We help women find deeper meaning and purpose in their lives
through work and service to others.
For more than 50 years, Corporation for Social and Educational Development, doing business as Centers for Social and Educational Development (CSED) has existed to help women appreciate the enormous, transcendent value they bring to our world, and prepare them with an ambitious calendar of Catholic education and formation to support their personal, professional and family lives.
Spiritual aspects of our work are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church, which aims to help people find God in their ordinary life.
CSED carries out our work with a total staff of 78, a corps of 250 volunteers, and in collaboration with a growing number of professional women to secure the financial resources needed to establish and fund a network of Cultural Centers and programming dedicated to the formation of women.
Our dedicated board of directors has been steadily guiding CSED, providing energy and talent to inspire others and keep the organization flourishing for more than 50 years.
Anne Marie Dempsey
Maria Pilar Racca
Aileen Chang, President
Anne Marie Dempsey, Vice President
Laura Roman, Treasurer
Osede Osezua, Secretary
We inspire girls, young women, mothers and grandmothers to develop
practical life skills that can change our society.
95% of our revenue comes from individual givers and grants.
70% of our expenses are grants to operate our network of nonprofit Cultural Centers.