The Catholic Campaign for Human Development Volunteer Resource Guide Created by Archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Office www.CatholicCincinnati.org/SocialAction *Last Updated April 2010 We cannot be called truly “Catholic” unless we hear and heed the church’s call to serve those in need and work for justice and peace. -US Catholic Bishops, Communities of Salt and Light This resource guide contains valuable information about non-profit groups in the Cincinnati Archdiocese that are working to create change and break the cycle of poverty. Groups mentioned in this guide have been recently funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This campaign, instituted by the US bishops to fight American poverty, begins with an annual collection every November in parishes around the nation. The money from that collection then goes to fund groups that are working for social and institutional change and the empowerment of members of low-income communities. (More information is available on the next page) By volunteering with one of these organizations, you will be able to see the integral connection between Catholic Social Teaching and the call to work for justice. Additionally, we hope that you will be inspired and encouraged by the change these groups are making to break the cycle of poverty in your local area. Your contribution to this effort through the donation of your time, talents, and energy are greatly appreciated. If you would like more information on any of these groups or information about volunteering in general, please contact the Catholic Social Action Office at 513-421-3131 or email us at email@example.com . Thank you for your interest! Catholic Campaign for Human Development Mission in Brief Since its start in 1970, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has worked to transform lives and communities, focusing steadily on breaking the cycle of poverty in thousands of communities across the United States. CCHD was established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops with a two-fold mandate to fund low-income controlled empowerment projects and to educate Catholics about the root causes of poverty within the context of the Catholic social tradition. CCHD programs are funded through an annual collection in parishes each year. The Goals of CCHD: To promote a spirit of solidarity among those who are successful, those who have acquired some share of this nation's goods, and those still trapped in poverty. CCHD is committed to working toward the elimination of poverty and injustice in the United States. Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization, CCHD today stands as one of the nation‟s largest funding organizations for self- help programs for the poor. Please visit the National CCHD Website at www.PovertyUSA.org, the National CCHD page on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website at www.usccb.org/cchd, or our Local CCHD website at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/socialaction/cchd.html for more information. Cincinnati Area Funded Organizations The Amos Project Living Wage and Workforce Development Campaign Paul Graham 513-751-2222 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theamosproject.org 745 Ezzard Charles Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45203 The Amos Project is a coalition of congregations committed to living out their faith through public action. Recently, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has funded the Amos Project‟s Living Wage and Workforce Development Campaign, which is focused on securing apprenticeship positions for minorities and low-income residents of Greater Cincinnati on Public Works Projects and also securing living wages from employers who receive public subsidies. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Since the Amos Project is primarily a coalition of congregations, they cannot receive volunteers in the same way as other organizations. However, If you would like to contribute to the mission of the Amos Project, feel free to call Paul Graham at the number listed above. He would be happy to talk with you about possible ways of becoming involved. As with all of our organizations, the Amos Project is always in need of financial support as well. The Contact Center Safe and Stable Families Campaign Lynn Williams 513-381-4242 email@example.com www.overtherhine.org/contactcenter/ 1227 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 The Contact Center is a community-based, non-profit organization in Over-the-Rhine, created by the residents of Over- the-Rhine. The Contact Center works in the community to empower residents and low-income families to use their collective voice to effect compassionate social change. Recently, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has funded the CONTACT Center‟s „Safe and Stable Families Campaign,‟ which works with the Ohio Empowerment Coalition for policy reform regarding kinship care to strengthen and support families. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Voter registration Get Out the Vote! Letter Writing/Petition Follow-Up Calls -voter drive focused through Oct- - Letter writing and Petition Letter Writing/Petition Nov before elections gathering for local, state and national Allow for Contact Center booth at OTR Festival figures can be done throughout the Parish Festivals - Volunteers are needed to help year on a variety of issues. Get in Group Educational Presentations organize and run the annual Over- touch with the Contact Center for (Urban Plunge Experience and/or the–Rhine Festival held in August. details and information on what speakers) -Organization starts in January issues are most pressing. - put on by Contact Center staff State Legislature Day: April 23rd Childcare during meetings -Help lobby the state legislature in Columbus! ● Annual Holiday Toy Sale - Collect toys For Individuals Voter registration Get Out the Vote! Voter registration (individuals can come together to Drivers then go in groups) OTR Festival Letter Writing/Petition Drivers Some student internship positions Follow-Up Calls State Legislature Day: April 23rd are available, which could include Database entry projects like event planning, web- Letter Writing/Petition site maintenance, or working on an Training Contact Center members organizing campaign. Call for more in skill areas: information -PC -Internet -Microsoft Office -QuickBooks & Accounting E-mail Newsletter Organizer Childcare during meetings Communities United for Action (CUFA) Environmental Justice and Youth Committee Marilyn Evans 513-853-3947 Marilyn@cufacincy.org www.cufacincy.org 1814 Dreman Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Communities United for Action is a non-for-profit grassroots organization designed to address community issues that range from youth empowerment and environmental work. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES With such a large range of issues, there are many ways in which a volunteer could become involved with CUFA. CUFA staff is very flexible and is willing to work with any volunteer who is interested in a one time or recurring volunteer opportunity. Technical and computer skills are highly appreciated. Further, CUFA would gladly welcome and appreciate individuals who would be willing to share the intricacies of their career path or field with Youth programs aspiring to create life goals. Also, CUFA has had intern positions available in the past. For more information on both volunteer, Youth education, or internship opportunities, please call, email, or check out CUFA’s website. Resource Raising: Donations are always greatly appreciated. Please send to: CUFA 1814 Dreman Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223 Cincinnati Interfaith Workers’ Center (CIWC) Wage Theft and Day Labor Organization Campaigns Don Sherman 513-621-5991 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cworkers.org 40 E. McMicken Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45202 The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center is a parent organization of the Day Labor Organizing Project and The Cincinnati Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. It performs extensive legal and human rights services for low-income day laborers and immigrant workers. Among other projects, the Center has recently focused on the growing problem of wage theft. By targeting industries that routinely steal wages from their workers, the Center has strived to win back stolen funds and establish agreements that end such abuses. To date, the CIWC has won back over $115,000 in unpaid wages for workers. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Interviewing Workers to learn and Call to check on any upcoming Interviewing Workers to learn and document injustices events or programs document injustices - discover and document injustices Advocacy Work that workers are facing -Building a coalition among the - work on investigative projects community - volunteers that have language skills - organize speakers and events in in Spanish and French are especially your community or parish helpful -form an advocacy base in your parish - volunteers would receive training on or community to speak with elected labor issues officials Help with database work Childcare during meetings TOUR/EDUCATION Groups -work with CIWC staff to organize educational visits to the facility -meet with workers and immigrants to learn more about the issue For Individuals Interviewing Workers Call to check on any upcoming See above Help with database work events or programs SPECIAL SKILLS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! (Lawyers, paralegals) -Pro Bono work needed from those with experience in Immigration, Criminal and Human Rights Law Resource Raising: In addition to volunteering your time, you may also consider donating specific resources to further the mission of CICW. Currently, the Center is in need of various office supplies (call to ask about specific needs). Also, CIWC has a Worker Rights Manual that they frequently use in their work. Due to high printing costs, limited resources, and a low budget, it is increasingly difficult to print out multiple copies of the guide. Any parish or organization with a working printer would be of great help in this process. The Center can electronically mail the guide to your parish and then pick up the printed guides whenever they are ready. For more information or other resources your parish can provide, please call CIWC at the number above. Cornerstone Community Loan Fund Developing Renter Equity Margery Spinney 513-369-0114 email@example.com www.cornerstoneloanfund.org 1115 Pendleton St. NW, Suite 2, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Cornerstone Community Loan Fund gives low-income renters the opportunity to build assets similar to home equity through various responsibilities. The program is currently based at St. Anthony Village, a 28-unit project developed by the Franciscan Friars of Cincinnati, with additional projects still in development. The organization aims to help revitalize the community and empower its residents to take an active role in their community‟s direction. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Activities in Solidarity Call to check on any upcoming One time volunteer opportunities can -Organize an activity with events or programs often be made into recurring ones. Cornerstone to work with residents Work with Cornerstone to see which side by side are most feasible. -examples include gardening, hanging up holiday decorations Skills Training -Come help teach home ownership and job skills to individuals in the housing program - training is often needed in tasks such as painting, minor home repair, gardening, and interview/job referral skills Group Educational Presentations (Experiential &/or speakers) - put on by Cornerstone staff For Individuals Activities in Solidarity Call to check on any upcoming See above events or programs Skills Training Resource Raising: In addition to volunteering your time, you may also consider donating specific resources to further the mission of Cornerstone. Currently, Cornerstone is in need of gardening/work tools, home maintenance supply kits (cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, 409, floor and surface cleaner, etc), old home appliances, and old furniture. For more information or other resources your parish can provide, please call Cornerstone at the number above. Dress for Success Cincinnati Professional Women’s Groups Mary Ivers 513-651-3372 www.dfscincy.org 135 W 4th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Dress for Success is a national organization that outfits women with the tools they need to feel confident and capable of securing employment. The Professional Women‟s Group takes a comprehensive approach to moving low-income women toward self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community through ongoing support and education. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers can donate their time through working in the dressing room on Saturdays to outfit women in business suits as part of their interview preparation process. This opportunity is available for women only. Other opportunities include help with mailings and similar group projects. Additionally, professionals can lead workshops on a variety of subjects dedicated towards empowering women in the group to become self- sufficient and financially independent. Please call Dress for Success for more information regarding these opportunities. Resource Raising: Funds are always needed and appreciated. Additionally, gently used women’s business attire in good condition would be welcomed. Please send donations to: Dress for Success Cincinnati 135 W. 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 Cincinnati has the third highest poverty rate of any US city. 1 in 10 Ohioans is currently on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food stamps). Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) Families That Matter Julie Przybysz 513-579-8547 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ijpc-cincinnati.org 215 E. 14th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 IJPC is a coalition of faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action, and perform public witness. They address local, national, and international concerns focusing on economic justice, women's issues, human rights, racial equality, peace, and the environment. Recently, CCHD has funded IJPC‟s „Families That Matter‟, a project that organizes death row inmates and their families and encourages them to form supportive groups and fight for legislation to end the death penalty. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Event volunteers Way of the Cross (Lent) Join committees to help work on -Volunteers are always needed with Peace Camp (Summer) projects IJPC events Write-A-Thon (March 1) -i.e. Way of the Cross, Death -see opportunities under limited time Human Rights Day Events Penalty, Peace Camp Days of Reflection (December 10th) Petition Gathering - IJPC can help organize reflection Hiroshima-Nagasaki Help with Bulk Mailings services after an Urban Plunge Remembrance Day (August 6th) Consistent help with IJPC events experience Women Martyr’s Day Letter writing and legislation calls Petition Gathering (December 2nd) during key issue movements Help with Bulk Mailings St. Nick Day Gift Sale (first Join e-lists through the website for Satellite Events Saturday in December) updates on other events -Events can be hosted at specific parishes (i.e. Write –A-Thon, where letters are composed and sent to our elected officials for a particular cause) For Individuals Event Volunteer See above opportunities Day a week/month commitment Petition Gathering -what needs to get done Service projects ( as needed) -project based Guest columnist for e-mail Technical support for IJPC newsletter Pen Pals to death-row inmates - training by IJPC - Use of IJPC address Skilled Volunteers to help with death row inmate cases and their families -Lawyers -Counselors -Stress Relief Join e-lists through the website for updates on other events Join our prayer services the night prior to an execution (local) and during an execution (Lucasville) Resource Raising: In addition to volunteering your time, you may also consider donating specific resources to aid in IJPC‟s activities. Currently, IJPC is in need of embossed envelopes (letters sent to inmates cannot have adhesive stamps) and Birthday cards for death row inmates. For more information or other resources your parish can provide, please call IJPC at the number above or visit the IJPC website. Interfaith Business Builders, Inc. Retail Cooperative Planning and Development Project Ray West 513-557-3600 email@example.com 1707 Westwood Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45214 Interfaith Business Builders (IBB) is a faith based Cincinnati organization with the mission of developing employee owned worker cooperatives empowering low income people. The organization has twenty six years experience developing community based business. It has previously developed a temporary labor business and a construction company. Currently, IBB provides management services to a newly establish business, Cooperative Janitorial Services, in addition to developing a project to initiate a new cooperative retail store/coffee shop near Xavier University campus. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Because of the unique and innovative mission of Interfaith Business Builders, potential volunteers are encouraged to please contact IBB and director, Ray West, in order to discuss positive outlets for energy in IBB’s effort to maintain and increase the effectiveness of cooperative businesses in the Cincinnati area. Resource raising: Donations are always welcomed and appreciated. Please send to: Interfaith Business Builders, Inc. 1707 Westwood Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45214 Lower Price Hill Community School GED Program Jen Walters 513-244-2214 JenW@lphcs.org www.lphcs.org 2104 St. Michael Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204 The Lower Price Hill Community School was founding in 1971 in response to increasing numbers of students not finishing high school. Knowing that leaving high school without a diploma was a key indicator of future poverty because of ineligibility for most employment, the neighbors of Lower Price Hill band together to form the Lower Price Hill Community School. Today, LPHCS enrolls an average of 370 high school dropouts annually. LPHCS has provided tuition-free education to over 5,000 individuals, and more than 740 LPHCS students have received their GED diplomas. Many graduates go on to complete college degrees. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES The school has many volunteer opportunities. LPHCS is always seeking volunteers to assist in all programs. Volunteer opportunities consist of tutoring for Basic Literacy, ESOL or GED. We are also open to holding workshops for the students and community, such as financial planning or career development. Volunteers may also assist with clerical work, such as updating database, filing papers, distributing flyers, etc. For more information call 513-244-2214 Peaslee Neighborhood Center Center for Community Documentary Work 513-621-5514 www.overtherhine.org/peaslee 215 E. 14th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Peaslee Neighborhood Center provides a peaceful places where Over-the-Rhine residents create and participate in dialogue-based educational programs that foster creative expression, self-determination, personal voice, and social justice. The Center for Community Documentary Work, a recent-CCHD-funded project, is a photography project developed for 8-12 year old children who live in OTR. In addition, a workshop series for teens, neighborhood oral history projects, photography classes, production of exhibits of participants‟ work, a monthly Zine and entrepreneurial endeavor offering low-cost photographic services to neighborhood organizations and businesses are included in the project. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Peasleee offers a variety of programs, from early education to music creation. For more information, visit the website listed above. Please contact the center for individual interest in any of these programs. Additionally, the center also hosts service learning experiences for groups who seek to understand and engage in the Over-the-Rhine community through multi-media and oral history-based education and service. West Eighth & State Teen Council (West C) Youth Against Violence Fred Hoeweler 513-315-4756 West-C is a long-standing community organization in Lower Price Hill that addresses issues of increasing violence in their schools and streets by focusing on the reduction of violence and the low level of academic achievement and high school dropout rate. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Due to the focus on youth empowerment, West C generally encourages the teenage community members to take action on building repairs, maintenance, organization, and other such tasks. If groups or individuals are interested in serving this community, they are encouraged to inquire with a partner group, the Urban Appalachian Council, also located in Lower Price Hill. The contact information for that group is: Urban Appalachian Council 2115 West Eighth Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45204 phone: (513) 251-0202 Winton Hills Opportunity Connection (WHOC) First Step Program Ms. Betty Gazaway 513-242-8533 firstname.lastname@example.org Winton Hills Connection Center, formerly known as Winton Hills Senior Computer Project, is largely a volunteer run center which tries to empower individuals to initiate and excel their careers and life goals. Beginning with basic one-on- one assistance in computer skills and professionalism, WHOC attempts to work with their “costumers” to move from one step to the next step in progressing the individual‟s life goals. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WHOC can “always” use volunteers, especially during the summer season when school volunteers are lower. Individuals with technical skills with computers, professionalism, or book keeping as especially requested. Additionally, individuals who have a background in volunteer coordinating would be greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Ms. Betty Gazaway at 513-242-8533. Working in Neighborhoods (WIN) (WIN) Action Organizing Project Dave Scharfenberger 513-541-4109, ext 105 email@example.com 1814 Dreman Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Working In Neighborhoods (WIN) is a non profit organization that provides staff support and leadership training in Southwest Ohio to empower residents to come together around common issues and provide a vehicle where they have a voice in decision making institutions that affect the quality of their lives. WIN provides staff support to organizations that are funded by CCHD including the WIN Action Organizing Project and Communities United For Action. WIN is currently also working with the Advocates For Justice Collaborative to educate and inform members of Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the foreclosure issue, what they can to do help others in need, and how they can advocate for needed changes. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES Sponsor foreclosure forum at church WIN ANNUAL RACE Home Rehab For Groups or organization -usually first weekend in April Home Rehab (demolition, painting, at 9 am Mailing Moguls yard maintenance and construction -help staff water stations activities) -assist with the “fun run” for Computer Entry Mailing Moguls (help with Bulk children Mailings) - cheer people on! WIN Annul Race (Usually in April) Computer Entry Special Project Assistants WIN Annul Race (Usually in April) -assist staff and residents with special projects - i.e. health fairs and youth care -organize events -recruit resources and people for events For Individuals Home Rehab See above Home Rehab Mailing Moguls Mailing Moguls Computer Entry Event Coordinators Computer Entry Assist with foreclosure intake -help fundraising by becoming a Newsletter session or foreclosure task force part of a special events team -Collect info; write article; design Assist with WIN Race - raffle, 5k race, speaking layout engagements, and other special Computer lab assistants events -help individuals learn how to use computers at WIN‟s community computer lab - assist children as well as adults - hours are flexible Newsletter Editors -need volunteers to collect info, write articles, and design layout Assist with WIN Fundraiser -including raffle that benefits the WIN Action Organizing Project and Communities United For Action, setting up speaking opportunities and other special events. Summer Youth Camp -Youth aged 5-12; South Cumminsville Greater Dayton/Springfield Area Funded Organizations The Clubhouse of Dream Builders Group Inc Cheryl Bender 937-667-1069 Ext 274 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dreambuildersgroup.org 6759 S County Rd 25A, Dayton, OH 45371 The Clubhouse is a faith-based relational, non-profit organization in Miami and Montgomery Counties, created and implemented by local teen leaders of the Miami Valley Area. Clubhouse is a free after school and summer program for elementary children with limited opportunities. Local Teen‟s receive training to be leaders & mentors in this faith based approach. Teens challenge children & themselves to new experiences, learning & develop relationships with others in the community. Tutoring, Homework help, Character Development, Community Service & Sports/Arts Appreciation. A special leadership program for 6th graders helps develop them to understand and live out being a leader and community advocate. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Event Volunteers Staff a day of Summer Camp & Christmas Summer Clubhouse either your Party activity leaders, activities group creating the day from will be specific to the theme of scratch or following a the event Clubhouse provided schedule Community Block Parties or Create Visual Aids for a Session Service Projects Clubhouse. Christmas Present Shoppers Food Crew to prepare, serve and clean up for 250 guests at special events For Individuals Event Volunteer Summer Camp & Christmas Party Drivers getting teens/children from Skilled Professionals to Train activity leaders, activities will be school to the local Clubhouse in Teens at a quarterly training specific to the theme of the event provided vehicles Teachers, Counselors, Community Drivers getting children &/or teens Teen Small Group Leaders to work Advocates.. to events in provided vehicles with 2-3 children in one of the Teen Small Group Leaders to following days: Faith & Character work with small groups of regular Development, Homework Help & attending children during the entire Tutoring, Learning Exploration, event time. Call for more Sport/Arts. Monday – Thursday 3:30 information – 5:45 call for more information. Donation Coordinator Adult Support for Teen Leadership: Clubhouse Organizer and work in partnership with daily teens Shoppers encouraging them and giving Grant Writers direction as needed. Call for more information Skilled Professionals to Train Teens at our quarterly trainings. Teachers, Counselors, Community Advocates.. Dakota Center Expanding Economic Opportunity in Urban Inner-West Dayton Sharon Mitchell 937-228-8961 www.dakotacenter.org 33 Barnett Street Dayton, OH 45407 The Dakota Center aims to enrich the “quality of Life” and empower the residents to reach their potential within the MacFarlane and surrounding neighborhoods by providing first class programs and services in collaboration with other centers, organizations, businesses, and government agencies. This project seeks to intervene in a generational cycle of poverty by empowering adults with a basic understanding of economic opportunities through financial literacy and micro enterprise in urban inner-west Dayton. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Tutoring in Reading, Math, Assist in youth programs Tutoring in Reading, Math, and English - Homework club and English - Art appreciation Mentoring - Music - Computer Skills - General after school recreation - First job training - Youth nutrition Golden Age Club for Seniors Cyber seniors: computer instruction for senior citizens Adult Education programs Contact Dakota Center for Seasonal opportunities For Individuals See above opportunities See above opportunities see above opportunities Resource Raising: Funds and supplies are always needed and appreciated. Please send donations to Dakota Center 33 Barnett Street Dayton, Ohio 45407 Good Samaritan Home Citizen Circle Ex-Felon Mentoring Group John Graham 937-547-6337 email@example.com 442 E. Third Greenville, OH 45331 In Ohio, 39% of parolees will return to prison in the first 3 years following release. Citizen Circle addresses the recidivism rate in Darke County by training community volunteers to partner with ex-felons an help them find employment, affordable housing, and most importantly develop the skills necessary to become productive members of the community. Good Samaritan Home, through programs like the Koinonia residential house and the Fitzpatrick House, seeks to assist ex- offenders and the homeless by offering housing, spiritual guidance and personal mentorship. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Rehabilitation of Fitzpatrick House Contact John Graham for Seasonal Citizen Circle Mentoring: - Fitzpatrick House will provide Events & Programs - Good Samaritan Home works with temporary housing for homeless the Ohio Department of persons. Volunteers are needed Corrections in implementing and in rehabilitation for its future operating the Citizen Circle opening. program in Western Ohio. The Citizen Circle program brings together professionals from the Department of Corrections like parole officers and counselors and joins them with everyday citizens from various backgrounds. Meeting with selected ex- offenders on a monthly basis, the Citizen Circle provides encouragement, practical advice and mentorship. Good Samaritan Home Mentoring Fitzpatrick House Rehabilitation For Individuals See above opportunities Contact John Graham for Seasonal Citizen Circle Mentoring Events and Programs - see above Koinonia Mentor - Good Samaritan Home works with local government, business and spiritual leadership to provide personal, financial and spiritual mentorship for ex-felons. Good Samaritan Home Mentoring Resource Raising: Funds are greatly appreciated and will go to fund rehabilitation and mentoring programs. Please send all donations to: Good Samaritan Home Attn: John Graham 442 E. Third Greenville, OH 45331 Leaders for Equality and Action in Dayton (LEAD) Montgomery County Expansion Project John Gromek 937-274-5533 firstname.lastname@example.org 20 W. First Street Dayton, Ohio 45402 LEAD prepares and empowers people of faith to work together for justice in the greater Dayton area. LEAD brings 15 congregations with a combined total of more than 5,000 members together to work on the systematic causes of local community problems. This year, LEAD will increase the number of congregations to over 18, and the number of people directly engaged in the LEAD efforts of listening, research and action to over 650. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer opportunities are available through membership in LEAD. Membership opportunities include: Extensive training available to members Members learn about research, action, monitoring the process to follow-up on agreements won, and fundraising Members train with our national consultants, the Direct Action and Research Training Center, Inc. (DART) Information regarding how your congregation can begin to work for justice in the greater Dayton area can be obtained by contacting LEAD. Resource Raising: Funds are always needed and appreciated. Please send donations to LEAD 20 W. First Street Dayton, Ohio 45402. PowerNet of Dayton Craig Powell 937-225-3120 http://www.powernetofdayton.org/ 184 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH 45406 PowerNet‟s mission is to empower communities to define and enhance their quality of life by addressing the root systemic causes of the most serious issues impacting the community, through the utilization and development of the assets, skills and abilities of our citizenry and other resources inherent to the community. PowerNet brings together volunteers to do research, community organizing, community education and advocacy, coalition building, strategic planning, program development and evaluation, and resource gathering. PowerNet facilitates the process of prioritizing the issues of greatest concern to the individuals who live, work or own businesses in the targeted community. PowerNet subsequently engages these citizens in the planning and implementation of the most appropriate goals, objectives, strategies, and actions to address the issues identified (e.g. crime, unemployment, economic deprivation, poor housing, lack of youth opportunities, poor health, poor self-esteem, hopelessness). VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Citizen Circle Training in Mentoring opportunities February, May or June. Contact - with the adults returning to our Collette Harrison for more community, and also with their information children, teens, and especially the Mentor training in March youth (ages 18 – 22) who are at risk of following the same destructive path as their parents. Special training needed. Orientation in March. Contact Collette Harrison Citizen Circle groups - working with the Department of Corrections, the Citizen Circle creates an environment which fosters acceptance and focuses on offenders' personal strengths For Individuals Behind the scenes office work. Citizen Circle Training in See above mentoring opportunities Contact Collette Harrison for February, May or June. Contact Set up appointments to go out and more information. Collette Harrison for more speak, developing handouts, information brochures, and PowerPoint Mentor training in March presentations, etc. Some of our participants have interests in these areas and would benefit from mentoring in these tasks as well. Community GEM Leadership Development Program. A few dedicated and committed people who can help with the intake interview and follow-up process. Some counseling background preferable, but not essential Resource Raising: Funds are always needed and appreciated. Please send donations to PowerNet of Dayton 184 Salem Ave Dayton, OH 45406 Think Tank, Inc. Clack County Circles Karin VanZant (937) 727-9232 email@example.com www.thinktank-inc.org 1241 W. First Street Springfield, Ohio 45504 Think Tank, Inc. is a non-for-profit located in Springfield, OH. Recently, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has funded Think Tank‟s Clark County Circles Program. This program seeks to connect people and families in situations of poverty to leaders and active members in the larger community. By the development of relationships, the gaps of isolation, misunderstanding, and poverty are decreased and addressed through individual goal making and action on community change. VOLUNTEER Seasonal Events & One time Recurring OPPORTUNITIES Programs For Groups or Meal Donations for our Bridges Out of Poverty Circles Allies Individuals Weekly Community Training this is a 5 hour Meetings held every training held quarterly Training provided to Thursday night at both in Springfield and prepare persons Covenant Presbyterian Dayton to increase the interested in being a part Church. Meals should awareness of class issues of a low-income persons in our community and how include food for 50 people, journey out of poverty. to build relationship across main dish, side dish, An Ally makes an 18- class lines. dessert and drinks. month commitment to Poverty Simulations - 2 Circles which includes hour event that happens approximately 5 hours quarterly or as a group is per month of service. interested in hosting. Gives participants a new identity of a low-income family member and a new community in which to survive poverty for "1 month" of time. Wesley Community Center Male Awareness Program Robert Walker 937-263-3556 firstname.lastname@example.org 3730 Delphos Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45417 Wesley Community Center works as a social service agency on many varying levels. Recently, Wesley Community Center‟s Male Awareness Program was funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The Male Awareness Program was developed to address the specific barriers of marginalized men that have prevented them from being self-sufficient: substance abuse, entanglement with the criminal justice system, chronic unemployment. Using a peer support group, men develop their skills and abilities to build positive relationships, self esteem, and spirituality. VOLUNTEER One time Seasonal Events & Programs Recurring OPPORTUNITIES For Groups Food pantry Thanksgiving After school tutoring - donate - Food donations Senior program - assistance - Clothing donations - Organize and participate in Senior program Adopt A Family activities Clothing Boutique - donate gift certificates - donate - assistance For Individuals See above opportunities Summer Camp Provide information on current - A summer activity program social issues that affect the for youth ages 5-13. Camp Community such as: begins at the end of the - Money management school year and runs the - Health entire summer from 7 a.m. - Encouragement builders to 6 p.m. A well structured - Counseling program with planned - GED program weekly field trips. - Housing Leadership Development - HIV/AIDS Institute - Predatory Lending - A youth leadership training - Candidates Nights program designed to build - Computer Learning Center leadership skills through a After school tutoring structured program for Sports programs youth ages 12-17. It features Field Trips a one week intensive Community Building Youth training in a rustic setting. Activities Resource Raising: Funds are always needed and appreciated. The Wesley Center would deeply appreciate donations of gently used clothing. Please send donations to: Wesley Community Center, Inc. 3730 Delphos Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45417 Key Principles of Catholic Social Teaching From Office of Social Justice, Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, www.osjspm.org ◄ HUMAN DIGNITY ► ◄ DIGNITY OF WORK AND WORKERS ► In a world warped by materialism and declining respect In a marketplace where too often the quarterly bottom for human life, the Catholic Church proclaims that human line takes precedence over the rights of workers, we life is sacred and that the dignity of the person is the believe that the economy must serve people, not the foundation of a moral vision for society. Our belief in the other way around. If the dignity of work is to be sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the protected, then the basic rights of workers must be human person is the foundation of all the principles of respected -- the right to productive work, to decent and our social teaching. fair wages, to organize and join unions, to private property and to economic initiative. ◄ THE COMMON GOOD ► ◄ PROMOTION OF PEACE ► In a global culture driven by excessive individualism, our Catholic teaching promotes peace as a positive, action- tradition proclaims that the person is not only sacred but oriented concept. In the words of Pope John Paul II, also social. How we organize our society – in economics "Peace is not just the absence of war. It involves mutual and politics, in law and policy – directly affects human respect and confidence between peoples and nations. It dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in involves collaboration and binding agreements.” There community. Our Church teaches that the role of the is a close relationship in Catholic teaching between government and other institutions is to protect human life peace and justice. Peace is the fruit of justice and is and human dignity and promote the common good. dependent upon right order among human beings. ◄ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ► ◄ STEWARDSHIP OF CREATION ► Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be Catholic tradition insists that we show our respect for protected and a healthy community can be achieved only the Creator by our stewardship of creation. We are if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. called to protect people and the planet, living our faith Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life in relationship with all of God‟s creation. This and a right to those things required for human decency. environmental challenge has fundamental moral and Corresponding to these rights are duties and ethical dimensions which cannot be ignored. responsibilities -- to one another, to our families, and to the larger society. ◄ SOLIDARITY ► Catholic social teaching proclaims that we are our ◄ OPTION FOR THE POOR ► brothers' and sisters' keepers, wherever they live. We are Catholic teaching proclaims that a basic moral test is how one human family, whatever our national, racial, ethnic, our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society economic, and ideological differences. Solidarity means marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, that "loving our neighbor" has global dimensions in an our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt. interdependent world. 25) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. ◄ ROLE OF GOVERNMENT ► Because we are social beings, the state is natural to the ◄ PARTICIPATION ► person. Therefore, the state has a positive moral All people have a right to participate in the economic, function. It is an instrument to promote human dignity, political, and cultural life of society. It is a fundamental protect human rights, and build the common good. It's demand of justice and a requirement for human dignity purpose is to assist citizens in fulfilling their that all people be assured a minimum level of responsibility to others in society. Since, in a large and participation in the community. Conversely, it is wrong complex society these responsibilities cannot adequately for a person or a group to be excluded unfairly or to be be carried out on a one-to-one basis, citizens need the unable to participate in society. In the words of the U.S. help of government in fulfilling these responsibilities. bishops, "The ultimate injustice is for a person or group to According to the principle of subsidiarity, the functions be treated actively or abandoned passively as if they were of government should be performed at the lowest level non-members of the human race. To treat people this way possible, as long as they can be performed adequately. If is effectively to say they simply do not count as human they cannot, then a higher level of government should beings." intervene to provide help.
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