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

2017 BHN Grant Awards

In March, Episcopal Charities awarded 61 Basic Human Needs grants, totaling $578,000, a 6% increase over last year. Newly funded programs include a construction job-skills program, ESL instruction for West African immigrants, and restorative justice circles to help victims of crime and their offenders talk about and repair the harm that has occurred. Click here for the complete list.
"When I was in prison . . ."

On April 4, Episcopal Charities and Trinity Wall Street hosted a roundtable discussion for parishes engaged in criminal justice ministry. The conversation was a first step in exploring a future grantmaking partnership to address needs of people in prison, citizens returning to society, and their families. Read more about what we discovered, and e-mail us if your parish is also involved in, or interested in, criminal justice outreach or advocacy.

Spring Sustainability Workshops

Register now for our  May Sustainability Institute Workshop: After Safe Church Training, What Next? This webinar which will help parish outreach programs develop policies and procedures to prevent sexual misconduct and abuse among clients, staff, and volunteers. In June, we will offer an in-person workshop:  Promoting Positive Behavior in Youth. This seminar will equip participants with practical tools and tactics to promote positive behavior and success in the youth you serve. Click here for dates and topics of Fall workshops.
Episcopal Charities Sunday

Each year on Episcopal Charities Sunday, congregations take up a special collection to fight hunger around the Diocese of New York. Contributions are distributed to the food pantries and community kitchens supported by Episcopal Charities.

Many parishes will participate on Mother's Day, May 14. Others may pick a different date. Information packets are being mailed to each parish this week. Let us know if your congregation is joining the effort by registering here
Tribute Dinner to be Held December 4th

Save the evening of Monday, December 4th for Episcopal Charities' Annual Tribute Dinner, to be held in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.  We are pleased to honor Martin J. Sullivan, Operating Partner, Lightyear Capital and Owen D. Thomas, CEO, Boston Properties.  The event is a fundraiser to support the 98 programs of Episcopal Charities, located throughout the Diocese of New York.
Happy Easter from the Board and Staff of Episcopal Charities!
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