Child Development Center’s Barbara Lankster an Honoree at DC Action Awards

Categories: Disabilities Services, Feature

DC Action’s Fall Reception and Awards celebrates the contributions of D.C.’s young adults and District leaders who are making the community a place where children can be powerful and heard. Catholic Charities DC is proud to announce that Barbara Lankster, program manager and educator at the Kennedy Institute Child Development Center, has been selected to …

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Make a Difference this Fall and Winter by Becoming a Volunteer

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
With the completion of Summer, the volunteer office is gearing up for a busy Fall and Winter with new opportunities for volunteers. Do you want to make a difference in your community? Say Yes! to the Fall call for volunteers and apply today. The volunteer program is recruiting 100 volunteers to commit to one of …

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Deacon Candidates Spend the Summer in Service ‘Seeing God in Others’

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Two men preparing to become permanent deacons in the Archdiocese of Washington are volunteering in summer service projects with Catholic Charities, one teaching English as a second language and the other serving dinner and hosting trivia contests for those residing at Adam’s Place Shelter. The two are among dozens of deacon candidates who have contributed …

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Art Nights Create Safe Space for Youth to Express Themselves

Categories: Feature, Giving, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Article by Alex Gangitano and Margaret Crilley Earlier this year, the Enzler Society launched a monthly paint night series for the clients at Catholic Charities’ Youth Transitional Program (YTP), a former transitional shelter for college-aged men. Paint night is led by local artist and Maryland native, Kasey O’Boyle, who teaches visual art at the Connelly …

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Dinner Delivery Allows Volunteers to Continue to Serve During Pandemic

Categories: Feature, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Article by Thomas Canary, Summer 2021 Intern Food delivery took off during the pandemic, as people looked for ways to stay socially distant. It also helped a volunteer activity at Catholic Charities thrive at a time when few other volunteer opportunities could. Dorothy Day Place is a transitional housing program for men and women in …

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