Our parish helps sponsor community development projects which empower the people in poverty all over the world. We encourage all of our parishioners at St. Charles Borromeo Parish to support and work for the Option for the Poor through our Communities Rising Program. Communities Rising helps communities across the world take development into their own hands by supporting indigenous, community-initiated-and-led efforts to address local social, educational, health and economic needs. We strive to assist and empower communities around the world to achieve their own locally led development efforts through one-time grants. Communities Rising also encourages parishioners to contribute their prayers and financial resources to the Loyola Jesuit Secondary School currently under construction in Kasungu, Malawi. We live our Gospel mission by working to remove obstacles to development through community-led solutions.