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In March, Ms. Criollo, a 48-year-old widow who supports three children at home as well as family in Ecuador, lost both of her cleaning jobs as the city shuttered. Also in March, her landlord sent her a new lease agreement, increasing her rent — up almost $22 a month. Without work or any public assistance, she quickly depleted her savings. “Exactly in March when the pandemic started, that’s basically when I started to get desperate,” Ms. Criollo said in Spanish to the New York Times. 

Over One Million Meals Distributed To New Yorkers in Need

The millionth meal, which represents a 250% increase over the same period in 2019, was a cause for both celebration and sorrow. Cardinal Dolan told reporters at a Bronx event commemorating the meal, that “We are praising God for the generosity that He has inspired.” But each meal distributed represents that much more suffering that COVID-19 has brought to low-income, high-risk communities.

Bronx Community Advocate Making a Difference

Every day, Paola Martinez is fighting against evictions, bridging the digital divide for kids and tackling food insecurity. These are resources Martinez says are available to all NYers. Paola Martinez’s official job is the Social Services Director for Catholic Charities. But in this neighborhood, she’s known as "Ms. Fix It." Martinez helps the residents of the Betances houses in the Bronx.

NYC Cut 40,000 Youth Jobs When They Were Needed Most

When Laisha Gonzalez de Peña landed an office job at a Washington Heights day camp last summer, she knew the money would help her with household expenses and college tuition. What she didn’t expect was how she, a recent immigrant who was shy and legally blind from lupus, would also find the confidence to open up about her life to young campers. She had hoped to return to that job, funded by the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program, this year. But then coronavirus hit, and the city initially decided to eliminate the program.

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