CSMG Diversity Outreach Initiative- Apply Now for a Scholarship!

The Diversity Outreach Initiative of the 2019 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, has extended the Diversity scholarship application deadline until Monday, November 26.  Those selected to participate in the Diversity Outreach Initiative bring a richness of perspectives, skills, voices, and vision to the gathering, and enhance the overall experience of the CSMG for all participants. Those who are eligible, are encouraged to apply now for this scholarship opportunity. For more information about eligibility and the application process, visit the CSMG Diversity Initiative Website. For specific inquiries, contact Nicole Germain at ngermain@usccb.org

Gonzaga University Paves Way to Care for Creation

Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA was recently praised by the city’s mayor, for it’s collaborative efforts in improving the city’s safety and environment. Working with the city officials, civil engineering students and faculty at the Jesuit university helped improve a busy city roadway by developing a solution that will not only benefit pedestrians and drivers, but will also benefit the environment- specifically the Spokane River. Sharp Avenue is now paved with porous asphalt, a material that decreases the environmental impact of heavy rain or snow. By allowing the run off to be filtered of toxins and returned to the earth through a more natural process, this type of paving will “[ultimately] protect the health of the Spokane River.” said Spokane Mayor David Condon at a ceremony inaugurating the reopening of the street. The improvements also include various new safety measures, aimed to protect users of this high-traffic area.

One aspect of Gonzaga’s overall mission is to care for the planet “with responsible stewardship of our physical, financial, and human resources.” The installment of this safer and more environmentally sustainable road, is a great example of members of the Gonzaga University community innovatively carrying out that mission.  To read the full story, visit Gonzaga University’s website here.

Global Solidarity Grant Deadline Extended- APPLY NOW!

Is your campus advancing Catholic mission through a globally focused project? Apply now for a 2018 Global Solidarity Grant!

Campus initiatives addressing societal issues such as, but not limited to issues surrounding migration, human trafficking, or global sustainability may be eligible to receive a 2018 Global Solidarity Grant.

Sponsored by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and Catholic Relief Services, Global Solidarity Grants aim to support projects that are innovative and high-impact, that combine prayer, spiritual development, and the examination of values with educational objectives. ACCU member institutions working creatively to advance Catholic mission through global solidarity are encouraged to apply now and be considered for an award of up to $3,000.

The deadline to apply for a grant has been extended to Friday, November 9! Visit the ACCU website for more details about how your campus can receive a Global Solidarity Grant!

For questions, please contact njalandoni@accunet.org.