Posts Tagged ‘young adults’

Theology on Tap Goes Latin

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

TOT LogoBy Alice Kenny

Join fellow young adults for fun, camaraderie and a rousing discussion with a Latin flavor when we team up today, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, with Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia at Heights Tavern in happening Washington Heights.

Theology-on-Tap NYC is an opportunity for young adults to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment.

Tonight we’re teaming with Centro Altagracia and Catholic Charities’ “Feeding our Neighbors” campaign.

  • Feed your social life by joining us.
  • Feed your thirst with…well, you know…
  • And feed our neighbors by bringing canned goods to donate.

Get a 5% discount on your bar check by donating 10 lbs. of food or more!

Wonder what to bring?

Check out our list here and learn more.

That’s tonight, April 29, 2014, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Heights Tavern, 3910 Broadway, NYC.

RSVP at Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia

The Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia is dedicated to putting faith into action, promoting social justice, through dynamic collaborations and needs-based initiatives, in service to the communities of Washington Heights and Inwood.

 

Looking for free staff plus a chance to help teens this summer? Sign me up.

Monday, April 29th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Looking for free staffing plus a chance to help teens this summer?
Check out Catholic Charities Community Services/Alianza Division’s Summer Youth Employment Program. We are looking for organizations and agencies to partner with us to provide young people with a worksite and great work experience.

What’s in it for you?
All told, we plan to train and place more than 900 teens and young adults, ages 14 — 24, at worksites throughout New York City from July 8th until August 17th. And this is all at no cost to you.

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City teens and young adults with summer employment and educational experiences that capitalize on individual strengths, develop skills, and connect youth to positive adult role models.

SYEP provides six weeks of entry-level jobs at community-based organizations, government agencies and private sector businesses. In past years these have included hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums, sports enterprises and retail organizations.

What’s in it for youth?

The Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to:

  •  Emphasize real-world labor expectations
  •  Increase awareness of services offered by local community-based organizations
  •  Provide opportunities for career instruction, financial literacy training, academic improvement, and social growth

CCCS works in collaboration with the Department of Youth and Community Development and pays participants the minimum wage pay rate of $7.25.

Don’t worry. We provide the salary; you provide the site.

How about some details?

As an SYEP worksite, you agree to:

  • Provide productive and meaningful work assignments
  • Provide training and supervision
  • Communicate regularly with the community-based organization that placed participants to ensure accurate compensation for hours worked
  • Evaluate your participants and provide adequate feedback and mentoring
  • You can choose Group 1: Youth ages 14-15 or Group 2: Youth ages 16-24.
    • The younger group works 15 work hours plus 5 educational hours per week. (No worries: We provide the educational hours.)
    • Group 2 can work 25 hours a week.

Sounds great. How do I sign up?

Click here to learn more and become a worksite.

Click here to learn more.

Desire, Purpose, Destiny: Embracing the Ache in Our Hearts

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

 By Alice Kenny

Theology-on-Tap NYC is an opportunity for young adults to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment.

It also offers a way to give back.  Please bring non-perishable food donations to help feed hungry New Yorkers.

The next topic is a big one: Desire, Purpose, Destiny:  Embracing the Ache in Our Hearts led by speaker Colin Nykaza.

Where:  Klub 45 Room at Connolly’s Bar, 121 West 45th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, 3rd floor, Manhattan

When:  Monday, March 4, 2013 from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Cost:  It’s free.  Just bring a non-perishable food donation to help our neighbors in need.

Come join us.  No RSVP Needed.

Grab a seat or a bar stool, but get there early because seats fill up fast.

Wonder what to bring?  Here is a list of what food pantries and soup kitchens need most:

 Vegetables • Canned Vegetables
• Vegetable Soups 
 Fruits • Canned Fruits
(in juice or light syrup)
• Dried Fruits
• 100% Fruit Juices
 Proteins • Beans- canned or dry
• Peanut Butter
• Nuts
• Canned Meat
(chicken, beef, ham)
• Canned Fish
(tuna, salmon, sardines)
• Canned Stews
(chicken or beef)
 Grains • Rice
(white, brown, flavored)
• Pasta/noodles
• Dry Cereal and Hot Cereal
(grits, oatmeal, farina)
• Flour/Cornmeal/Baking Mixes
• Whole Wheat Crackers
• Couscous
 Dairy • Dry Milk packets
• Shelf stable milk
• Soy/Almond/Rice Milk
 Other Items • Nutritional Beverages
(Boost, Ensure, Carnation
Instant Breakfast)
• Spices
• Coffee/Tea
• Personal Care Items

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

  • Rusty or Unlabeled Cans
  • Avoid glass containers and all perishable foods
  • Homemade Items
  • Non-commercial Canned Items
  • Non-commercial Packaged Items
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Mixes
  • Open or Used Items

For more information visit www.totnyc.org