We are pleased to share a story from Catholic Charities USA, highlighting a collaboration between CC USA and three New England Catholic Charities agencies to help communities facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catholic Charities of Boston’s Refugee and Immigrant Services division will host a COVID-friendly Refugee Shopping Day at a to-be-determined date this winter. We will welcome our refugee community members to “shop” through donations for essential items they need.
We’re looking for donations of clothing, shoes, household items, and bicycles to ensure that we can meet the needs of those coming to “shop” with us.
If you are interested in donating, below are the specific items we need:
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." – Benjamin Franklin
Ruth and her family are originally from Guatemala and have lived in the United States for over six years. Ruth is a student at Catholic Charities of Boston’s El Centro del Cardenal in Jamaica Plain, where she is enrolled in level 5 English language learner classes.
January is National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign aimed at expanding mentoring opportunities and connecting more young people with adult mentors.
For 35 million adults in the U.S., English is a second language, which can create barriers to education, employment and higher wages.
We are currently offering remote classes to those interested in learning English at Catholic Charities of Boston’s South division in Brockton.
The ETC (English Transcultural Center) offers morning and evening ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to adult immigrant learners. We aim to meet the English language, educational, employment and social service needs of immigrants in our local communities.
Please find a statement below from Cardinal Seán O'Malley regarding today's inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:
The John Leonard Agency, a temporary staffing agency, has been providing temporary staffing support to Catholic Charities of Boston's food pantries in the Greater Boston area since April 2020, to help meet the growing pantry demands resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr., one of our nation’s most prominent social justice leaders. We are reminded of his legacy and his call for peace, unity, and positive change.
It has been a half-century since his murder, and still today, we find ourselves facing barriers in achieving social justice in our communities, including poverty, unemployment, and the rising cost of living. The unrelenting health crisis has further exacerbated these inequalities within our neighborhoods.
With the New Year upon us, people have New Year’s resolutions on the brain. Is your resolution to get more involved with your community?
Though the pandemic has made our volunteer opportunities are more limited than in the past, we currently have opportunities across our program locations, all meeting COVID-19 safety protocol.
Catholic Charities of Boston’s El Centro adult education program is thrilled to be named a finalist in the national Rethink Adult Education Challenge. Participating in this $750,000 competition from the U.S. Department of Education gives us the opportunity to build a pre-apprenticeship program for local adult learners.
Through June 2021, we’ll be working with experts to develop a detailed program proposal.