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Food & Hope: Can't Have One Without the Other

Posted on 04/20/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Catholic Charities Meatloaf Kitchen - a Prime Example

By Katie Tamola


Catholic Charities Meatloaf Kitchen serves up food and hope

At Catholic Charities Cardinal Spellman Center this past Saturday, April 16, guests and volunteers alike left with their plates empty and their hearts full.

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Filed under: Catholic Charities Junior Board Events

Tags: Meatloaf Kitchen, University Community Social Services, Cardinal Spellman Center, volunteer

Teaching, Learning & Volunteering at the International Center

Posted on 04/18/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Catholic Charities Celebrates Volunteers

By Paola Hornbuckle


Sandra Brooks (center), a longtime volunteer at Catholic Charities International Center.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Catholic Charities Community Services, volunteer

Guide for Immigrants Arrested by ICE

Posted on 04/8/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

What Rights Does an Immigrant Have?

First know that information about arrests or enforcement actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that is communicated by the Department of Homeland Security is subject to change.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, C. Mario Russell

Boosting English Literacy for Immigrants

Posted on 03/29/2016 by admin  |  Share

Time for a New Investment

By C. Mario Russell

When it comes to English and literacy for immigrants, it is clearly time for a new investment. I say this because for many newcomers and long-time residents there are no literacy and English-language instruction programs for them to become as fluent in English as they need to qualify for citizenship.  

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: English Literacy for Immigrants

Somos – We Are!

Posted on 03/22/2016 by admin  |  Share

Catholic Charities Alianza Youth Share Dance Moves & Confidence at Somos Conference


 Catholic Charities Alianza "Conjunto Folklórico" Ensemble strut their stuff

By Eddie Silverio,

Director, Alianza Division, Catholic Charities Community Services (CCCS)

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Somos el Futuro Conference

Immigrants Vote in Upcoming Presidential Election

Posted on 03/21/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

A Simple “How To”


Immigrants vote in presidential election

In less than eight months, the United States will vote to elect its next President along with new state and federal representatives and, as always, legal immigrants can take part in this important process.  If you have been a legal permanent resident for five years and you want to participate, now is the time to...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Immigrants Vote, Presidential Election, C. Mario Russell, El Diario, citizenship

The Best Easter Volunteer Activity Ever!

Posted on 03/2/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

  • Show your creative side
  • Volunteer alone – or with co-workers, family or friends 
  • Volunteer in your own office or home
  • Make Easter special for children in need

We make it easy.

How?  Purchase a HopeBox filled with countless activities...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Easter, Volunteering

Msgr. Sullivan to City Council: “Always Stay Gracious”

Posted on 02/24/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

With battles that unite and divide New Yorkers , from  civil rights and land use to Wall Street and carriage horses, New York City Council meetings can be tough.

So today, February 24, the council speaker called on Catholic Charities Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan for help to harness diverse perspectives for the common good.

Below is Msgr. Sullivan’s invocation that...

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Tags: Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, New York City Council, Invocation

Black Community Works to End Hunger

Posted on 02/23/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

By Margaret Tran 
Regional Organizer
Bread for the World

While it is very common to celebrate individuals or organizations with national or international acclaim for Black History Month, Bread for the World understands and appreciates the importance of lifting up local efforts to end hunger and poverty in the black community too.

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Deacon Rodney A. Beckford, SNAP, Bread for the World, Lt. Joseph P.  Kennedy Community Center, Harlem, Black History Month

Religious Leaders Battle Violent Extremism

Posted on 02/22/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Joined in the battle against violent extremism, local Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, Mormon and Muslim leaders celebrated  #WeWalkTogether, a multi-faith prayer service held this past Sunday, February 21, at the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck, NY.  Looking for inspiration? Check out Msgr. Kevin Sullivan’s address below:

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Westchester Jewish Center, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Islamists extremism

Feed Our Hungry Neighbor Next Door

Posted on 01/29/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Dear Supporter, 
 
The faces of hunger might surprise you. Your co-worker, your child's best friend or the person you see every morning on your commute could be worrying about their next meal.
 

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Feeding Our Neighbors

Tags: Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

Is Someone You Know Hungry?

Posted on 01/22/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

No one wakes up hoping to find an empty pantry, but this is the reality for many New Yorkers - our neighbors. The sad truth is 1 in 5 New Yorkers rely on emergency food programs to meet their basic needs.

Last year Catholic Charities along with the generous support of our donors helped raise the equivalent of 1.3 million meals to feed our neighbors. Unfortunately the need is annual...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Feeding Our Neighbors

Catholic Charities Supports Immigrants & Refugees

Posted on 01/19/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

For more than a century Catholic Charities has manned the frontlines in serving and welcoming immigrants and refugees.  From Irish, Italian, German and Jewish ancestors to new waves of Hispanic, Muslim, African and European immigrants Catholic Charities provides help and hope for those in need.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Let's Do More For Those Who Need Most

Posted on 12/31/2015 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Your year-end tax-deductible gift will help us give more in the year ahead. Thank you for all of your continued support, and have a blessed and safe new year.

Give Today

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Tags: New Year

Join the Circle of Brothers for Harlem KWANZAA Celebration

Posted on 12/28/2015 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

The Circle of Brothers presents its 5th annual KWANZAA Celebration on Monday, December 28, 6-9PM with performances by the world-renowned ARC Gospel Choir, Hip-Hop Artist Nate, martial artists and more...

Observing UJima (collective work & responsibility) and honoring an iconic elder of the Harlem community. 

With Co-Sponsors:

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Tags: KWANZAA