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There’s always something exciting and important happening with our programs and services at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.  Read these stories and check back often.  We’re always posting updates.


On Oct. 29, 2012, the devastating wind, rain and storm surges of Super Storm Sandy slammed into New York City and the Long Island coast, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Two years later, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens relief efforts continue.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens was chosen as the Charity of Choice for the newly-opened T.J. Maxx store in the Atlas Mall in Glendale, Queens. In celebration of their opening day, the TJX Foundation generously donated $5,000 to Catholic Charities and presented the check at Sunday’s store ribbon-cutting.


On Oct. 18, Catholic Charities Brooklyn Community Center hosted its third Annual Fall Festival at the Riverdale Osborne Apartment Towers in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Approximately 300 Tower residents received fresh produce, giveaways, and healthy snacks and participated in activities including pumpkin painting, jewelry making and face painting. 


For young adults, Catholic Charities provides a second chance to keep youth  off the streets and give them real purpose for the future, through such programs as the YAIP (Young Adult Internship) Program. Here we would like to highlight one of our success stories, Jamal Jones, who is a recent graduate of the YAIP Program. 


As announced in July 2014 to the Board of Trustees, administration and staff of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Robert Siebel will be retiring as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities and Related Agencies, effective November 1, 2014. Siebel has served in this capacity for over eleven years, in a career spanning 41 years with the Agency.


Catholic Charities Young Adult Internship Program is currently accepting applications for paid internships. Interns will be paid a the minimum wage rate earning approximately $2,800 for a 14-week program. The program goes from November 24, 2014 through February 17, 2015. Participants will work 25 hours per week. The first round application deadline is October 20, so act fast!


Registration is currently open for immediate openings in a variety of Catholic Charities Early Childhood Service Centers including our Early Head Start and Universal Pre-K programs.


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) was once again chosen as one of the sites for St. John’s University’s University Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.


On Monday, Sept. 29, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens raised $130,000 in support of 160 programs and services at the annual Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Memorial Golf Classic.

Dedicated to the late Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, the Golf Classic serves as one of Catholic Charities largest fundraisers throughout the year. The event is held at the Sands Point Golf Club in Sands Point, N.Y., the home course of Catholic Charities Board of Trustee, Peter J. Striano.


CCBQ partnered with the New York City Campaign Finance Board and others to host National Voters Registration Day at Columbus Park on Tuesday, Sept. 23. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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