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Immigration Simulations: A Replicable Model

CRS Student Ambassadors at three East Coast universities recently held immigration simulations so that students could experience the hardships that many immigrants go through on their journeys to the United States. La Salle University and Saint Joseph’s University, located in Philadelphia, PA, and Saint John’s University, located in Queens, NY, hosted these simulations on their campuses for participants to learn on a more personal level what being an immigrant is like.

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Happy 10 Year Anniversary to Cabrini College & Villanova University!

Catholic Relief Services is honored to celebrate decade-long partnerships with both Cabrini College and Villanova University on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

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APPLY NOW: CRS Summer Internships 2015

Looking for a way to spend your summer that's fun, meaningful, and will help you develop personally and professionally?  Did you know that Catholic Relief Services offers Summer Internships in many departments at HQ in Baltimore and around the country, including Advocacy, Communications, Legislative Affairs, and University Engagement? We'd love for you to apply and join our team this summer!

Click below to learn about the program in general, get a grasp on the application process, and hear about the experiences of past interns:

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INFOGRAPHIC: State of Your Chapter Results

We are so grateful to the 56 CRS Student Ambassador chapters who filled out the “State of Your Chapter” report.  We loved hearing about all of the wonderful events you're hosting and seeing how much recruitment you’ve done to increase the number of CRS Student Ambassadors on your campuses. This is truly a national movement.  Check out the infographic below which highlights some of the results. A big shout-out to the following schools for their submissions.

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What does Climbing Mountains have to do with Combatting Human Trafficking?

Catholic Relief Services has always been committed to the dignity of the human person and thus has worked tirelessly to combat human trafficking around the world. 

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Global Solidarity Grants

In Fall 2014, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) jointly offered four small grants of up to $2,500 to ACCU member institutions to facilitate creative projects that advance Catholic mission through global solidarity.  The projects are being carried out now, in Spring 2015.

We received strong proposals for outstanding projects from 21 of ACCU's member institutions.  Congratulations to the grant winners:

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Refugees Seeking Safety Simulation

An unaccompanied minor undertakes a harrowing journey, all alone, to try to get to the United States. Some are successful, others are not. Whether these children are successful or not in their endeavor, it is a long journey. In order to flee the violence in their own countries, these children will face life-threatening situations along the way.

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Ohio State University and Kent State University Delegation CSMG 2015
Young Leaders Initiative 2015: Student Musings and Photo Gallery

Almost 100 college and university students gathered in Washington, DC as part of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering's Young Leader's Initiative from February 7-11, 2015.

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