Who We Are

The CWS Innovation Hub was conceptualized in response to these changing demands. We strive to become experts at designing and implementing groundbreaking new projects, facilitating collaborative partnerships, and trying out new solutions to complex and deep-rooted problems. Our philosophy is that we can benefit both from the strength of our experience and our willingness to venture into new territory.

We hope to promote a culture of cooperation and creativity in the development field and the nonprofit sector as a whole, starting with CWS, while developing deep, personal working relationships.​

CWS Innovation Hub’s mandate is to investigate, explore & experiment innovation initiatives. The intent is to be able to “inject” proven strategic initiatives into CWS, in order to further drive effectiveness & efficiencies.

Our Mission

We strive to develop innovative new projects that engage diverse communities in building a better world. We look for effective new vehicles for fundraising through better engagement from diverse audiences, leverage technology & forging new partnerships.

Make a Donation

We can't create a better world without you. Every dollar you donate goes to provide CWS programs around the world with additional resources, staffing & training that is so crucial in fighting back to ending hunger and creating a world where there is enough for all.

What We Do

Here at the CWS Innovation Hub, we have one goal, to do good and help others learn how they can make the world a little better through everyday simple steps. Being a global humanitarian isn't limited to making a donation (though we will never turn down your financial support!), it's about making a conscious effort every day to be good and do good. We want to create a world where there is #Enough4All, but we know that we are greater as one so we created ways for you to get involved without having to leave your couch. From easy ways to stay informed to taking it to the next level and volunteering, anyway you want and can give back, we've got it! Check our the links below and #LiveWithPurpose

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OUR WALK

Virtually walk with us during our 100 Mile Hunger Walk and help raise funds to end hunger/poverty.

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OUR PODCAST

Our Walk Talk Listen Podcast is an attempt to connect people and make this world a bit better by sharing opinions and experiences based on the belief that everyone’s perspective is true albeit partial. 

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GET INVOLVED

Looking for an internship or want to volunteer with us?

You're in the right spot!

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Our Upcoming 11th Annual
100 Mile Hunger Walk

The 100 Mile Hunger Walk is an annual event founded by CWS's Executive Vice President, Maurice Bloem, in 2012 to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world.

 

Inspired by the spirit of volunteerism behind the CWS-sponsored CROP Hunger Walk, a community-organized charity event that takes place in over 500 locations across the U.S. each year, Bloem set out on his own journey.

This year's 100 Mile will take place from October 10 - 16 in Seattle, WA, but our fundraising campaign will run until the end of the year. We invite you and other advocates for a more just world to donate – and to join Maurice by walking in your own environments. All the proceeds go to support CWS's global programs that work to create a world where there is enough for all.

How does it work?

​Each year Bloem walks 100 miles through our CWS and CROP communities and spends his time meeting with our CROP volunteer teams, our beneficiaries, local community members, political officials, students, artists, and other like-minded individuals who work to support their community, end hunger, and promote a healthy and nutritious lifestyle. We will be kicking off this year’s walk on Monday, October 10, ending it by joining with the Kent, WA CROP walk volunteers and community members on October 16 and encourage those in the community to come out and meet with us as well. Additionally, Bloem is a Fellow at Seattle University and will be joined that week by his fellow Advisory Council Members who work with him at Seattle U’s Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement.

This year's theme is centered around the Inner Development Goals which is an “open source initiative” that is working to build a framework to “help accelerate the work towards the UN’s Global Goals”. This framework is made through co-creating and realizing that to create a better world for all, we must first unlock and grow our inner capacity, skills, and abilities to fully materialize humanitarian transformation.

 

As we continue to live with COVID-19, any events we join or meetings we have will follow all safety measures and protocols (face masks, safe distances, hand washing/sanitizing, etc.) to protect our community.

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Our Partner Organization: Religica

Our Commendations

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We are thrilled to announce that the 100 Mile Hunger Walk has been awarded the 2020 Pioneers in SDGs: Change Maker Award by The Journalists and Writers Foundation at the 2020 United Nations General Assembly.