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A Cause to Celebrate: OnPoint Manufacturing Donates Singer Sewing Machines to Catholic Charities of Tennessee – Local to Local (PR.com)

Posted 04/19/2017

OnPoint Manufacturing, Inc., a Performance HealthCare Products, Inc. company, the leader in on-demand apparel manufacturing, announced today that it is giving back to the local community by donating several Singer sewing machines to Catholic Charities of Tennessee's Sewing Training Academy.In a special arrangement with Singer Sewing Machines, OnPoint Manufacturing developed … read more >>




Fresh Food Giveaway Helps Those In Need (News Channel 5)

Posted 04/07/2017

Some Nashville community members came together today to celebrate Tennessee with a free food giveaway at the Catholic Charities' Fresh Food Giveaway.The giveaway happens every first and third Friday of each month. Vegetables, fruits, and baked goods were all passed out to those in need.Severe people volunteer there time for each giveaway, but NewsChannel 5 helped … read more >>




Tennessee Challenges Federal Government Over Refugee Resettlement Program (Avalon Zoppo, NBCNews.com)

Posted 03/14/2017

NOTE: Catholic Charities of Tennessee is not a party in this lawsuit.Tennessee has become the first state in the U.S. to file a lawsuit against the federal government over its refugee resettlement program on the basis that it violates the 10th Amendment and places an undue economic burden on the state's taxpayers. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal district court on behalf … read more >>




Even As Resettlement Slows, Tennessee Lawmakers Sue To Cut Off Refugee Funding (Chas Sisk, WPLN)

Posted 03/13/2017

NOTE: Catholic Charities of Tennessee is not a party in this lawsuit.Tennessee lawmakers have followed through on plans to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement.The move comes at a time when organizations in the state are already cutting back on services for asylum seekers. The suit was filed Monday in a federal court in Jackson by the Thomas More Law Center, … read more >>




Cap on refugees forces Catholic Charities layoffs in Nashville Diocese (Theresa Laurence, Catholic News Service, CatholicPhilly.com)

Posted 03/01/2017

Catholic Charities of Tennessee executive director Pam Russo delivered the "devastating news" to 13 employees in the agency's Refugee Resettlement office Feb. 23 that they no longer had jobs."We had to close tremendous budget gaps and we didn't see another way to do it," Russo said. "We really looked at every possible way of maintaining our … read more >>




Cap on refugees forces Catholic Charities layoffs in Nashville Diocese (Theresa Laurence, Catholic News Service, National Catholic Reporter)

Posted 03/01/2017

Catholic Charities of Tennessee executive director Pam Russo delivered the "devastating news" to 13 employees in the agency's Refugee Resettlement office Feb. 23 that they no longer had jobs. "We had to close tremendous budget gaps and we didn't see another way to do it," Russo said. "We really looked at every possible way of maintaining our … read more >>




Baker’s long career with YMCA offers lessons in service, leadership (Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 02/24/2017

Clark Baker has spent his life at the YMCA, first as a member in his childhood - the membership was a gift from a neighbor - and later as one of its top executives. "I basically went to the Y one day and never came home," Baker told his wife, Carolyn, who has written a book, "Work, Play, Pray Hard: Life and Leadership Lessons of Visionary CEO … read more >>




Cap on refugees forces Catholic Charities layoffs (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 02/24/2017

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Catholic Charities of Tennessee executive director Pam Russo delivered the "devastating news" to 13 employees in Catholic Charities' Refugee Resettlement office that they no longer had jobs. "We had to close tremendous budget gaps and we didn't see another way to do it," Russo said. "We really looked at every possible way … read more >>




Refugees Are People: Six stories of refugees in Nashville (Jennifer Justus, Nashville Scene)

Posted 02/23/2017

SOURCE: http://www.nashvillescene.com/news/cover-story/article/20852845/refugees-are-people-six-stories-of-refugees-in-nashvilleThe Monday after President Donald Trump signed the executive order commonly referred to as the "Muslim Ban," the office at a local refugee resettlement agency had the jittery atmosphere of a place running on fluorescent bulbs, caffeine … read more >>




World Relief: Nashville Refugee Office Closing due to Trump Executive Order (Holly Meyer, USA Today Network - Tennessee/The Tennessean)

Posted 02/15/2017

World Relief, a national refugee resettlement agency, is closing its Nashville office due to President Donald Trump's executive order that reduced the number of refugees coming to the U.S.The faith-based organization announced Wednesday in a news release that it "has been forced to make the difficult decision" to close five offices across the country and lay off … read more >>




Refugees Seek Safety and Freedom in U.S. (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 02/13/2017

One day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the U.S. refugee resettlement program and temporarily banning travel on people from select Muslim-majority countries, Murfreesboro resident Yassir Khattab, a former Iraqi refugee, received an urgent voicemail from his friend Ali Muhammed, telling him he would not be aboard a flight from Baghdad en route … read more >>




New Catholic Charities Executive Director Says it’s ‘Such a Gift’ to Serve (Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register)

Posted 02/10/2017

As the new executive director of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Pam Russo is spending time getting to know the staff and programs of the agency that serves about 70,000 people annually in Middle Tennessee. Russo has been busy meeting with Charities staff members based at the Catholic Pastoral Center and at off-site Family Resource Centers, as well as diocesan principals … read more >>




IN MY WORDS: Pam Russo, New Executive Director on Change

Posted 02/09/2017

We tend to think of ourselves as settled, and, at times in life, we may be. Change -- and how we deal with it -- is really a big part of our lives.Having just joined the Catholic Charities of Tennessee team, after 12 years with Catholic Charities/Diocese of Allentown (PA), including the last 4 as its executive director, I am certainly experiencing change. Having lived on … read more >>




Nonprofits See More Interest In Becoming US Citizen (Matthew Torres, News Channel 5)

Posted 02/07/2017

Since the start of the year, nonprofit organizations in Nashville are seeing more people interested in the naturalization process.The Nashville Adult Literacy Council Executive Director Kim Karesh told NewsChannel 5 that the organization currently has 60 people enrolled in its citizenship classes. Karesh said that is up to a 20% increase within the last few years. The … read more >>




Catholic Charities USA Launches Ambitious Fundraising Campaign to Support Immigrant and Refugee Programs

Posted 02/03/2017

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation's largest human services providers, launched an $8M fundraising campaign today which aims to close the gap that will be created over the next four months due to the recent suspension of the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Without those funds Catholic Charities agencies would not be able to meet the needs of nearly … read more >>




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