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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.

08-17-2018

Four hundred participants of CCBQ's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program recently

08-06-2018

On August 3rd, CCBQ sponsored its 10th Annual Kids Fun Day tailored to families with children in grades K through 8, providing resources for back-to-school, health and safety. Held at the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, Queens, the block party style event included fun activities for everyone. Children enjoyed a bounce house, Home Depot woodworking, face painting and crafts from the Queens Museum of Art. In addition to live music and a Zumba demonstration, parents and guardians gained access to an array of resources from over 35 organizations.

07-31-2018

Our Parkside Early Childhood Development Center had a great time during their End of Year trips. Employing the Montessori approach, our programensures children are ready for school by providing a variety of both child- and adult-initiated, developmentally appropriate activities. These activities promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. The children had a lot of fun at the Victorian Gardens and the Coney Island Aquarium. They got on rides, saw the sharks and other fish and enjoyed the sea lion show!

07-31-2018

CCBQ’s Community Program Services Education Bucket participants recently visited Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens and created piñatas with renowned New York artist Zaq Landsberg. The creative and talented participants created piñatas using 3D shapes, colors and textures. The arts education program at Socrates Sculpture Park is made possible by generous and long-standing support from Con Edison. For additional photos of this fun-filled day, click here!

07-26-2018

CCBQ's job development initiative, Pathways to the Future Program and Make the Road New York, recently collaborated once again to provide OSHA 30-hour Construction Training Courses, offering licensing to those in the labor field who complete four days of training. The first days of classes were a success with 25 participants. Most of those who attended learned about the class through a family member, friend, co-worker or staff/church member.

07-26-2018

In a recent article in America Magazine titled “What Maria Montessori Knew,” author Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry heralds the advantages of the Montessori Method, saying that it “is not only superior to all alternatives but categorically so.” Since 1996, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has used the Montessori Method for the more than 1,800 children enrolled annually in our 14 early childhood programs.

07-26-2018

Over 400 people recently attended CCBQ's 3rd Annual Summer Fun Festival at the Riverdale Osborne Courtyard in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Highlights included a guest appearance by St. John's University mascot Johnny Thunderbird, face painting, arts and crafts and an awesome DJ. Families learned more about the resources available in their area and received fresh produce from apples to spinach.

07-25-2018

Lisa Schiano-Denis, Administrator of Saints Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, affiliate of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens received the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Eli Pick Facility Award during the ACHCA's 52nd Annual Convocation and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.  The award ceremony was part of a four-day convention in which Healthcare Administrator Professionals of Long Term Care gathered for a series of industry related seminars and connected with attendees and vendors at t

07-25-2018

Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, recently announced a combined grant award in the amount of $861,000 for Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and agency affiliate, Catholic Migration Services for valuable work in the community from the Fidelis Care Community Grant Fund. 

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