Share Your Career Tips with Teens

Posted on 03/3/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities, Career day. photo by Stefano Giovannini

Share your career tips with struggling teens yearning for success. Join us at our annual Career Day in Washington Heights. Catholic Charities Alianza Division offers its annual Career Day on Thursday, March 12, 2015.


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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division

Free Immigration Conference -- Run By New York Experts

Posted on 03/2/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share















​Don’t get lost in litigation over 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: Catholic Migration Services Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, executive action

Encourage People, Says Pope Francis

Posted on 02/27/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Tags: catholic social teaching, Lenten, Pope Francis

Don’t Let a Judge’s Temporary Stay Get in Your Way: PREPARE NOW for Immigration Reform

Posted on 02/25/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


You know the drill; the back and forth on immigration reform. Don’t let it get in your way. This time it was a Texas Judge Andrew Hanen’s recent ruling that put a temporary halt on President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration. So instead of starting this month, changes in U.S. law to help immigrant parents, children, spouses, skilled workers will not kick off until later this year. Get ready now! Don’t be scammed: Do NOT give anyone money to help you in advance with an...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: children, Executive Action on Immigration, immigrant parents, Immigration Reform, Judge Andrew Hanen, New Americans Hotline, spouses

Spider-Man Reaches Out to Boy with Autism

Posted on 02/23/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Spider-Man swung in for his first fantasy appearance in the Forest Hill, Queens home of this fictional boy-turned-insect’s  aunt in 1962. Now, more than 50 years later, the superhero made his latest appearance last week in the dilapidated East Harlem apartment of Jamel Hunter, a Spider-Man-obsessed boy trapped inside his thoughts by autism. 

Spider-Man’s author, Stan Lee, learned about Jamel and his obsession with the comic strip hero from a New York Times Neediest Cases profile...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: autism, East Harlem, Forest Hill, Jamel Hunter, Kennedy Child Study Center, New York Times, New York Times Neediest Cases, Queens, Spider-Man

Help a Woman - Volunteer

Posted on 02/20/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Another Volunteer Opportunity that needs Volunteers! 

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Tags: grace institute

Catholic Charities Joins Protest Against Judge's Last-Minute Kibosh on Immigration Reform

Posted on 02/19/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Immigrants and their supporters are rallying across New York to protest a judge’s Monday night order that stymies President Obama’s executive action to reform immigration policies. 

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Msgr. Sullivan

40 Days to Change Your World

Posted on 02/18/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Lent. Forty days before Easter when, through prayer, sacrifice and helping others, we transform our Christian love into action. 

Sounds good but how exactly do we do this? Now -- and throughout the Lenten season -- we give you our Lenten Messages of Inspiration.

"There are few...

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Tags: ash wednesday, Lent

David Carr: Inspired by Catholic Charities; Mourned by the World

Posted on 02/17/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 At Catholic Charities, we mourn David Carr, the brilliant, irascible New York Times columnist who dropped dead at his desk at The New York Times last week from lung cancer. 

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Tags: David Carr, lung cancer, New York Times columnist, Twin Cities Reader

Pick Up a Basketball, Not a Gun

Posted on 02/16/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Put the guns down. Pick up the ball. And let’s recreate.

 That’s the plea for the third year straight of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., an empowered group begun by five broken-hearted Harlem mothers who lost their sons to gun violence. Their goal is to provide positive alternatives, specifically...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: basketball tournament, gun violence, Harlem, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., juvenile facilities, Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Center

Catholic Charities Lobbies Albany in the Front Rooms, Face to Face

Posted on 02/13/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Battling nearly a foot of snow, Catholic Charities New York representatives organized a show of force in Albany on February 9 – 10 to persuade state leaders to expand Governor Cuomo’s proposed plan to combat poverty.

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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

Tags: Catholic Charities Diocese of Buffalo Director

New York City’s Municipal ID Is a Good for New Yorkers and Good for the City

Posted on 02/12/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


The premier Spanish-language newspaper, El Diario, turns to Catholic Charities Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services C. Mario Russell for regular updates on immigration reform. 

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

Tags: C. Mario Russell, El Diario, municipal IDs, undocumented

Four Bold Ideas to Mend Police-Community Relations

Posted on 02/11/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Braving frigid temperatures, over 150 youth, community leaders, members of the public and NYPD law enforcement officers, banded together last week to discuss the dicey subject of community-police relations.

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Tags: Alianza Division

What’s So Great About a Random Act of Kindness?

Posted on 02/10/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week.

So, we wonder, what’s in it for me? Watch this powerful video and find out. Inspired? Join us this special week, February 9 – 15, 2015, and help spread the kindness.

Looking for ways to pitch in? How about:

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Tags: Big Sisters Big Brothers, grace institute, Random Act of Kindness, Thai Life Insurance, Volunteering