In September of 1984, the United States Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart established the Center for Educational Design and Communication in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart, the Center's purpose has always been clear - to serve the Society of the Sacred Heart as well as nonprofits and other faith-based groups that are in the forefront of social justice and to open the doors of communication arts to organizations that might not otherwise afford such services.
What is different about the Center's approach is the relationship between the Center and its clients. Projects are taken on as a collaborative process where needs and goals are identified, then strategies are designed to fulfill the needs and goals.
From the beginning, the Center received an overwhelming response from the nonprofit community, and before the building repairs were complete, the staff was over their heads in projects. To date, the pace at the Center has not slowed down, and the response from the nonprofit community has not changed.