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CCHD Newsletter: Helping People Help Themselves

 

CCHD's quarterly newsletter, Helping People Help Themselves, features a message from the Director, Ralph McCloud, and offers inspiring examples of the good work CCHD funds. 

Opportunity Threads and the Industrial Commons

By: Beth Griffin

Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2017

Opportunity Threads drew on skilled unemployed and underemployed people in the community to create sustainable livelihoods and put a new face on textile production in the rural South. Many of the workers are Mayans from Guatemala who work alongside U.S.-born colleagues, Molly explains. The Opportunity Threads jobs boost the standard of living for individual families and promote the local economy. Because the operation is worker-owned, people have responsibility and a voice in the company.

Read more about Opportunity Threads in the newsletter.


Our Border Family: Hope at the Border

By: Beth Griffin

Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2017

The Hope Border Institute (HBI) is an independent grassroots organization that began in 2015 as an initiative of several CCHD-funded groups and local clergy to help organize people the in border communities. It builds on Catholic social teaching and uses and encuentro (encounter) model to build relationships, develop consensus, and pursue institutional change in favor of justice. 

Read more about The Hope Border institute in the newsletter.


Past issues of Helping People Help Themselves

Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2017
Building Transformative Relationships, Advancing Restorative Justice
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2016

Dignity, Stability, Home
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2016

Tackling Wage Theft, Building Just Communities
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2016

Thirty Years of Courageous Organizing
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2016

Voices Unite to Reform the Justice System
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2015

Empowering Others as Entrepreneurs
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2015

Moving in Congregations Acting in Hope
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2015

Baltimore's Local CCHD Committee
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2015

Neighborhood Foods
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2014

Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2014

Fe Y Justicia Worker Center
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2014

Camden Student Leaders
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2014

Taxi Workers' Alliance of Pennsylvania
Helping People Help Themselves
, Issue 4, 2013

Metropolitan Congregations United for St. Louis
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2013

Border Network for Human Rights
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2013

Day Laborer's Union Creates Buzz in Chicago
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2013

Indy CAN!
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2012

Focus on the Cross of Poverty
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2012

Women's Justice Circles Blend Two Feet of Christian Discipleship
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2012

Bold Faith Leads to Bold Justice
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2012

Good Dog! Seven-year-old Business Gives its Employees a Hand Up
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2011

Living Out Our Eucharistic Mission
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2011

Community Organizing Fulfills Gospel Mandate  
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2011

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Healthy Communities 
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2011

 

If you would like to receive quarterly issues of Helping People Help Themselves, please e-mail ncpromo@usccb.org with your name
and mailing address.
 



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