Catholic Charities selected as AZ LeaderForce Blue Ribbon Agency
Catholic Charities to receive help furthering its programs and services from a volunteer team of business professionals
PHOENIX (May 17, 2011) — Catholic Charities Community Services was selected as an AZ LeaderForce Blue Ribbon Agency by The Collaboration for a New Century. The Collaboration will help Catholic Charities further its mission by lending the expertise of volunteer business leaders within the community.
“Catholic Charities was chosen as a Blue Ribbon Agency because of their innovative, holistic and outcome-focused approach to creating solutions that permanently improve lives,” said Steve Capobres, executive director of The Collaboration for a New Century. “They have a proven track record of lifting people from poverty to achieve long-term prosperity. We want to assist Catholic Charities in helping more people by engaging the community.”
The Collaborative identifies six agencies each year that have positively impacted the community to be Blue Ribbon Agencies. They are chosen for being innovative, community-based, collaborative and outcome-focused in six areas of building healthy families: child development, education, housing, job training, family support and health care.
As a Blue Ribbon Agency, Catholic Charities will receive a team of volunteer Coaches—Valley business leaders—to help the agency with strategic planning, organization development, process improvements, marketing, event planning, staff and board development, technology, and finance.
“We are honored to be chosen as a Blue Ribbon Agency by The Collaboration and look forward to working with our team of Coaches to improve our programs and services,” said Bob Brown, president and CEO of Catholic Charities Community Services. "It is through collaboration and truly networked community that we can begin to help more people in a more profound way."
About Catholic Charities Community Services
Catholic Charities Community Services helps our community's most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives. Each year, we touch the lives of more than 80,000 people in central and northern Arizona regardless of background or religion. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Children and Family Services and are a member organization of Catholic Charities USA. To learn more visit CatholicCharitiesAZ.org.
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