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April 2014 eNews


In these early spring days of renewal, it's natural to celebrate the energy and gifts of our young people. And thanks to you, Episcopal Charities is helping our parishes do more than ever for the valuable and vulnerable youth in our communities. In this issue of our eNews, you'll read a few examples of the incredible work happening around our Diocese - and about the grants, professional development workshops, and volunteer opportunities that you've helped to make possible. 

Thank you!

                    John Talty, President                          
Click to read the full letter 
An Appeal from Bishop Dietsche and Bishop Chilton
This year, nearly 5,000 children and teens will build friendships and broaden their horizons through youth programs supported by Episcopal Charities. Many of these programs enliven their communities with theater productions, school partnerships, choir recitals and even circus performances. Your bishops invite you to join them in supporting Episcopal Charities' youth programs. 100% of your gift will be used to directly fund programs that brighten futures and strengthen communities. Please give as generously as possible.  

In The Moment
video - Cecelia
Click to WATCH: Cecelia celebrates her return home

Eduardo Jey

Coming Home after Hurricane Sandy

Last fall, we visited the home of Cecelia Hernandez. At the time, it was damaged and unliveable due to Sandy. Today, Cecelia's home is one of more than 40 homes restored by the coordinated efforts of Episcopal churches on Staten Island and volunteers from across the nation - made possible in part thanks to your support through Episcopal Charities. This month, Cecelia moved home - and you can watch the coverage on NY1 News by clicking the image above!

Congratulations, Eduardo and Jey!


Eduardo (L) and Jey (R), students at the Washington Heights Choir School (Holyrood Church), have been accepted to the prestigious Saint Thomas Choir School next fall. We're looking forward to seeing where they go from here!


Congratulations to the staff and volunteers at WHCS - your dedication to these boys has really paid off!


Episcopal Charities Sunday

Join congregations throughout the Diocese of New York in celebrating Episcopal Charities Sunday on Mother's Day, May 11th, and help support the 45 parish-affiliated feeding programs operating in the Diocese. Hundreds of thousands of people in all corners of the Diocese directly benefit from Episcopal Charities Sunday, many of them children and the elderly.


We appreciate your past support and hope that you will again participate in this year's Episcopal Charities Sunday offering. Click here to get started!

$280K in Grants Awarded to Youth Programs
Episcopal Charities is proud to announce that we've awarded Youth Opportunity grants to 39 programs, totaling $280,000, a 5% increase from last year's grant. Thanks to YOUR support, these grants are helping our parishes do more than ever to transform the lives of our young people. That means more children flourishing, learning, and making lifelong connections in our parishes' summer camps, arts programs, and academic enrichment programs. 
Volunteer Opportunities!

Do you have a passion for education and young people? St. Ann's Church in the Bronx (295 St. Ann's Ave) is seeking volunteer tutors for their after school program. It runs Monday through Friday from 3-5:30pm. The directors prefer that volunteers serve two days a week, but they can accommodate other schedules. 

Call Wendy Canas at 718-585-5632 to sign up.


To see all current volunteer opportunities, click here. If you're interested in helping to expand the long-term capabilities of a program, consider exploring the Episcopal Charities Consultant Corps.
Looking Ahead
Go Project YA Volunteer
Click here to watch a short talk about All Our Children!
Click the image to watch a short talk about All Our Children!
St. Andrew's After School, Bronx

The Church Club of New York's new award program recognizes young adults for exceptional missionary service in the Diocese, and includes a $1,000 honorarium. 

Nominations are accepted until April 15 - applications are available here

All Our Children National Network Conference


May 27-29, All Our Children (AOC) initiative partners from around the country will convene for a national conference in Baltimore, focusing on parish partnerships that enhance public education. We'll be there with several representatives from our funded programs. Click here to learn more, and let us know if you'd like to join us!

Sustainability Institute


Episcopal Charities' 
next Sustainability Institute workshop will focus on the effects of trauma on child development, and how youth outreach programs can respond and help. All our workshops are open to all parishes of the Diocese of New York. Save the date! Saturday, June 7 in Manhattan and Saturday, June 14 in Poughkeepsie. 

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