensures that Lasallian education inculcates the value of social awareness among its students in order to mobilize them into action and inspire them into being catalysts for change and uplfitment in the lives of their fellowmen.
Aside from partnerships with local communities, the University also participates in relief response efforts for disaster-stricken areas and involves itself in issues that have a deep and meaningful impact to society, sparking social consciousness and social action among members Lasallian community.
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas constantly engages in community extension efforts by partnering up with communities and institutions to empower and uplift the lives of the beneficiaries. Through the Lasallian Community Development Center, it implements proactive programs on livelihood, health, education and relief in times of disasters.
DLSU-D provides an opportunity for out of school youths seeking to take Department of Education's (DepEd) Assessment and Equivalency exam with evening classes facilitated by faculty members who volunteer their time to teach these students for free under the Balik Aral Program.
Similar to the Balik Aral Program, the College of Business Administration and Accountacy offers scholarship opportunities to poor but deserving students who want to complete business programs under the tutelage of CBAA faculty members who donate their time for the program. Among the beneficiaries of the DLSU-D Night College program are students who are employed full time as service crew, school maintenance, house helps, clerks and production operators who want to uplift their lives and that of their families by earning their college diplomas.
In an effort to establish a transformation center for the youth-at-risk in the province of Cavite, DLSU-D took it upon itself to build an alternative to crowded detention centers. The Bahay Pag Asa is a monastery type center where residents undergo Basic Education, Spiritual Formation and Values Education, Livelihood and Skills Training Program and a Post Release Program that includes parent education, family counseling, home visits, job referrals and placement, scholarships, guardianship, hotline services, cooperative learning groups, legal assistance, peer support networking, entrepreneurial skills, and homecomings.