Read on for summer program photos and highlights, to learn more about our next workshop and more!

Fall E-News from Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York

How I Spent My Summer. . . 

From music lessons in the Catskills to camp for immigrant children in Port Chester, to reading enrichment in the Bronx, Episcopal Charities funded 15 parish-based youth programs in July and August, focusing on the arts, academics, and recreation. The programs are a godsend for low-income children and their working parents, who would otherwise struggle to afford high-quality care and enrichment activities when school is not in session.  Click here to see a photo gallery and read highlights from the summer.
Welcome New Board and Advisory Committee Members

Please join us in welcoming ten new Board and Advisory Committee members. Joining our Board of Directors are Matthew Ailey, Sarah Beshar, Andrew Horrocks, Doug Schimmel, Campbell Wharton, and Paul Zumbro. As our new Advisory Committee Chair, Currie Estreich will also be serving as an ex-officio member of the Board. Our Advisory Committee now includes The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate, Clarissa Davis-Igle, The Rev. Canon Susan C. Harriss, and Melina Smith. Click  here to read more about our leadership team.
Volunteer Pilot Program

When we ask parishes about their greatest outreach needs, they often reply: Volunteers! In response, Episcopal Charities has launched a pilot program to match volunteers with outreach programs in Manhattan and the Bronx. After a six-month pilot phase, we hope to expand to other regions of the diocese. Read more about the program, or complete our volunteer application for individuals or groups. Meet volunteer coordinator Rachel Crosby and read about other staff changes here.
Register for October Training

Our October Sustainability Institute Workshop is  Making Sense of Mysterious Behavior: Mental Health in Feeding Programs and Food Pantries .  It takes place on Saturday, October 14 in Manhattan and Saturday, October 21 in Poughkeepsie. Registration info is available  here . Episcopal Charities' workshops are open to anyone in the Diocese who serves as a parish outreach staff member or volunteer. September's workshop was  Mission Before Money: Making Your Case, and Making the Ask . Click  here  for a recap.
BHN Grant Proposals Due Tomorrow

Proposals for  Basic Human Needs  (BHN) grants are arriving fast and furious, with the application deadline tomorrow, October 6 at 5 pm!  BHN grants fund parish-based human services programs including  community kitchens  and  food pantries health and wellness  programs including eldercare, homeless shelters; and a number of  skills-building programs , including English as a second language classes, job skills training, re-entry assistance for the formerly incarcerated, and more. Grant awards will be announced in late January 2018. 
Join Us for our Annual Tribute Dinner

Tickets and tables are now available for purchase for our Annual Tribute Dinner, on Monday December 4 in the spectacular Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This year we honor Martin J. Sullivan of Lightyear Capital and Owen D. Thomas of Boston Properties. Please join us for this inspirational event celebrating our honorees and our mission to transform the lives of those in need!

For more information, or to purchase tables or tickets, please click here or contact Amalia Vavala at 212-316-7575.
New Grantseekers' Orientation

We now offer monthly online information sessions for anyone interested in applying for an Episcopal Charities grant. The training is appropriate whether you're an old hand at grant seeking or have never written a proposal, whether your parish is pursuing funding for a well-established outreach project or just beginning to plan a new ministry.  Visit our website for more information.
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