Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Mission

To me, it is not being poor in itself that holds any meaning; it is seeing all the wealth in others, and of our nation, that makes you feel poor-like living within many states of hopelessness. – (Male, 40, California, household of 9, income less than $8,860)

The USCCB defines the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) as “The domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.”

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Action

CCHD Multimedia Youth Arts Contest Winners

The Office of Advocacy and Justice is pleased to announce the diocesan winners of the 2016 CCHD Multi-Media Youth Arts Contest below! Our First Place winners will be competing at the national level with the CCHD in Washington, DC. Please place the 2017 CCHD Multi-Media Youth Arts contest on your calendar (deadline March 1, 2017).  Our office staff members are available to meet with teachers over the summer or during the school year to explain the guidelines and goals of this program.  See more at the CCHD website.

Grand Prize / First Place

10-12th Grade Category: Maria Velázquez-Santiago – Santa Fe Catholic High School (10th grade)
Title of art entry: “The World Back on Its Feet” (drawing)
Teacher: Ms. Lucille Pfund
Principal: Mr. Matthew Franzino

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7-9th Grade Category: Isabella Mendez, Regan Ritchey, and Laysha Santillan-Perez – St. James Cathedral School (8th grade)
Title of art entry: “Roots of Poverty” (mixed medium)
Teacher: Ms. Susan Fay
Principal: Ms. Dawn Helwig

First Place (Not Competing at Nationals)

7-9th Grade Category: Brianna Brasko, Natalie Kelly, Evie McNeally, and Taylor Price – St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School (7th Grade)
Title of art entry:  “Start a Fire in Our Souls” (video and poem)
Teacher:  Mrs. Gilda Brink
Principal: Ms. Lorianne Rotz

Second Place

10-12th Grade Category: Zahira Karamat-Ali- Santa Fe Catholic High School (10th grade)
Title of art entry: “Together=Change” (drawing)
Teacher: Ms. Lucille Pfund
Principal: Mr. Matthew Franzino

7-9th Grade Category: Emma Fricker – St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School (7th Grade)
Title of art entry:  “Tending to the Tree of Love” (painting)
Teacher:  Mrs. Gilda Brink
Principal: Ms. Lorianne Rotz

Third Place

7-9th Grade Category: Emma Robert and Justine Torres – St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School (7th Grade)
Title of art entry: “The Healing Harvest” (painting)
Teacher:  Mrs. Gilda Brink
Principal: Ms. Lorianne Rotz

Fourth Place

7-9th Grade Category: Niall Cooney, Christian Fritch, Jack Gauigan, and Patrick Griffin – St. Margaret Mary Catholic School (7th Grade)
Title of art entry: “Make Earth Well Again” (mixed medium)
Teacher:  Ms. Ana Forman
Principal: Mrs. Katie Walsh

There were also several Honorable Mention winners.  A listing of all of the participating schools and a complete list of winners can be downloaded here.

 

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