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Ministry Leadership Program to share sister model with campus ministers

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) is spearheading a new program to pair campus ministers with Catholic sisters in an effort to strengthen lay leaders’ understanding of the mission and model of sisters. The Ministry Leadership Program is…
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New program staff in Catholic sisters area welcomed at SOCF event

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomed its new program staff for Supporting Catholic Sisters and their Ministries in an event with grantees, partners and sisters on October 1. Erin McIntyre, outgoing program officer and seven-year employee of SOCF,…
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Summer fellowship opens doors for Catholic grad

The summer fellows program at Catholic Community Connection gives local college students the chance to immerse themselves in a 10-week internship for one of several Cleveland-area Catholic-based organizations. This year, Tom McCartney, recent graduate of John Carroll University, stepped in…
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Sisters will again Circle the City with Love July 29

Catholic sisters are feeling the power of silence, and on July 29 they’ll join hundreds of other Clevelanders to use their quiet for good. Circle the Cities with Love started in 2016, when Sister Rita Petruziello, CSJ, learned that groups…
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Guest blog: Vision for a Fruitful Future – Sister Marian Durkin, CSA

Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development released its 2016-2017 research on Catholic sisters in Northeast Ohio earlier this year. Developed with support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation, the survey and report explores sisters’ current…
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Blocks and Bridges Reflection: The Path Chosen for Me

Blocks and Bridges is an initiative that pairs sisters with lay co-workers to help build and transform their ministries.  It provides best practices in nonprofit management for sister-led, sister-founded ministries. The mutually beneficial relationship ultimately allows for a stronger posture when…
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Assembly of Catholic Foundations sparks hope on 20-year anniversary

More than 50 representatives from at least 20 organizations joined one another for three days of conversation, collaboration and inspiration as part of the 20th annual gathering of the Assembly of Catholic Foundations. First convened in 1998 by Sister Catherine…
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Catholic Health World highlights Generative Spirit collaboration

The below article, published by Catholic Health World, outlines how the Sisters of Charity Foundation is working with partners to help strengthen sister-led ministries for the future, through the Generative Spirit program. As announced in this news release, SOCF has…
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Sisters and Partners Share the Prophetic Mantle at Cleveland NCSW Event

A crowd of more than 130 sisters, associates and young adults gathered to engage in conversation about working together to strengthen the future of ministries as part of a National Catholic Sisters Week event in Cleveland on March 10. Celebrate…
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SOCF Awarded $750,000 Grant from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Funds expand initiative to develop next generation lay leadership for sister-led, sister-founded ministries The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) has been awarded a $750,000 three-year grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to expand Generative Spirit, an SOCF-led effort to develop…
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