Photo Gallery: Kennedy School Class of 2020 Graduation

Categories: Disabilities Services, Education and Employment, Feature
Even though rain was in the forecast last Friday, the sun came out just in time to honor the Catholic Charities’ Kennedy School class of 2020 in a special graduation ceremony. While the event was adjusted to follow social distancing protocols because of the COVID pandemic, the seven graduating students still donned caps and gowns …

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Working with Meaning and Purpose, Catholic Charities DC served 143,000 People Last Year

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Education and Employment, Feature, Fundraising, Giving, Homeless Services, Non-Profit, Volunteering
  As we approach the dawn of a new decade, we at Catholic Charities DC want to take a moment to recognize and celebrate some of our accomplishments from 2019. Of course, the impact we’ve had across the region would not have been possible without our amazing community of donors, supporters, and volunteers. The past …

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Journey from Immigrant Teen to Business Leader Aided by Mentors

Categories: Clinical Services, Education and Employment, Feature
The 1980s were a turbulent time in El Salvador. Consumed by a civil war, thousands of innocent civilians we terrorized by the unrest. It was no different for Omar Martinez. As a boy, Martinez and his family fled from their home in hopes of finding sanctuary in other parts of the country. But by the …

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Searching for an Opportunity and Discovering the Spanish Catholic Center

Categories: Education and Employment, Feature
Many who immigrate to the United States embark on the journey to search for better job opportunities, a better life. This was the case for Melida Chacon. Originally from El Salvador, she immigrated to the United States in 1990 and landed in the Washington, D.C., area. As Chacon settled into her new life in the …

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