:: Rescheduled: John Joseph Keane Medallion
Award Reception on April 26, 2017 ::
April 26, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Fr. O'Connell Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20064
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Please join us in the awarding of the Bishop John Joseph Keane Medallion to Mr. Ralph McCloud, Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All are welcome to attend. Please R.s.v.p. by clicking here.
The Bishop John Joseph Keane Medallion will be awarded to Ralph McCloud, Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is named after the founding rector of The Catholic University of America and it is awarded for a lifetime of service to academia, patria, and ecclesia. The recipients of this medallion embody the mission of the Institute.
Bishop John Joseph Keane Medallion Recipient:
The Institute is honored to bestow Ralph McCloud, Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, its highest honor, the Bishop John Joseph Keane Medallion for lifetime of service to academia, patria, and ecclesia.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) in Washington DC, is an anti-poverty program that seeks to address poverty by grass roots organizing, economic development and transformational educational. The program distributes around 11 million dollars to budget for low income community organizations around the country.
He has been director for nearly for nine years and has become a sought after speaker, presenter and facilitator on poverty, its effects and the Gospel call to respond as Jesus did.
Prior to working the USCCB, Mr. McCloud worked as the Director of Pastoral and Community Services for the Diocese of Fort Worth TX. He has served the church and civic community in many various ways, including mentoring, coaching sports teams and tutoring programs. While in Fort Worth, he was also the Director of African Ministry and served as President of the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators. He has been a board member of the National Black Catholic Congress and served as a delegate on 5 different occasions.
Civically, Ralph served 4 terms on the Fort Worth City Council from 1997 – 2005 and 3 terms as Mayor Pro Tempore for a city with a population of 750,000. He worked tirelessly to improve the plight of low income communities that he represented and became a respected advocate for low income communities and improving the plight of the poor. After retiring from the council, he was selected to Chair the County’s first Homeless Commission and was awarded the first Racial Reconciliation Award from the Tarrant Area Community of Churches.
He is the recipient of the State of Texas Courage Award from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty for his work with death row inmates and advocacy.
He won the History Maker Award from the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 2009.
In 2010, he was awarded the Catholic Charities USA’s Martin Luther King Keep the Dream Alive Award.
He serves on the boards of the Center for Migrations Studies of New York and also the Catholic Mobilizing Network, a Catholic effort to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.
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