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Affordable Children’s BBall Clinics Run by Brooklyn Nets

Posted on April 6, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Looking for professional - yet affordable - neighborhood clinics this Spring 2018 for your future basketball stars?

Check out our Sunday CYO Clinics starting April 22!

More 20-Year Olds Go Bankrupt than Graduate College

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Find Out How Catholic Charities Reverses the Trend

Catholic Charities NY Alianza offers free financial planning to combat the trend that 20-year-olds go bankrupt than graduate college.
Photo Credit: Manhattan Times

Urgent! We Need Your Help and Hope

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Last year was a year of devastation for so many of our brothers and sisters: hurricanes; evictions; lives and livelihoods swept away. But because of compassionate neighbors like you, it was also a year of great hope.

Students turn to activism to save school

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen

“They want to make sure that you can make it to college,” said Jaden Stevens.

“They want to make sure that you can make it to
college,” said Jaden Stevens.

“I didn’t want the school to go away.”

Christopher Peña, an eleventh grader at the High School for Health Careers and Sciences, was one of many voices who resisted the decision by the Department of Education (DOE) to shut down the school at the George Washington Educational Campus.

Last December, the 400 students learned their school, along with 13 other public schools deemed as struggling, was targeted for closure by the DOE.

And though the curriculum is designed to prepare them for careers in healthcare, science and engineering, the students were soon immersed in lessons on advocacy, civics – and even public speaking.

News of the closure stirred wide opposition, as advocates stressed that closing the school would negatively impact local students of color, which make up 95 percent of the enrollment.

Among those leading the outcry were elected officials, local education leaders, and alumni.

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Why Is This So Complicated?

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Find Out from New ‘Women In Human Services Hall of Famer’ Gabriela Rosa


Gabriela Rosa accepts award with Catholic Charities Bronx Regional Coordinator Rev. Eric Cruz

No Thoughts. No Prayers. No More School Shootings!

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

NYC Students Join #Enough! National School Walkout

Morgan Mangual learned more about her future than her present as one of more than 250 students from 35 archdiocesan high schools participating in the second annual Catholic Leadership Conference at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture March 5.

The theme for the panel discussion was “Civic Engagement: A Catholic Lens.”

“It showed me not who I am, but more who I’d like to be, and how I’d like to contribute to people who are vulnerable in society,” said Morgan, a junior at John S. Burke High School in Goshen and a parishioner of St. Stephen-St. Edward in Warwick.

Worried About What Your Children Will Do This Summer?

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check out Catholic Charities Free & Low-Cost Youth Programs

It’s already March and we parents are starting to worry what are children will do when school ends and we’re at work.  Thankfully, Catholic Charities NY and our affiliates offer free and low-cost summer programs that fill the gap.

Not Just Sports

Many think about Catholic Charities’ sports programs when they think about CYO.  After all, more than 18,000 youth participate each year.

It’s a Miracle! YOU. Yes, You! Can Become a Big Brother or Sister!

Posted on March 2, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Become a Hero:  Here’s How

 Check out our Catholic Charities affiliate, Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers. 

“It’s such a positive influence on your life,” says one of our Big Brothers, James, in this recent video, “and such an incredibly positive influence on the other person’s life that every day you see it on their face,”.