Best Way to Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in New York

Posted on 03/15/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Irish Dancing, Music, Language and More!

We’ve got the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019 and every day with an Irish flair!  Check out our Catholic Charities affiliate Aisling Center for Irish dancing, Irish music, even classes in...

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Filed under: Community Centers

Tags: best St. Patrick’s Day NY 2019, Aisling Center, Irish music, Irish dance, Irish language, music therapy

Inside “SOMOS,” a NY Gathering to Empower the Hispanic Community

Posted on 03/14/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

“Focused on the Advancement of Our People”: Larissa Story Shares Her Perspective

Larissa Story, 3rd from left, with fellow CCNY staff

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Permanent Affordable Housing, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Somos Conference, New York Government, Larissa Story, Dream Act, Legislature, Immigration NY, Opioid Crisis, Safe Housing

Best Spring Volunteer Opportunities in New York

Posted on 03/13/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

You Name It; We’ve Got It!

The sun’s shining, days are longer and we’re itching for great volunteer opportunities here in New York. Well, when it comes to volunteering, you name it; we’ve got it here at Catholic Charities.  From mentoring children...

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Filed under: Affiliated Agency Events

Tags: best New York volunteer opportunities, Catholic Charities NY, Bigs & Littles NYC, Refugees, Career Mentoring, Tenants rights

Dorothy Day: Our #1 Women’s History Month Nominee

Posted on 03/11/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Insider’s Peak from Person Guiding Her Canonization

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Filed under: Memorials & Tributes

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, George Horton, Dorothy Day, Women’s History Month. Pope Francis, Sainthood, Activitsts

Catholic Charities Advocates for Worker Rights

Posted on 03/7/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Day Laborer Meeting Addresses the Current Anti-Immigrant Climate

More than 100 day laborer and immigrant workers from across the five boroughs joined New York City officials and local social service organization leaders including Catholic Charities NY...

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: immigrants, Day Laborers, Catholic Charities NY, Lincoln Hospital, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, New York City Commission on Human Rights, immigrant workforce, construction, Fr. Eric Cruz

Lent 101

Posted on 03/6/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Experts Cut to the Chase to Clear the Confusion

No better time than today, Ash Wednesday 2019, when we kick off Lent to admit these 40 days of prayer, alms and fasting can be confusing.  After all, what does giving up Skittles, smokes or meat have to...

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Filed under: Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Fr. Eric Cruz, Lent 101, ash wednesday, Lenten season, Jesus, Easter

Chef Lidia Shares Her Journey from Refugee to Culinary Queen

Posted on 03/5/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Joins Catholic Charities to Inspire Teens at Fordham Prep

Students, spellbound and silent, listened as first famed chef Lidia Bastianich described her childhood as a refugee, then Catholic Charities NY Director of Immigrant Services Mario Russell...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: Chef Lidia Bastianich, Catholic Charities Immigration, Mario Russell, Fordham Prep, Catholic Charities NY, Catholic Relief Services

Wisecrackers, Divas & Dancers – Elderly Lott Residents I Love

Posted on 03/4/2019 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

A Grateful Volunteer’s Perspective

Linda singing "Quando, Quando, Quando"

By Mary Kate Skehan

Catholic Charities Junior Board Volunteer Committee Co-Chair

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Filed under: Affiliated Agency Events, Catholic Charities Junior Board Events

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Junior Board, Mary Kate Skehan, Lott Residence, St. Patrick’s Day party, Volunteering, Retirement Homes, Senior Prom, Dancing

Huge Disparities in Infant Mortality & Health Care Accessibility in NYC

Posted on 03/1/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Community Health Profile Reveals Disturbing Facts

Families, individuals and children in New York City neighborhoods Catholic Charities NY serves are burdened not only by significantly worse health but less access to health care than other neighborhoods...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Feeding Our Neighbors

Tags: NYC Community Health profiles; infant mortality, Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health, Reada Edelstein, Catholic Charities NY, NYC poverty, East Harlem

Workers Rights: Top 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted on 02/28/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Convening Offers Key Strategies to Improve Immigrant Workplace Conditions

Men stiffed by their bosses after working 12 hours in sun, snow and rain.  Women paid subminimum wage for scrubbing toilets.  Examples of exploited immigrant workers are older...

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Filed under: Supporting Immigrant Workers

Tags: Workers rights, free convention, Subminimum wage, Catholic Charities NY, Immigrant affairs, Human rights, Day Laborers, discrimination, NYC Mayor

Hostos College Honors Catholic Charities "Distinguished Dominican" Beatriz Diaz Taveras

Posted on 02/27/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

"The Key Is Always Give 100%"

Ms. Taveras in her office-turned-flower shop thanks to staff's congratulatory bouquets

Congratulations to Beatriz Diaz Taveras, our executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services NY, for the well...

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Filed under: Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Catholic Charities NY, Dominican Heritage, First-generation American, Hostos Community College, Catholic Charities Community Services, Distinguished Dominican

Warming Centers Protect Homeless as Temperatures Plummet

Posted on 02/26/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities NY Opens New Centers in Ulster & Rockland Counties

As 25-mile-per-hour winds drag arctic air into the region plunging temperatures into the teens, men and women, homeless and desperate, gather inside Catholic Charities’ new...

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Filed under: Community Centers, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Emergency & Temporary Shelters

Tags: warming centers NY, Catholic Charities NY, Mental Health, Volunteers, case managers, Freezing temperatures, Rockland County, Ulster County, Sullivan County