WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the 100-year-old social service network working to reduce poverty in America, has presented specially-commissioned Centennial Medals to Catholic schools of social work in recognition of their deep commitment to the vision and mission of the organization. The awards were presented during Catholic Charities USA's 2010 Centennial Celebration.
Catholic Charities USA honored the following schools:
- Barry University
- Spalding University
- Boston College
- Dominican University
- Fordham University
- Loyola University of Chicago
- St. Ambrose University
- Marywood University
- St. Louis University
- Newman University
- Our Lady of the Lake University
- University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University
- Catholic University of America
The Centennial Medal recognizes the valuable contributions of individuals and organizations to the reduction of poverty in the United States. Catholic Charities USA honors the 13 Catholic Schools of Social Work for their dedication to the professional field of social work and the mission of Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities USA was founded in 1910 "to bring about a sense of solidarity" among those in charitable ministries. Since 1910, Catholic Charities USA has encouraged professional social work practice, provided opportunities for training and networking, and served as a national voice and expert on poverty issues. The Centennial is a time to reflect on past accomplishments and renew the commitment to serve those in need.
For more information about Catholic Charities USA, visit http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 9 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA celebrates its centennial anniversary.
SOURCE Catholic Charities USA