Austin, TX (May 23, 2012) - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) today recognizes the SC Ministry Foundation with its CLINIC Champion award as part of its 2012 Annual Convening.
“We are extremely grateful to the SC Ministry Foundation for its commitment to all immigrants and for its financial support of CLINIC and essential programs serving immigrants across the country,” said Maria M. Odom, CLINIC’s executive director. “Over the past decade, the SC Ministry Foundation has meaningfully invested in communities and in community programs,
promoting sustainability and equipping organizations to better serve the most disadvantaged and vulnerable immigrants. We are honored that SC Ministry is an ally and friend to CLINIC in its ongoing work to promote and protect the rights of immigrants in our country.”
“SC Ministry Foundation’s mission is to promote the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, which includes promoting their stance on immigration,” said Sr. Sally Duffy, SC, SC Ministry Foundation’s president and executive director. “The Sisters of Charity support the pastoral letter of Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States, Strangers Together on the Journey, which acknowledges that the current immigration system cries out for change. We are deeply humbled to receive the CLINIC Champion award on behalf of the board of directors of SC Ministry Foundation. We express our gratitude to CLINIC for this award and for partnering with us since 2003.”
CLINIC is holding its 15th annual convening in Austin, Texas May 23-25, 2012. More than 350 legal practitioners, charitable service providers, government and religious partners will be in attendance for legal and programmatic training and networking.