Advisory Board Quarterly Update: April-June 2022
Advisory Board Approves First Round of Funding
At its April meeting, the CCVI – CSI project board approved $139,843 in funding by the advisory board. Funds were disbursed in early April 2022. Funded network projects include healthcare, educational and agricultural/artisanal support.
New Ministries Added to Project
8 new ministries have been enrolled in the project this past quarter, bringing the total up to 29 ministries. Two ministries are part of the inter-congregational leadership group of women religious of San Antonio (ILGSA) and six come to us through the migrant, immigrant and refugee network (MIRN).
Second Religious Sisters Leadership Development Training a Success
The second of the six leadership development modules entitled liderazgo transformacional (transformational leadership) was completed on May 27th. A total of 143 sisters were in attendance.
The third module, Institutional Development started on June 1st.
Rocio & Martha Attend Catholic Sisters Initiative (CSI) Hilton Foundation Meeting
Our CCVI – CSI project participated at the Los Angeles gathering of US and Latin America grantees funded by Hilton. Grantees and partners exchanged ideas and learned from one another, identified opportunities to grow strategic impact, and discussed ways of incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion into grantee programs and processes.
Keeping an Eye on our Progress in Meeting our Goals
Our UIW evaluation team delivered an excellent first quarter ’22 report on our project’s start-up. All expectations were met related to project start up, staffing, and training.
The team has begun a series of interviews in March and April focusing on what has happened during the project launch, steps taken to initiate activities, and stakeholders’ understanding of the project. Thus far, the project network coordinators and project leads have been interviewed. The advisory board will be interviewed in the second quarter.