Three individuals described as “national champions of the poor” were given a Keep the Dream Alive Award by Catholic Charities USA Jan. 18, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The honors were given by the Alexandria, Va.-based agency as part of its centennial observance, which continues through September.
Those honored were:
— Allison Boisvert, social justice minister for the Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie, Minn.
— Arturo Chavez, president and CEO, Mexican American Catholic College, San Antonio.
— Ralph McCloud, director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The awards were presented de during a Mass at St. Aloysius Church in Washington. Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of Washington was the celebrant.