Catholic Charities News
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.
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.
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.