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Catholic Charities Staffers Help Migrants Released from Detention (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 08/10/2018

Three staffers from Catholic Charities of Tennessee spent a week in Texas helping migrant families recently released from detention centers after crossing the border, helping them find their way to their sponsors to await further court hearings. Catholic Charities Executive Director Pam Russo and staffers Emily DeVito and Louisa Saratora arrived in McAllen, Texas, on … read more >>

Catholic Charities Volunteers Return From Helping Immigrant Families At Border (Alexandra Koehn, WTVF-News Channel 5)

Posted 08/07/2018

A group of local volunteers with Catholic Charities went to a shelter in McAllen, Texas to help immigrants after they were reunited with their families. July 26th was the deadline for immigrant children at detention centers to be reunited with their relatives.Due to the influx of people involved in this process, Catholic Charities in Texas reached out to their … read more >>

IN MY WORDS: Reflections on a Year of Service (Anneke Valk, AmeriCorps VISTA for Refugee Services)

Posted 08/02/2018

Adjusting to a new culture and set of expectations is often difficult for anyone anywhere. Our refugee clients are asked to do just that, though, every day. As our Refugee Services Volunteer Specialist, I connect refugee clients with people in the Nashville community who are driven, in a special way, to want to work with our clients to help them succeed with their … read more >>

Back to School Tips (School Counseling, Catholic Charities of TN)

Posted 08/01/2018

Well, it's happened again, another summer in the books! It's a big shift for parents and students from the easy, laid-back summer routine to the measured routine of school, and sometimes that can cause tears, sleepless nights, outbursts, etc. Most kids feel both excited and nervous at the start of a new school year.Here are a few tips to ease the transition:Listen to your … read more >>

Catholic Charities Staffers Head to Southern Border to Lend Helping Hand (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register; Photos courtesy Catholic Charities of TN)

Posted 07/27/2018

Pam Russo, executive director of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, and two staff members have traveled to the border in Texas to work at a welcome center for migrants who have recently been released from detention. The welcome center, the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley's Humanitarian Respite Center, is in McAllen, Texas, on the U.S.-Mexico border. About … read more >>

Sewing Training Academy Announces Fall Class Schedule

Posted 07/25/2018

Check out our upcoming classes, including some BRAND NEW offerings! LEVEL I: FOUNDATIONSCourse Description: The Level I Foundations Course is the first step of an STA student's training. Students have an opportunity to explore different kinds of sewing and see what career pathway they want to take. Students begin by learning the basics of sewing on industrial machines. … read more >>

JOB POSTING: Executive Assistant

Posted 07/16/2018

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF TENNESSEE, INC.POSTING ANNOUNCEMENTExecutive AssistantCatholic Charities is seeking candidates for the position of EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT at our main office located at 2806 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, 37214. This position is 37-1/2 hours per week from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday with some flexibility required.Primary functions … read more >>

JOB POSTING: Afterschool Staff for Refugee Youth Program

Posted 07/16/2018

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTAfterschool Staff-Refugee Youth ProgramCatholic Charities has openings for afterschool staff in the Refugee Youth Program in its Refugee & Immigration Services Department. This position is part-time, approximately 16 hours per week based at one of two sites: Tusculum Hills Church at 4930 Nolensville Rd, … read more >>

JOB POSTING: School Counselor

Posted 07/16/2018

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF TENNESSEE, INC.POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTSchool CounselorCatholic Charities is seeking candidates for the position of SCHOOL COUNSELOR in Social Services. This is a 50%, ten-month position, based in Davidson County. Regular working hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Office location is 2806 McGavock Pike in the Opryland area of … read more >>

Former Catholic Charities Board President Paul Ney Confirmed as General Counsel for Dept. of Defense

Posted 07/12/2018

NOTE: Paul Ney served as President of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of Tennessee twice, once before his first "tour of duty" in Washington and once after. He was also instrumental in the success of several Celebration of Mission to Service fundraising events. ~ The following story was posted by The Tennessean on July 12, 2018. It was written by … read more >>

Catholic Charities of Tennessee Announces 2018-19 Board Officers & New Members

Posted 07/03/2018

The Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. has elected officers and new members for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to Pamela Russo, executive director of the agency. The officer terms began on July 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2019. Executive Committee members for 2018-2019 are: President John Rodgers (pictured at left), Partner, Bradley … read more >>

I am a famous fashion designer, a Mexican immigrant and American success story (Manuel Cuevas, Guest Op-Ed Columnist, The Tennessean

Posted 06/27/2018

Heritage is much of what makes us whole. Whether it is where we were born, or where and how we grew up, our history - our heritage - is part of our personal fabric.As we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month in June across the nation and in Nashville, I would like to share my story and the opportunities I have been given in the United States, and in Music City's booming … read more >>

The Catholic Church's long history of resettling refugees in the U.S. (Courtney Grogan, Catholic News Agency,

Posted 06/23/2018

The Catholic Church has resettled nearly one-third of all refugees received by the United States since 1980 through a public-private partnership with a high rate of successful integration of refugees into society, according to a report released in June 2018.The Center for Migration Studies report examines data on 1.1 million of the refugees resettled in the U.S. from 1987 … read more >>

Some At Risk Of Hepatitis A Take Convincing To Get Free Vaccine (Blake Farmer [story & photo], WPLN)

Posted 06/22/2018

Health workers in Nashville have turned their focus to homeless people amid a growing outbreak of hepatitis A and some of the first diagnosed cases among people living on the streets. They're finding it takes some convincing to get many to agree to a vaccination. This week, nurses from the state and Metro health departments have been inoculating people at soup kitchens and … read more >>

Catholic Charities Of Tennessee Ready To Help In Border Crisis (Matthew Torres, WTVF - News Channel 5)

Posted 06/20/2018

Officials at Catholic Charities of Tennessee said the executive order to stop family separation at the southern border is the right step and added they're on standby to assist other agencies.On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed the order to keep children and their parents together after crossing the border illegally.It was part of the … read more >>

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