BACKGROUND: In 2021, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, began a special grant initiative entitled “Sisters Supporting Women for a Better World”. Because women are at the heart of their communities, the demands that they face are many as are the challenges they encounter. For women living in economic poverty, the resources they need to succeed are often beyond their reach. These include education, economic opportunity, personal safety, health care and social services. Our educational ministries were asked to consider how they could make a difference in lives of women and in their communities. Projects were requested from student teams in the United States and Mexico with assistance from a faculty mentor in this new initiative. In Peru, projects were requested from areas served by Sisters.
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May 2, 2023, Sr. Eileen O’Keeffe, CCVI and several Incarnate Word Academy students boarded the Red Knight Express to deliver many boxes of personal care and other needed items to the women in residence at Queen of Peace Center, a Catholic Charities program for women in treatment for substance abuse. In addition to these items, students from IWA’s Mission Committee wrote personal notes to the residents. This project was sponsored by Sisters Supporting Women for a Better World, a CCVI initiative that provides funding for projects that serve economically poor women.
The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word is committed to having a heart for God and living a life for others. Our CCVI educational ministries at the secondary and university levels in Mexico and the United Staes were invited to submit grant applications for our second year initiative to provide funding to develop and implement a project by students at our educational ministries to serve economically poor women. The projects were asked to incorporate the provision of direct services for women or advocating for policy change on an issue that directly impacts women. In Peru, we asked that a project involve a CCVI Sister residing in Peru.
Last year the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word launched an award for their ministry of congregational education with the purpose of promoting new projects aimed at benefiting the broader community of women.