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With Deportations, a Single Day Can Make All the Difference

Posted on 06/25/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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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: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tips & Tricks: A Runner’s Guide to the NYC Marathon

Posted on 06/24/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

 

Can you conquer NYC in 26 miles?  Our 12 Team Catholic Charities NYC Marathon runners are taking on the challenge. Check out their “Tips & Tricks; A Runner’s Guide for the NYC Marathon...

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Tags: TCS New York City Marathon

Hurray for Our Rising Star!

Posted on 06/23/2015 by admin  |  Share

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Jessica Lazo, a Migration Counselor at the Catholic Charities New American Opportunity Center in Newburgh, was named a 2015 Orange County Rising Star. 

 

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Catholic Charities Celebrates the Puerto Rican Day Parade

Posted on 06/22/2015 by admin  |  Share

From its humble beginnings 58 years ago when the Puerto Rican Day Parade was composed of Las Hijas de Maria, La Liga del Sacrado Corazon and Los Cursillistas from parishes around the City to the annual Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Catholic Church...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Best Way to Celebrate Father’s Day

Posted on 06/19/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Happy Father's Day!

Sometimes the perfect Father's Day gift is simply telling him how much he means to you.

Thank you to all of the fathers out there.

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Rent Laws Expired But You Still Have Rights

Posted on 06/18/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Tenants are fuming; others are frightened, as the fate of rent regulations remain in limbo. Days after the rent law expired, Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders remain in a standoff on how much landlords can charge for rent-regulated apartments...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Gender & Justice – in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Posted on 06/17/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Hard to believe – yet true. American women make up only 4.5 percent of women in the world.

 

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Celebrating World Refugee Day 2015

Posted on 06/16/2015 by Anonymous  |  Share

Staff, interns and volunteers from Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement were joined by clients new and old to celebrate World Refugee Day...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Brothers Break Barriers; Set Legal Precedent

Posted on 06/15/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Cesar Vargas just joined his now much publicized brother, Carlos, in breaking barriers so big that his story also landed in The New York Times.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Thank You, Deloitte Volunteers!

Posted on 06/12/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Dozens of volunteers from the national consulting firm Deloitte fanned out across New York City last week to help us serve those in need.

 

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Tags: Volunteering

Tips and Tricks for Running the NYC Marathon

Posted on 06/11/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

​Our 12 Team Catholic Charities runners are gearing up for the big day, the TCS New York City Marathon scheduled for November 1, 2015.

 

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Tags: TCS NYC Marathon

“Fixing NYC’s Lousy After-school Rules”

Posted on 06/10/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

By Sr. Paulette LoMonaco
Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services, an affiliate of Catholic Charities

(Excerpts from Sr. LoMonaco’s editorial published in today’s Daily News)

 

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

Tags: Good Shepherd Services

Gold Medalist Chris Mullin Credits CYO for Kicking Off His Career

Posted on 06/9/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Chris Mullin, one of the greatest NBA players of all time, received the John V. Mara Sportsman of the Year Award on June 4th at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Club of Champions Tribute.

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Tags: CYO Club of Champions Tribute, Cardinal Dolan

Win the Jackpot – Become a U.S. Citizen!

Posted on 06/8/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

If you already have your green card – AKA legal status in the U.S. – join us to take the next big step.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees

Tags: New York State New Americans Hotline

De Blasio Forms Hotline Between Clergy and City Hall

Posted on 06/8/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Mayor de Blasio just announced creation of the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council to serve as a hotline between religious  leaders and City Hall.

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Tags: Mayor de Blasio, Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council, Msgr. Sullivan