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    Catholic Campaign for Human Development


    CCHD: Working on the Margins

    Happening Now

    New Blog! To Go Forth
    Pain. Injustice. Brokenness. Hope. Love. Faith. Wisdom. will confront the issues of the day with the insights of the Catholic social teaching tradition, human stories and the perspective of the bishops of the United States. You can join the dialogue on Twitter @togoforth.

    Read about all the latest news from CCHD!

    Participate in the 2015 Multimedia Youth Contest: "Do Justice, Love Goodness, Walk Humbly with God" (Micah 6:8)

    Materials are now available for the 2015 Multimedia Youth Contest. The contest deadline is March 31, 2015

    CCHD pre-applications for the 2015-16 grant year are now open!

    Helping People Help Themselves
    Helping People Help Themselves features the Fe Y Justicia Worker Center, an education and advocacy group that focuses on workers' rights in Houston, TX.

    Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!

    Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Rio De Janeiro

    Mission & Identity

    Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

    The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ...  release to captives ...  sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)

    The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.

    Read more about CCHD's Mission & Identity.

    CCHD in the News

    CCHD's Ralph McCloud Interviewed by Millenial Journal
    Race, Economic Injustice & Ferguson: An Interview with CCHD's Ralph McCloud

    $27,000 in Stolen Wages Recovered
    Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
    recovered thousands of dollars stolen by unscrupulous employers for workers denied overtime.

    Youth Entrepreneurship in St. Louis
    In St. Louis, young entrepreneurs are taking up beekeeping and injecting new life and economic development into the city's northside.

    Organizing to End Homelessness in Baltimore
    Project PLASE is working to keep families, veterans, recovering addicts and the working poor off the streets and in dignified homes.

    Economic Empowerment in Delaware
    Stepping Stones Credit Union is giving a Wilmington community alternatives to predatory lending and payday loans and offering folks the opportunity to build credit histories and find housing.

    CCHD Working on the Margins - Highlights

    Justice for Immigrants
    In 2014, CCHD invested over $4 million and partnered with over 70 community-based organizations, 50 dioceses, and nearly 300 parishes and 90 Catholic institutions to empower immigrant communities.

    Young People Deserve to Experience the Dignity of Work
    A reflection by Joanna Arellano, CCHD director in the Archdiocese of Chicago, was recently featured on the USCCB Media Relations Blog to mark Labor Day.

    Working for an Economy that Values Dignity
    CCHD New Leadership Award winner Dr. Bethany Welch asserts the importance of a just wage over a market based on competition.

    Remembering the Workers Who Toil Without Justice
    CCHD New Leadership Award winners Jose and Ana Aguayo speak to the contradiction of wage theft in the land of opportunity.

    Strategic National Grants 2014
    Check our this year's strategic national grantees, which are tackling Catholic education, a voice for the Mexico-US border, affordable housing, immigration reform, leadership development for farmworker communities and more.

    2014-15 Grantees
    CCHD has awarded over $14 million to community groups working nationwide to overcome poverty and injustice. Take a look!

    Tools & Resources

    Video Library
    Visit CCHD's Video Library to see the Poverty Tour and other informational videos.

    US Economic Crisis: Hope in a Time of Poverty
    Reflections on Poverty in America
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    CCHD Brochure
    Basic information on CCHD | En Español

    Economic Development
    CCHD Economic Development Brochure | En Español

    What is CCHD?
    Handout: The Gospel in Action | En Español

    Review and Renewal
    Information on the Review and Renewal of CCHD and the Truth About CCHD

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