CCUSA Innovation Challenge Awardees Announced!
We are excited to share the three awardees who have a “Big Idea” to alleviate, reduce or eliminate poverty. The awardees will receive a combined $1 million to invest in their respective innovative programs. to all!
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Innovation Challenge 2.0
Awarded at the 2023 Annual Gathering, Cleveland
The purpose of the CCUSA Innovation Challenge 2.0 is to encourage Member Agencies to develop innovative and integrated service-delivery solutions that focus on workforce development, an aspect of one of CCUSA’s strategic priorities. Workforce development is defined as the provision of programs designed to foster the sustainable economic security of individuals and communities. Social services, community supports, training, an array of job strategies and industry driven education all are elements of a successful workforce development program.
Preference will be given to programs that demonstrate innovative and holistic best practices that:
- Are scalable, replicable, and sustainable;
- Will use partnerships with employers and other community organizations;
- Will be measurable and outcome-focused; and
- Have a demonstrated impact in poverty reduction.
Programs customized to the needs of various employers and job seeker groups within the context of a community are encouraged. In keeping with our rich history of Catholic Social Teachings on the dignity of work, these programs should result in individuals, families & communities having the human, financial and social capital to reach their full potential.
These innovations will generate new knowledge in the field of workforce development to share with the Catholic Charities network and our public and private sector collaborators.