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Catholic Charities Helps Set Merengue Dance Guinness World Record

Posted on 09/13/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Yup, You Read That Right

Shimmying back and forth, left to right with 360-degree spins, children and adults from Catholic Charities NY’s Alianza Youth Services helped land the Guinness World record for the most people ever to dance the...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, After/Out-of-School-Time Activities, Community Centers

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Alianza, Washington Heights, Guinness World record, merengue

Free Respite for New York Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted on 09/5/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

We’re Here for You

Are you caring at home for a child or adult with developmental disabilities?

The support you’re giving helps your child thrive. 

But what about you?  You, too, need support and need a break.

At Catholic Charities...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Keeping Families Together, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: free respite, parents of children with special needs

Teens Use Art to Explore Issues of Trust

Posted on 08/30/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Perspective on Unity, Social Disparity & Equality

How can we trust if we can’t trust our own thoughts?  This is the challenge artists face as they test out their creativity.  And it’s the title and focus of a new program offered this summer to...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, After/Out-of-School-Time Activities, Community Centers

Tags: Casita Maria art, South Bronx Art, teen artists

Preparing Kids for School in NYC’s Poorest Neighborhood

Posted on 08/27/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Firsthand Look at How a Community Can Overcome Poverty

To prepare children in struggling communities we serve for school, Catholic Charities NY launches back-to-school events from Staten Island all the way up to Sullivan County and on both sides of...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Affiliated Agency Events

Tags: Elba Deleon Lopez, Catholic Charities NY, Back-to-school, Hunts Point

Top 4 Ways to Change a Child’s Life

Posted on 08/23/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Volunteer as a Big Brother or Big Sister Mentor in New York City

Step right up and change a child’s life.

Poverty cuts children off from good food, housing or clothes.  Nearly as bad, New York City’s grinding poverty leaves parents overwhelmed...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, After/Out-of-School-Time Activities

Tags: Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers, New York City mentor, top ways to change child's life

Calling All New York Volunteers!

Posted on 08/15/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Pack-the-Backpack Events to Help New York Children Thrive

We are so glad to have you as an active member of our community. We're currently looking for volunteers for Back-To-School Backpack Events & Distributions in Yonkers & Harlem!

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Team Catholic Charities NY

Free School Supplies for New York Children in Need

Posted on 08/8/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

How Catholic Charities Prepares Children for Success

Free Back-to-School Bashes this weekend thanks to Catholic Charities NY!

That’s right; we’re teaming up to help even the odds for New York children in need by providing FREE

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Free School Supplies, New York free back-to-school bashes

Free Diapers!

Posted on 08/7/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

For Bronx Children in Need

Catholic Charities NY now offers free diapers for all children in need in the Bronx.

That’s right.  All babies in Bronx families struggling to make ends meet – defined as incomes of 200% of the poverty level – are...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Free diapers Bronx

Free Ice Cream, Free Rides and Yes, Free Advice Doled Out at Bronx Street Fair

Posted on 08/1/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Catholic Charities Hosts Family Carnival Days for Those in Need

By Molly Lankisch

Catholic Charities NY Summer Intern Writer and Photographer

What an amazing street fair -- everything from ice cream to rides to housing advice was free! ...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, After/Out-of-School-Time Activities

Tags: Molly Lankisch, free Family Carnival Day, Bronx street fair.

Immigrant Teens Realize Their Dreams of Playing Major League Soccer

Posted on 07/24/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Pros for a Day

On Orangeburg’s green rolling hills, 90 immigrant teens joined major league soccer player Alexander Callens at the New York City Football Club’s upstate training facility on July 16th. The event gave the children, born in Central...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Immigrant teens soccer, New York City Football Club, major league soccer, Alexander Callens, upstate training camp

With New Name and Tagline, Kennedy Children’s Center Continues to Change Lives

Posted on 07/18/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

My Eyewitness to Lives Transformed

By Molly Lankisch

Catholic Charities NY Summer Intern

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Kennedy Children’s Center, children special needs services, free preschool services

Top 10 New York Summer 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 06/6/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Unique, Fulfilling and Tailored Just for You

 

Looking for the best volunteer opportunities in New York this summer?

You name it; we’ve got it. 

Check out these unique –and fulfilling - ways to stretch and share...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Foster Care, Counseling, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged, Supportive Housing for People with Mental Illness

Tags: Top 10 New York 2018 Summer volunteer opportunities, mentor foster children, green garden volunteer, teach English as a second language, thrift store volunteer, waiter volunteer, day laborer volunteer, sign language volunteer

Free and Low-Cost Services for Families in Crisis

Posted on 06/5/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Is Here to Help

Clearly alcoholism, addiction, domestic violence and mental health debilitate and isolate those who suffer from them.  Less discussed but at least as tragic is the toll this takes on entire families.  

We are...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Foster Care, Keeping Families Together, Crisis Intervention Centers & Services, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: free and low-cost alcoholism services, addiction, domestic violence & mental health

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