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Who We Are

Community Development in High-Poverty Urban Neighborhoods.

The Claretian Initiative connects donors and volunteers with individual programs operated by the Claretian Missionaries in the United States and Canada. We support a network of unique, local programs that address poverty, violence, and hunger at the neighborhood level… Run by people who live in the communities.

spotlight_005_little_ones_preschool_mar_2014 95% of Donation
Goes to the Programs
Our outreach is real and effective. Claretian Initiative programs are unique because they’re designed in recognition of the layers of harsh realities the people face daily. 95% of every donation goes directly to the programs in the neighborhoods.
John Doe Choose the Impact Your donation goes further. Our programs address multiple issues simultaneously. Every donation improves lives on multiple levels. You choose. Direct your impact . . . be specific or general, both matter! Mandy Smith Trust of the People The Claretian Initiative (tCI) programs directly impact the people . . . the children, the teens, the families, the elders, the community. The Claretians have the trust of the people and they live in the communities as neighbors. spotlight_005_little_ones_preschool_mar_2014 95% of Donation
Goes to the Programs
Our outreach is real and effective. Claretian Initiative programs are unique because they’re designed in recognition of the layers of harsh realities the people face daily. 95% of every donation goes directly to the programs in the neighborhoods.

what's unique about

OUR PROGRAMS

  • Multiple issues are impacted with each program.
  • Programs are designed to fit the culture of the community and to inspire the people’s commitment to a better reality.
  • Claretians are part of the ongoing community leadership 24/7.
  • The Claretian Initiative program network targets sustained change, developing leadership from within the community to build positive futures—replacing the cycle of violence with a cycle of growth and a culture of achievement.
  • The network builds safe neighborhoods where people can live with dignity amid urban challenges.

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