Center for Advocacy and Outreach

We welcome you to Columban mission in a variety of ways, including internships, volunteerism and exposure trips.

Click on the links to the right to find information tailored to your interests!

Be transformed by living with and serving people and communities who are most vulnerable to social, economic and environmental injustices. Join us for five days, five months or a lifetime. Please contact Susan Gunn for more information about any of our CCAO missions.


  • Economic Justice
  • Peace & Reconciliation
  • Action Alerts

    Make a Difference: Respond to our Action Alerts and be part of social change:

    Mission Through Their Eyes: CCAO Blog

    Reflection on Environmental Justice Internship

      To say I knew nothing about Catholicism when I first came to the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach would be an understatement. Raised in the United Methodist Church, I wondered how I could contribute to the work being …

    Reflection on Economic Justice Internship

    For years I have studied issues of social justice in a theoretical framework, but this semester I had the pleasure of interning for the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, where I grappled with real-world challenges and methods that lead …

    Joining Together to End the Scandal of Extreme Poverty

    “We are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it.” – Pope Francis, December 26, 2013 On April 28, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, …

    Let Us Add Our Voices to the Cry for Peace!

    “Today, dear brothers and sisters, I wish to add my voice to the cry which rises up with increasing anguish from every part of the world, from every people, from the heart of each person, from the one great family …