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Diocese Receives $1500 Grant
October 10, 2018

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The Diocese of Sioux City has been awarded a $1500 grant from the National Catholic Society of Foresters, which will be used for Latino outreach to the growing Hispanic communities to inform them of local Catholic schools, their affordability, encourage them to visit and ultimately enroll. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase 5,000 refrigerator magnets, as well as to develop and distribute direct mail communication. Additionally, funds will be used to promote information from the Diocese in Spanish on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Patty Lansink, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Sioux City remarks, "Some of our schools have already made a concerted effort to reach out and engage Latino families. This is a great opportunity for our Catholic Schools Office to support them, and others in this mission of communicating to families that the gift of a Catholic education is both affordable and accessible to them and their children."

Through this marketing effort, the overarching goal is to promote Catholic Schools and create engagement with prospective Hispanic/Latino students and their families. The Diocese believes it is critically important that the Hispanic/Latino community be educated and informed about the value of faith-based education offered through the Diocese of Sioux City, and needs to provide that education through consistent communication. The Diocese is grateful to have received this grant funding, as it will help to centralize the management and delivery of Spanish communication to the Hispanic/Latino population in the communities it serves.

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