Human Dignity and Solidarity

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This year, CCHD is celebrating its 50th anniversary! For 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has been supporting low-income communities as they address root causes of poverty and injustice through community organizing, leadership training, and economic development. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by awarding grants, educating about root causes of poverty, and building bridges of solidarity in Cook and Lake Counties.

An annual collection that takes place the Sunday before Thanksgiving is the primary source of funds for grants to support community-controlled, self-help organizations and transformative education efforts. For the 2020-2021 grant year, we have awarded over $782,000 to 24 organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area.


CCHD Internship with the Archdiocese of Chicago

In partnership with the USCCB, the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity sponsors an annual academic year internship for any local Catholic with an interest in social justice and Catholic Social Teaching.

This part-time intern (15-20 hours per week) will assist staff in promoting CCHD within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Tasks may vary, but will include:

Marketing and promotion to maximize funds raised during the annual collection

Evaluation of grant proposals and relationship-building with funded groups

Outreach and education to Catholic schools and parishes around poverty issues and CST

Interns will be compensated at a rate of $14/hour.

Apply by March 19, 2021

Application (DOC)

Job Description (DOC)

Flyer (PDF)