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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 Community Programming Services recently hosted an open house for their new Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) at the Catholic Charities Community Center in the Riverdale Osborne Towers in Brownsville, Brooklyn. This program, designed with grandparents and caregivers in mind included guest speaker Brandy Orange from the NYC Department for the Aging's Grandparent Resource Center. Ms. Orange provided grandparents and caregivers resources and services to better care for their loved ones.


This morning women from the Catholic Charities St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center were treated to a free Ann Taylor Loft Style Consultation Breakfast in Brooklyn Heights. Seniors had an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast in-store before LOFT opened to the public and were assisted by sales associates who shared fashion tips based on the individual styles of the seniors. The women were excited to take part in this event and thankful to Ann Taylor Loft and the store manager, Belkis Rodriguez, in Brooklyn Heights for their commitment to the aging community in the area.


CCBQ's Intern & Earn Program (formerly the Young Adult Internship Program) is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PAID INTERNSHIPS. This FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED opportunity is available until Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Apply today!


CCBQ's Community Programming Services recently held its Pajama Storytime session at the Malcolm X Day Care Center in Corona, Queens. This workshop taught parents the importance of early-reading, creating healthy reading environments at home and how to choose age-appropriate books. Parents and children read How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Other activities included arts and crafts using shapes. Each child went home with a backpack, book and dinosaur stuffed animal.


There's no better place to prepare for college than at CCBQ's Community Programming Services SAT Boot Camp at Riverdale Osborne Towers in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Participants spent the first session learning about the Khan Academy, an online resource aiding students with SAT prep, concerns and more. Later, participants were challenged in a practice test that measured their knowledge on core subjects and determined their strengths and weaknesses.


CCBQ's Community Programming Services Elves recently made their last travels around Brooklyn and Queens helping 250 children, 100 teens and 100 seniors write letters to Santa. Their last stop was at the Ocean Bay Apartments in Bayside, Queens.

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