Catholic Charities News

Refugee and Immigrant Services Shopping Day: Donations Needed!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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:

El Centro Adult Education Student Highlight: Ruth

Monday, January 25, 2021

"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.  

CCAB South English Transcultural Center (ETC) Update

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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.