St. Thomas is a founding member of DuPage United, a non-partisan organization of DuPage County churches, mosques, synagogues and other non-profit institutions. For more information got to www.DuPageUnited.org.
Adrienne McCauley, Lead Organizer for DuPage United, recently received the following notification: “On behalf of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), I am pleased to inform you that CCHD has approved a grant to your organization in the amount of $40,000.00 in the 2020-2021 funding cycle.”
The grant allows DuPage United to hire an associate organizer, Amanda Reilly, to focus on guidance to leaders at individual DU institutions and to identify and train new leaders who want to act within their institution and the larger DuPage United. Amanda is currently an organizer at the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) in Chicago. She attended organizer trainings in Baltimore several years ago and stayed in touch in regards to her deep interest to work for DU. Welcome Amanda!