Ralph McCloud is the Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an anti-poverty program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Ralph has served as the national director for twelve years.
He is a recipient of the State of Texas Courage Award from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. In 2010 he was awarded the Catholic Charities USA’s Martin Luther King Keeping the Dream Alive Award. In 2017, Ralph was awarded the Bishop John Joseph Keane Medallion from the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America. In 2018, he was awarded the Harry A. Fagan Award by the Roundtable for dedication and commitment to social justice.
He currently serves on the board of the Catholic Mobilizing Network.