2015 Social Venture Boot Camp with CCUSA

The Social Venture Boot Camp, offered through Catholic Charities USA’s (CCUSA) partnership with the University of Notre Dame, is an opportunity for CCUSA members to strengthen their social enterprise efforts and face the pressing challenges associated with financial sustainability head-on. Economic justice is a critical issue, and social venture is an innovative method to help address the root causes of poverty.

Boot camp participants will be paired up with business mentors, as well as upper-level undergraduate and/or graduate students, as available, in a workshop environment to research and analyze the existing or proposed product or service and work through a business plan that the social venture program can then use to help guide future growth.

Applications for the 2015 Social Venture Boot Camp are due no later than Monday, April 6, and acceptance will be confirmed by the first week of May. Preparation work will be necessary and will be due by Monday, June 15. If you have any questions about the Boot Camp or how your group can put forth a competitive application, please contact Maria Gonzales.

2014 Catholic Charities Annual Gathering

2014 catholic charitiesOctober 4 – 7, 2014

Charlotte, NC

CCUSA is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 2014 Annual Gathering, which is taking place this year in Charlotte, North Carolina from October 4-7.

We encourage you to visit the event website for details, and encourage you to check back often for updates on keynote speakers, specific workshops, and other important information. Now is a great time to sign up for those whose fiscal years end on June 30 – We hope to see you in “The Queen City” this October as we continue setting the pace and changing the course in working to reduce poverty!