Saint Joseph’s University Using Social Media for Social Justice

At Saint Joseph’s University, a research collaborative called Beautiful Social is using social media to affect social change. Beautiful Social offers local and national nonprofits free consulting and content creation to strengthen their online presence. What started as a free elective has grown into an integral organization to the communications studies department involving a dedicated faculty director, four paid undergraduate fellows and 40 student consultants each year.

Beautiful Social  has worked with more than sixty clients, including the American Cancer Society and the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia. Smaller nonprofits and community organizations benefit from a significant return from the work of Beautiful Social.

Bill Wolff, director of Beautiful Social, reminds his students that “our entire reason for being here” is “to use our skills and our time to build relationships and to make the world a better society”.

Read more about Beautiful Social at Saint Joseph’s University here.

Social Action Summer Institute on Cherishing Creation

CHERISHING CREATION: CALLED TO THE COMMON GOOD

Life, Earth and the Common Good

TRANSLATE FAITH INTO ACTION

Participants leave MOTIVATED, with a CATHOLIC-BASED SENSE of MISSION, KNOWLEDGEABLE, with new TOOLS.

Set aside Thursday for national and local leaders to guide you in skill building at a Diocesan Level:

      • Building Capacity
      • Advocating for Ecological Concerns
      • Integrating Social Media into Your Communications Strategy

and nine more workshops to choose from!

Portland, Oregon
 
Sunday July 19 – Thursday July 23

Sponsored by:

  • The Archdiocese of Portland
  • Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • JustFaith Ministries