Presenter Information

Grace RuaneFollow

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History

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

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Open Access

Abstract

In this presentation, I will outline how my internship experience with the Government Relations department of Catholic Charities has not only enriched my perspective on academia and grant writing but also enriched my perspective on prevalent social justice issues; namely, community disinvestment as it relates to larger issues like systemic racism. In this presentation, I will explore how my exposure to statistical data of low-income communities and participation in active grant proposals for government funding of programs designed to target specific issues within specific communities. Finally, I will explore how my immersion in these issues has influenced my perspective on not only social justice issues but also on my allyship journey and allyship in general.

Community Partners

Catholic Charities

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Andrew Miller, Community Partnerships Coordinator at Center for Experiential Learning

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Catholic Charities Government Relations Dept: A Beacon of Hope in the Mission to Confronting the Community Disinvestment Crisis

In this presentation, I will outline how my internship experience with the Government Relations department of Catholic Charities has not only enriched my perspective on academia and grant writing but also enriched my perspective on prevalent social justice issues; namely, community disinvestment as it relates to larger issues like systemic racism. In this presentation, I will explore how my exposure to statistical data of low-income communities and participation in active grant proposals for government funding of programs designed to target specific issues within specific communities. Finally, I will explore how my immersion in these issues has influenced my perspective on not only social justice issues but also on my allyship journey and allyship in general.