Catholic Charities receives grant from Ameriprise Financial

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BOSTON – November 13, 2014 - Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston today announced that they received a $5,000 grant from Ameriprise Financial for the English Transcultural Center (ETC) at Catholic Charities South.

"It is due to the generosity of Ameriprise Financial that Catholic Charities is able to help over 300 students through English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency classes in the Brockton area," said Deborah Kincade Rambo, LICSW, President of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston. "Their commitment to the community allows us to not only help with learning but also case management which helps our students to find employment and stable housing."

The English Transcultural Center provides classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), GED preparation, and Success Connections. Catholic Charities South’s ETC exists to meet the English language, educational, employment, and social service needs of immigrants. They expect to enroll 350 students in their ESOL and HiSET classes in the next fiscal year. The staff anticipates that three quarters of these students will advance to higher classes.

About Catholic Charities
For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. The agency provides nearly 90 programs and services throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Our services respond to the needs of the poor and working poor, provide supportive services to children and families, and assist refugees and immigrants as they become active participants in their communities. Last year, Catholic Charities served over 200,000 people in need of all faiths. To discover more of our work, visit www.ccab.org.