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November Meeting Guide: YouthBuild

This month we’re excited to share the new CRS Student Ambassador video with you, and to start to prepare for in-district advocacy visits this spring. You’ll also find information about the CRS YouthBuild program that tackles some of the root causes of migration to support young adults’ ability to stay and thrive in their home communities. We continue to be inspired by the great work you are doing on campus.

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Why We Must Show Empathy Toward the Other

“Why We Must Show Empathy Toward ‘the Other’”

By Astrid Serrano

It’s easy for those of us who live in comfort to judge the choices of those who don’t. For instance, this fall, when I’ll be back in the classroom as a student at Saint Martin’s University, there will be a family somewhere in the world who is desperately fleeing their home because of conflict, violence or disaster. For many of these refugees and migrants, leaving home isn’t much of a choice when the only other option is death. 

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October Meeting Guide: Emergency Response

Just over one month into a new academic year, CRS Student Ambassadors have already made an impact on their campuses. Here are two examples - St. John’s University hosted Peace Week activities including an immigration panel, peace vigil and much more! Ohio State University advisor, Austin Schafer, had an Op-Ed published about supporting refugees.

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September Meeting Guide: Advocacy & Student Ambassadors

Welcome to a new academic year! It’s regional training season, and we are looking forward to seeing many of you around the country this fall! If you haven’t registered yet: Make sure to register today! We know many of our CRS Student Ambassadors are energized for action after the CRS SALT Summit in July. This guide will help you jumpstart the year. Included are some great resources to put what you learn into motion. We cannot wait to see what you do as advocates and leaders for the global common good.

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Meet the 2018 CRS Summer Hires

Every year, Catholic Relief Services Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland takes on summer hires that consist of college students and recent college graduates.  These summer hires work in a wide variety of departments at CRS ranging from Human Resources to Finance to University Engagement and beyond.  Here is your chance to meet a few of the 2018 Summer Hires!

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April Meeting Guide: Changing the Way We Care

Note: As a new effort to support CRS Student Ambassadors, each month we will release a guide for your on-campus meetings.  This will serve to provide relevant updates as well as an opportunity for ongoing education and reflection on the mission of CRS.  You can find other months' Meeting Guides here, which can be used flexibly and adapted as needed.]

April 2018

Key Theme: Changing the Way We Care

Opening Prayer

Lord of all, 

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March Meeting Guide: I am Climate Change

Note: As a new effort to support CRS Student Ambassadors, each month we will release a guide for your on-campus meetings.  This will serve to provide relevant updates as well as an opportunity for ongoing education and reflection on the mission of CRS.  You can find other months' Meeting Guides here, which can be used flexibly and adapted as needed.]

March 2018

Key Theme: I am Climate Change

Opening Prayer

God of all creation,

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Human Trafficking: 2018-2019 FLC Theme

CRS University Engagement is pleased to announce that the 2018-2019 theme for our CRS Faculty Learning Commons will be:

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January Meeting Guide: I am Human Trafficking

[Note: As a new effort to support CRS Student Ambassadors, each month we will release a guide for your on-campus meetings.  This will serve to provide relevant updates as well as an opportunity for ongoing education and reflection on the mission of CRS.  You can find other months' Meeting Guides here, which can be used flexibly and adapted as needed.]

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