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Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)

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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development - Religious Leadership

Mission: Our Core Purpose: Transforming college students to transform the world.

The CCO is a campus ministry that partners with churches, colleges and other organizations to develop men and women who live out their Christian faith in all areas of life.

Results: a quarter of a million students touched

Target demographics: college students in the Mid-Atlantic region

Direct beneficiaries per year: 8300

Geographic areas served: Ohio, Pennysylvania, New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, Washington DC

Programs: "The university is a clear-cut fulcrum with which to move the world. Change the university and you change the world," Dr. Charles Malik, former UN President.  In 20 years, a CMU student could be your governor, an Allegheny College student could be your doctor, and a Pitt student could be your child’s teacher. Today's college students are tomorrow's leaders. Our mission is transforming college students to transform the world. College students face many choices and easy access to negative distractions. Most teenagers are unlikely to attend church on entering college. And despite searching for meaning and purpose in life, they have few opportunities to do so. Through leadership development and service, 226 CCO staff give students on 83 campuses a vision to impact the world. They provide opportunities for students to serve locally and globally. They work with churches, colleges and organizations to develop men and women who will be leaders of faith in all areas of society.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Coalition for Christian Outreach meets today's college students' biggest need. That need, for the transforming power of Jesus Christ, was unmet when I went looking during my own undergraduate experience. By partnering with local churches, the CCO provides students with discipleship, community, and context. Students of today desperately need what the CCO offers.

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

I have volunteered for CCO and have seen the impact this organization has in reaching college students with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The leaders truly care about building relationships with the students and shepherding them in their faith. I have also worked with the CCO staff, and have seen firsthand their desire to expand the ministry to as many campuses as possible. They never rest. Their honesty, integrity and heart for God is evident in all they do, and my husband and I are grateful for their work to transform lives for Christ. I am confident that when we support them financially, the money is being used for the glory of God.

Review from Guidestar

Chuck B.


Rating: 5

I am a retired business owner in a small town where I grew up. My wife is a retired professor. While in college, the CCO dramatically changed the trajectory of almost every area of my life and my future wife's too. After returning home, we became active in a church located one block from our local university (Waynesburg). This gave us a front row seat for over 40 years as I've watched almost seventy CCO campus ministers impact the lives of hundreds of students just like us. Incredibly, one of them is currently our university president, and two are on the board of trustees. How could we not be huge fans and donors?

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

The CCO breeds a culture of compassion, inquiry, and professional excellence in everything they do...and all they do seeks to transform the lives of college students at hundreds of schools by introducing them to the authentic, radical character and love of Christ. This is not about "Sunday Christianity" or conservative dogma, this is about changing lives, career decisions, families and generations so that this world can be what it was created to be. A world of mercy and justice.