May 2021 University Action Guide

Review the CRS Summer University Action Guides that will offer reminders on actions you can take over the summer even if your university chapter is not meeting. Have a rejuvenating summer and congratulations to all graduating seniors!

Keep an eye out on Instagram at @CRSUniversity, and tag us in what you're doing!

May 2021: Lead by Caring for Creation

CRS Programming and Stories

Read and pray with stories featuring innovative CRS programs. These programs provide the tools to combat hunger and foster resilience through changing climates.

This Month's Actions

Leadership

National Chapter Call

All chapter leaders, members and advisors are invited to participate live in this month’s National Chapter Call on May 8th at 1p.m. EDT.

  • If you do not receive the Zoom information on April 30 and would like to join, please email university@crs.org.

  • If you or your chapter is unable to join live, the recording of the call will be sent via email to chapter leaders and advisors soon after the call concludes.

  • After watching the call (live or the recording), don’t forget to complete this month’s skill-building action sheet action.

Advocacy

  • May Skill-building Action Sheet (en español)

    • May’s Action Sheet action: Write a letter to the editor focused on your U.S. Senators urging them to increase poverty-reducing international development and humanitarian assistance in the Fiscal Year 2022 budget.

  • Attend a Letter to the Editor training

  • Register now: August Recess Participant Workshop on Saturday, July 17, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT. This skill-building workshop is open to chapter members interested in participating in a congressional visit during August recess. Learn about hunger and forced displacement. Deepen your knowledge of the legislative ask. Practice preparing for congressional visits.

REMINDERS AND NEXT STEPS:

  • Graduating seniors: You're invited to join or start CRS Chapters from whatever city or community you are part of post-college. Email info@crs.org to continue collaborating in our work to end global poverty.

  • Ensure your CRS University Chapter is on our CRS email list by having everyone sign up here.

  • Ensure your CRS University Chapter is receiving our text message updates by texting “University” to 306-44.

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