CSSJ Initiatives

  • Mission Haiti Initiative: Following the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States and Canada partnered with Mission Haiti and pledged to help re-build the island and lives of its people by investing in the education of Haiti’s most vulnerable citizens – its girls.

    The Sisters of St. Joseph in North America have pledged more than $325,000.00 over 10 years in order to:

    • support the education of 10 Haitian girls from primary through secondary school at schools run by the Sisters of the Company of Jesus in Leogane;
    • provide three years of technical education for 10 girls;
    • assist in the salaries for and certification of teachers; and provide partial financial assistance for building a secondary school in Leogane.
  • Change for Global Change: a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia. Networking with all the Congregations of Sisters of Saint Joseph in the U.S. Federation, we collect “change” in order to bring about sustainable change in areas where Sisters and Associates of Saint Joseph minister. 
  • Sisters of St. Joseph at the United Nations: The Congregations of St. Joseph have had an official presence as a Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) at the UN since 1979. In 1999, they were given General Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which allows them voice on significant topics during official UN conferences and meetings. The Congregations recognize that their mission of unity and reconciliation aligns with that of the United Nations. Currently the Congregations are represented at the UN by Justine Gitanjali Senapati, CSJ.