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2015 CCUSA Annual Gathering Registration Now Open!

Catholic Charities USA is excited to announce that registration for the 2015 Annual Gathering is now open! We hope you’ll join us in “Harvesting Hope in the Homeland” this September 10-12 in Omaha, Nebraska. Hosted by Catholic Charities of Omaha, this year’s conference will feature a number of dynamic speakers, including Dr. Carolyn Woo from [...]

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Tamales, Bouquets, and Craigslist

You might wonder what tamales, bouquets, and Craigslist have to do with fighting poverty. But in the most recent edition of Charities USA, you’ll learn how each of these avenues are helping pioneer a new approach of building opportunity for those in need through the power of social enterprise. In the magazine, you’ll read about Bouquets [...]

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A New Chapter: CCUSA Welcomes Sr. Donna Markham

A New Chapter: CCUSA Welcomes Sr. Donna Markham By Keith Styles For nearly a year, Catholic Charities USA and our network have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the tenth president in our organization’s history. Now, the day is finally here. Today, we welcome Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, to usher in a new era [...]

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“It’s time for a new conversation and a new approach”

Earlier this month, Catholic Charities USA’s Brian R. Corbin, Sr. Vice President of Social Policy, addressed the official launch of a bold new initiative of Catholic Charities Fort Worth – The Padua Pilot. “Individuals and families living in poverty already face a lot of barriers,” Corbin said. “They disproportionately live in neighborhoods that don’t provide them [...]

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Tornados: Preparation and Planning

Imagine standing directly next to a giant waterfall, or being on the runway as a jumbo jet takes off. According to those who have survived a tornado, that’s what it feels like to be in the path of a twister’s fury. Especially for those living in Texas and the central plains states, tornados can be [...]

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Walking Alongside All Mothers

Many of us might be celebrating Mother’s Day with a handmade card, breakfast in bed, or a special dinner, but for some moms, it’s just another day on the calendar. It’s just another day trying to scrounge together enough money to help the family not go hungry. It’s just another day when the bills pile [...]

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Catholic Charities Agencies Work Together To Alleviate Hunger

In honor of National Volunteer Month, a number of our member agencies have celebrated by hosting events in their communities with volunteers to raise awareness about hunger. Additionally, our member agencies used this opportunity to highlight their mentoring programs to engage youth in volunteerism. From Chicago, Illinois and Baltimore, Maryland; to Louisville, Kentucky and Metuchen, [...]

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CCUSA Recognizes Richard & Elisabeth as 2015 Volunteers of the Year

Catholic Charities USA is pleased to announce that Richard and Elisabeth Buchanan are the winners of the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award. Since 1963, the Buchanans have cared for dozens of foster children through Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona “Whenever we have need of a place for a baby to go for a [...]

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Catholic Charities USA Announces 2015 Volunteer of the Year Finalists

Catholic Charities USA is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. In recognition of National Volunteer Month, this award honors the contributions of more than 300,000 volunteers who dedicated their time and talents to the Catholic Charities network. The finalists for Catholic Charities USA’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year [...]