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Early Bird Rates Extended – Last Chance July 31!

Catholic Charities USA is excited to announce that early bird registration for the 2015 Annual Gathering has been extended to July 31! We hope you’ll join us in “Harvesting Hope in the Heartland” 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 [...]


If you were President, how would you act to fight poverty?

Today, candidates for the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination are responding to a call from more than 100 Christian leaders, including CCUSA’s President and CEO, Sr. Donna Markham, to the question “What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?” [...]


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 [...]


“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 [...]


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 [...]


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, [...]