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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.


CCBQ's job development initiative, Pathways to Your 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.


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.


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.


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


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. 


Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens raised $1 million on June 18th at the 2018 Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner. Held at Cipriani Wall Street, all proceeds benefit the more than 160 programs and services of Catholic Charities.


After a long and cold winter, the Sunset Park Early Childhood Development Center in Brooklyn recently participated in their annual parade to welcome spring. The children designed their own "crazy" hats with the help of their parents. Our classes celebrated their creativity and individuality with colorful banners that were displayed during the parade. The children even had a special guest with the arrival of the Spring Bunny!

Save the Dreamers before tackling immigration reform
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS      Friday, February 2, 2018


“In his State of the Union speech, President Trump outlined what he called a four-pillar plan to reform the nation’s immigration system, including a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented youth.

Catholic Charities’ Own Emmie Glynn Ryan to be honored for Outstanding Contributions to Catholic Charities by the New York State Catholic Conference

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