Catholic Charities USA collaborates with Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Catholic Charities USA  is collaborating with the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship to launch a special US-focused accelerator designed to help organizations, who serve some of the most marginalized populations in the country, develop more sustainable and scalable solutions.

Eighteen organizations were selected for Miller Center’s Pathways Out of Poverty (POP) Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) Online accelerator, a six-month program providing practical tools, proven curriculum, and executive mentorship to help entrepreneurs scale their enterprises.

“Social entrepreneurship can be a lasting tool to solve problems of poverty, particularly in America where income disparity is increasing between the haves and have-nots,” said Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., executive director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. “The inspiring enterprises selected to participate in the program are working to improve economic livelihoods and create a path toward self-sufficiency for underserved and vulnerable communities across the country.”

The POP program builds on Miller Center’s experience in accelerating more than 1000 social enterprises in 100 countries, that have collectively improved, transformed or saved the lives of over 400 million people.  The program is being offered in collaboration with Catholic Charities USA.

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Social Enterprise Initiatives

CCUSA supports innovative programs to ensure people have the resources they need to reach self-sufficiency. Social enterprises – operated by local Catholic Charities agencies – are a dynamic alternative to the traditional job training model.

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A member of Caritas Internationalis, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 15 million people a year regardless of religious, social or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit our website at