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Learn English on Your Cell Phone

Posted on 05/1/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 

All immigrants in New York State will have access to a free English program pending the results of a pilot with Spanish-speaking residents. Shutterstock/Rob Marmion...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Cell-ED, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York State Office for New Americans

Hundreds Rally for Cost-of-living Adjustments

Posted on 04/30/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 

Photo Credit: Human Services Council.

"Hundreds of representatives of the human services sector convened on the steps of City Hall on Monday, April 27, 2015, to call for cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) in their city contracts," reports New York...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: City Hall, Human Services Council of New York

A Thank You Note from A Once-Struggling Teen

Posted on 04/28/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Shaquille Vazquez, 19, and now a freshman at Onondaga Community College, credits Catholic Charities for getting him there.  Our Alianza division’s Innovation Diploma Plus High...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division

Feeding Our Neighbors, 1.3 Million Times

Posted on 04/27/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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“Catholic Charities’ Feeding Our Neighbors campaign topped its lofty goal of providing 1 million meals to New Yorkers in need,” writes Catholic New York in their recent editorial.

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: feeding our neighbors

Bombarded by Tragedies?

Posted on 04/24/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Photograph by Chris Ramirez Photographer

When one tragedy hits, other tragedies too often follow.  We lose a job and then have a tough time paying rent.

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Executive Action Q & A

Posted on 04/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

About 338,000 undocumented immigrants living in New York State may qualify for President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration reform.

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, executive action, undocumented immigrants

Teens to Serve on NYC Community Boards

Posted on 04/22/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Downtown Express photos by Dusica Sue Malesevic Teens interested in applying for community board positions debated the best way to spend $100 million of public money during an exercise in Borough President Gale Brewer’s office...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division, High School for Media and Communications, Marleny Delarosa, Shirlyn Perez

Need Help? Don’t Know Where to Turn & Tired of Voice Mail Options?

Posted on 04/21/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Call our Catholic Charities Help Line for your social service needs. Our bilingual phone operators are backed with up-to-date, reliable information.

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Tags: Human service organizations, Public benefit programs

Food Pantry or Grocery Store?

Posted on 04/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Catholic Charities’ innovative supermarket-style Kingston, New York food pantry just grabbed the spotlight. And that’s no small accomplishment.

 

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Blind Woman Breaks Barriers

Posted on 04/17/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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L-R Leon Stallone (Compass USA), Anthony Severo and Alexandria Daly.

 A former secretary who lost most of her vision, Alexandria Daly has been breaking barriers for much of her adult life. 

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Filed under: Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

It’s National Volunteer Week and Time for "What's Your Story?"

Posted on 04/16/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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We want to know about the awesome things you’re doing – and encourage others to get involved! So share your story.

  • Tag your friends at #CCNY.
  • Ask them What’s...

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Tags: Volunteering

Thank You for Telling Us What “Hope” Means!

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Thank You for Providing Hope

This Lenten season, we decided rather than tell all of you what hope means to us, we wanted to know what hope...

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Tags: Easter, Easter season

Sen. Schumer Announces $2.1 Million More for Hurricane Sandy Victims Served by Catholic Charities

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Huge news for the 3,000 families still recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation!

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Superstorm Sandy victims

Largest Free Legal Screening Event on Deferred Action Just Held in NYC

Posted on 04/14/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 
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By Alice Kenny More than 600 people, mostly immigrants desperate for honest information on...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability