Community Organizing

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul/Columbus Diocese Office of Social Concerns

SVDP, through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, was the sponsoring organization in the creation of the Vincentian Ohio Action Network (VOAN). VOAN is now a 501c3 receiving funding through CCHD. It organizes persons served by SVDP to empower them to be leaders in their communities around issues they identify. Issues around barriers faced by returning citizens from the criminal justice system have been a high priority. VOAN leaders are given leadership and organizing training so that they can act for change on issues of concern to them.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

Be a part of the expansion of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Center! The Hispanic community in the Columbus regional area has been growing at a rate of 130% and so have the needs of a growing community of new Hispanic immigrants. Catholic Social Services’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Center began as a food pantry and now is in the process of expanding to a community center helping the community to build a better future for themselves and their families in the wake of poverty and immigration.

Tabor Community Services

The mission of Tabor is to spark the power and opportunity in people to realize their human rights of housing and financial security. We seek to be the trusted community partner, helping people overcome their housing and financial challenges through proactive education, coaching, and advocacy.

Local Cup - Near Northwest Neighborhood

The Local Cup is a community coffee shop that serves the Near Northwest Neighborhood in South Bend, Indiana. Our mission is about building community by bringing neighbors together, sharing ideas, supporting local producers, and supporting local youth. We hand brew locally-roasted coffee and take pride in creating a warm environment where all are welcome.

The SSLP student will be responsible to help manage and serve at The Local Cup, to help coordinate and be a mentor for the teen workers at The Local Cup, and to work alongside the staff networker at the NNN.

Westmoreland Community Action

Our Mission

Westmoreland Community Action strengthens communities and families to eliminate poverty.

Our Mission is accomplished through the below programs:

Early Childhood Education
Head Start
Early Head Start

Mental Health Programs
Crisis Hotline
Crisis Intervention Unit
Diversion & Stabilization Unit
Permanent Supportive Housing
Shared Housing
MH/MR Housing Assistance Program

Emergency Services
Emergency Food Pantry
Energy Assistance

St. Peter Claver Church - Community Organizing

SSLP student will participate in community work through Church-Based Organizing, Census and Evangelization of the neighborhood. Student will work closely with parish staff and community leaders in community and church-based organizing efforts. In addition, student will partake in other parish outreach and ministries, including youth group activities in the evenings and helping with summer youth camp as well. St. Peter Claver is an African American Community with a rich history and community.

Slavic Village Development

Slavic Village Development works with and for its residents, businesses, and institutions to promote civic engagement, community empowerment, and neighborhood investment. We are a forward-looking service-driven organization which honors our neighborhood’s resiliency, diverse cultural heritage, and inclusiveness. We are committed to building a community defined by its high quality of life, unique identity, and healthy and active living.

Revitalization 2000, Inc.

Founded in 1998, Revitalization 2000, Inc. (“R2K”) builds empowering relationships with residents of the Ville neighborhood of North St. Louis.  We serve as a bridge between them and the broader region so that together we might build a better neighborhood and a better St. Louis.

Grow Ohio Valley

Join us as we improve access to fresh, locally grown food in an up-and-coming Appalachian city. Get a taste of a variety of focus areas, including education programs, food distribution, farmer’s markets, and capacity building. Grow Ohio Valley's mission is to improve access to fresh, locally grown food in the Ohio Valley while creating a strong food-based economy. With our efforts, we hope to fashion a new economic landscape, one offering increased prosperity, improved health, and a better environment for everyone in our community.

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May 2021

Labor Café | The Paid Leave Priority
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Flash Panel on the Current Crisis in Colombia
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July 2021

Just Wage Forum 2021 | Series Conclusion (Virtual)
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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