Sister Donna Markham OP, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), announced the CCUSA Innovation Challenge during CCUSA’s Annual Gathering in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The challenge, which awards a total of $1 million to three agencies, seeks to inspire member agencies within the Catholic Charities network to propose a fresh solution toward alleviating, reducing, or eliminating poverty.
Agencies grouped into three categories based on the number of full-time employees – small, medium, or large – will submit proposals to CCUSA. The proposals must recommend new and innovative approaches to address poverty rather than expand upon current programs. The application deadline for the CCUSA Innovation Challenge is January 31, 2020. Only one submission per member agency will be accepted.
Catholic Charities USA is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide and a member of Caritas Internationalis. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope to more than nine million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.
This was reported by Catholic Charities USA on September 26, 2019.
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