English Online at The International Center of Catholic Charities

06/30/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Photo by Ketut Subiyanto 

By Jim Sliney Jr

Back on March 16th, 2020 all in-person activities stopped at the International Center of Catholic Charities Community Services (‘the Center’). The Center plays a big role in immigrant and refugee...

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A New Lottery System for Affordable Housing in New York City

06/25/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Second Farms, affordable housing opening in July 2020

By Jim Sliney Jr

There’s a new housing lottery in New York City. Well, not a new lottery exactly, but a new portal from NYC.GOV where you can register and get into the lottery, giving you...

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12,000 Meals Distributed in Peekskill and Ossining 

06/25/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Msgr. Kevin Sullivan handes out food packages // Carmen Gonzalez

By Jim Sliney Jr

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan was doing his rounds. On this particular day last week he was travelling up to Peekskill and Ossining to support the staff at the pop-up...

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The Overlooked Value of the Summer Youth Employment Program

06/24/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

The Youth Division of Catholic Charities Community Services is dedicated to engaging young people during their formative education years. Among programs that support New York City’s youth, is the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP...

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Commitment to Young Immigrants Restored

06/18/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Statement from Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director Catholic Charities of New York

“Today’s Supreme Court decision upholds the commitment made eight years ago to young immigrants brought to the United States as children by their...

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Free Air Conditioners for Seniors

06/18/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

The GETCOOL and NYC Cooling Assistance Benefit

By Jim Sliney Jr

The fight against the Coronavirus isn’t over. With Summer starting on June 20, 2020 it is necessary for New York City to protect its most vulnerable citizens. “Seniors...

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Confronting Racism in Faith

06/17/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

 

As the world comes together in solidarity, questions are being asked on how we can move forward and properly address issues of racial inequality. This is why Catholic Charities of New York, along with our co-hosts UJA-Federation of New York and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) invites you to take part in a honest...

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COVID Reality: Advocating to Preserve Housing and Prevent Evictions In New York

06/17/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Photo by Rafaelina Tineo 

By Jim Sliney Jr

Catholic Charities Community Services has a department called “Preserving Housing.” Well named, because that’s exactly what they do. But preserving housing just became more complicated.

At the...

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A Need to Reimagine Specialized Learning

06/11/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


“This is incredibly hard for every parent, for every student. It’s unmeasurable how hard this is.” It’s hard on teachers too. / August de Richelieu

Turning to experts at the Kennedy Children’s Center

By Jim Sliney Jr. 

Being a student in...

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The Immeasurable Value of the Summer Youth Employment Program, SYEP

06/11/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


SYEP office, Washington Heights, NY / Rafaelina Tineo 

By Jim Sliney Jr

Eddie Silverio is the director of Alianza Youth Services for Catholic Charities of New York, and I think he literally knows everybody. I suspect this because I was on a Zoom...

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Catholic Charities in Putnam County – Getting it Done for the People

06/11/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Pop-up food pantry in Brewster, NY 

By Jim Sliney Jr

Putnam County (and some of Northern Westchester) are part of Catholic Charites New York and are served by their own division of Catholic Charity Community Services (CCCS). The needs in...

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Catholic Youth Organization and Olympian, Willie Banks

06/03/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Jim Sliney Jr

The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of New York is a well-known part of Catholic Charities of New York federation of agencies. We’ve talked recently about how the CYO has adjusted to challenges of the Coronavirus by instituting...

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Youth Using Art to Help Feed Our Neighbors

06/03/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


"We're All in This Together" / Gianna Calimano, Blessed Sacrament School

By Jim Sliney Jr

Art doesn’t feed people, ask any artist - unless of course, you’re at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO).

You may know the CYO as an organization...

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Solidarity and Commitment to Action

06/02/2020  |  News Articles  |  Share


Photo by Rafaelina Tineo

The heartless killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis has impacted communities across the nation and in New York. Catholic Charities joins in denouncing it.  Killing, violence, racism and hate are...

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