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The Best Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on 10/3/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

You know Hispanic Heritage Month has got to fun when it runs, unlike a typical month, from the middle of one month to the middle of the next: September 15 – October 16. That means we’re already halfway into this national hullabaloo. So...

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Tags: Hispanic Heritage Month, Alianza Division

Catholic Charities Alianza Division Kids Join Jets & Giants at Snoopy Bowl

Posted on 08/29/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Preseason Faceoff Prompts Post Season Results


Catholic Charities Alianza Youth at MetLife Stadium

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division, New York Jets, New York Giants, Snoopy Bowl, New York afterschool programs

How Pillows Help Children Cope with Disaster

Posted on 07/21/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Much Better than Hiding Under the Bed

Although hiding under pillows from the slew of terrifying murders and tragedies now live streamed on Twitter may not be the best safety strategy for children, Catholic Charities in partnership...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Disney, Pillowcase Project, Alianza Division, American Red Cross

Cops & Kids Face Off with Connect Four, Not Crime

Posted on 07/18/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Cops and kids fostered relationships and cut down on crime by facing off instead with Bingo, Connect Four and more in the Bronx last week. During these times of tension between uniformed officers and the community, Catholic Charities Alianza...

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Tags: 44th precinct, Highbridge Gardens, Alianza Division

Hip Hop Dance Takes on Gun Violence – and Wins!

Posted on 04/5/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Check out the Mysterious Shawty’z

The Mysterious Shawty’z scored second place on March 26 in the hip hop dance category at the Battle of Da School Starz IV talent show and competition sponsored by Guns Down Life Up.

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division, Highbridge Gardens Conerstone, Guns Down Life Up

Struggling Washington Heights Teens Break Out of Barrio

Posted on 03/9/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Discover Roadmap to Success

Let’s face it. With no roadmap, no guide, too many struggling New York teens like many we serve in Washington Heights have little idea about our city’s dazzling opportunities that lie just outside the aging...

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Tags: Alianza Division

Catholic Charities Keeps the Lights on After School

Posted on 10/26/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Children at a Catholic Charities afterschool program feasted last week on healthy snacks and stocked up on free homework-helper giveaways at “Lights on Afterschool.”  This annual event held November 22 celebrates the key role after-...

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Tags: Alianza Division

A Thank You Note from A Once-Struggling Teen

Posted on 04/28/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Shaquille Vazquez, 19, and now a freshman at Onondaga Community College, credits Catholic Charities for getting him there.  Our Alianza division’s Innovation Diploma Plus High...

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Tags: Alianza Division

Teens to Serve on NYC Community Boards

Posted on 04/22/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Downtown Express photos by Dusica Sue Malesevic Teens interested in applying for community board positions debated the best way to spend $100 million of public money during an exercise in Borough President Gale Brewer’s office...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Alianza Division, High School for Media and Communications, Marleny Delarosa, Shirlyn Perez

Share Your Career Tips with Teens

Posted on 03/3/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities, Career day. photo by Stefano Giovannini

Share your career tips with struggling teens yearning for success. Join us at our annual Career Day in...

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Tags: Alianza Division

Four Bold Ideas to Mend Police-Community Relations

Posted on 02/11/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Braving frigid temperatures, over 150 youth, community leaders, members of the public and NYPD law enforcement officers, banded together...

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Impoverished Children Act Out Cinderella Tale

Posted on 01/9/2015 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Impoverished children, many with a good idea of what Cinderella’s life was like, recently acted out a version of this well-known tale in “A Native...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Tags: Actress Mariel Ryes, Alianza Division