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Intern Explores CRS Diocesan Outreach

By: Rita Marino, CRS Student Ambassador at Villanova University and CRS Intern in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Office

Like many instances in life, I did not understand the grandness and complexities of CRS' domestic operations until I came on board as intern. This semester I have completed a myriad of tasks that have supported collegiate and high school outreach. Although most of my work has centered around university programming, this fall I had the exciting opportunity see how CRS engaged beyond the college setting with diocesan leaders and institutions.    

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"I am Migration" Campus Examples

For more resources and information on getting involved in the "I am Migration" campaign, visit our website.  If your campus has hosted an event that you would be willing to feature here, please email with photos, media links and brief description.


University of Saint Thomas

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CRS at #IFTJ16

Catholic Relief Services is thrilled to be part of the Ignatian Solidarity Network's 2016 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice!

We look forward to seeing all of our current CRS Student Ambassadors and Advisors as well as others who may be interested in connecting more deeply with CRS on their campuses. It is certainly an exciting opportunity to gather together to learn about, celebrate and more deeply commit to faith and justice.

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Peacebuilding Resources

Are you interested in diving deeper into the topic of peacebuilding?

We are partnering with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network throughout the 2016-2017 academic year to bring you cutting edge peacebuilding resources, videos and webinars from experts around the country and from the field.

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CRS Responds to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Jamaica and Eastern Cuba

Join CRS, our partners on the ground, and college and university students around the country in responding to Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category 4 storm that made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

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CRS SALT Summit 2016: Together we make Tomorrow a Better Place

By Casey Semenza, CRS Student Ambassador at Cabrini University

Living in a world that seems to be devoid of peace, love and hope can make one feel helpless and scared, especially those of us who are young and have much of our lives still ahead of us.  But, my three-day trip to Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore to take part in the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Student Ambassador Leaders Together (SALT) Summit made me feel the opposite of helpless and scared.  I came out empowered and impassioned with the mission of God.

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CRS SALT Summit 2016: Inspired to be Light in the World

By Rita Marino, CRS Student Ambassador at Villanova University and CRS Intern in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Office

In life, it is so easy to turn a blind eye to the plight of others.  Perhaps our lives appear too hectic or the issues too large.  However, despite distance, race or circumstance, we are all brothers and sisters--part of God's family.  Our everyday decisions impact both the people and the environment around the globe.

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Students Respond to Ecuador Earthquake

This post was written by Katie Briante, a student and CRS Ambassador at Cabrini College.  She is currently a Spring 2016 intern with CRS and a blogger for their CRS University blog.


On Saturday, April 16th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador.  More than 650 people died and thousands of homes were destroyed.  Over 100,000 people were affected by this earthquake, which was the largest Ecuador has seen in over 30 years.  CRS is doing everything possible to respond to those who have been affected by this tragedy.

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Respond to Global Hunger on Campus


Nearly 842 million people worldwide face hunger on a daily basis.  Often times it is the most vulnerable in a community who suffer the greatest from hunger--women, the elderly, and children.  Hunger causes the deaths of about 5 million children each year, and approximately 17 million children are born underweight annually, the result of inadequate nutrition before and during pregnancy. (facts via CRS website)

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