Each year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers a Creating on the Margins contest to help schools and parishes engage youth in learning about the root causes of poverty and the Church's response. Students in grades 7-12 learn about poverty in the U.S., its causes, Catholic social teaching, and the work of Catholic groups to address poverty. Youth will then work to educate others through creative work of any medium (e.g. video, song, painting, drama, poetry, etc.). Dioceses judge entries locally and then send top entries to the national contest. The grand prize winner receives $500 plus a matching grant for a CCHD funded anti-poverty organization and a trip to a national conference. Second and third place prizes may also be awarded. The Creating on the Margins contest is sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic, anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops.
HFCA 7th graders had a clean sweep of awards from the Chicago Archdiocese's Catholic Campaign for Human Development's annual Creating on the Margins Contest. 3rd place for her art work went to Megan, 2nd place for their stop motion video, "More than a Roof" went to the team of Meaghan, Allison, and Ruby; and Issy won 1st place for her video, "The Truth about Homelessness." Issy's project will be part of the national competition. https://bit.ly/3cT8Nxy Congrats to all the thinkers, leaders grounded in faith who participated and special thanks to Mrs. Eileen Paparone, middle school teacher who promotes this annual project that raises awareness of Catholic social teachings.