CEDC provides affordable communication services (including nonprofit web development and graphic design) to community and social justice organizations. Committed to the work of education through the empowerment of people, CEDC emphasizes a strong sense of partnership in mission, a sensitivity to the diversity of experience, a willingness to engage in issues at depth, a collaborative style, and an attentiveness to communication strategy in the change process.

The Conference Center is a place of mission-oriented, affordable hospitality. Meeting the needs of small and medium sized groups, the Center’s meeting space and conference facility is conveniently located near Brookland Metro and in a quiet location on the periphery of Catholic University.

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The Office of Educational Initiatives and Leadership provides leadership and organizational management services to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to help them develop a strategic approach to responding to the needs of today’s world, particularly at the service of youth, immigrant populations and cross-cultural exchanges.

The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation is part of an international network of JPIC offices for the Society of the Sacred Heart. We take a collaborative and pro-active approach in response to the pressing needs of our world. This office serves as the official JPIC office of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada Province. As such we work in more focused ways with our priority areas of: racism, environment, immigration, human trafficking, poverty, and non-violence/peace-making.

The Office of Ministry is a resource for those Religious of the Sacred Heart who are in transition or who are looking for new ministry possibilities in order to help all live life to the fullest in mission. Our ministries are many. We have 13 clusters of ministries from school administrators, faculty and staff to chaplaincy and spiritual direction, to hospice, hospital and health care, to prison work and psychology, to media, law, consultants, higher education, tutors and many more.