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Holy Father's Speeches and Homilies in the United States

Posted 09/24/2015

Click here for a link providing written copies of all of Pope Francis' homilies and speeches while in the United States in September. … read more >>

Tennessee Expected to Receive Syrian Refugees (Stephanie Carson, Public News Service - TN)

Posted 09/15/2015

Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months. The Tennessee Office for Refugees, based in Nashville, is waiting for more information on the families it will help relocate and Holly Johnson, spokeswoman for the organization, says they are prepared to assist those … read more >>

Syrian Woman Finds Refuge In Nashville (Rebecca Schleicher, WTVF-News Channel 5)

Posted 09/14/2015

In what looks like any other apartment in Antioch, NewsChannel 5 found the unofficial Syrian capital of Middle Tennessee. Kinan Alrifai's home was destroyed. Her father and mother were the only other ones who have made it to America so far."You are all the time scared that maybe you will die from one second to another, you can't know anything," Alrifai … read more >>

Catholic Charities Jobs Program Creates Sewing Training Academy (Ned Andrew Solomon, Tennessee Register; Photo by Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 09/11/2015

From all appearances, Nashville is the latest boom town. People of all ages are moving here, and rents and home prices reflect that. New businesses are opening up; in fact whole industries are blooming, seemingly overnight. All of this positive commotion has had an impact on Catholic Charities too, specifically its 4-year-old jobs training initiative for refugees, … read more >>

Sewing Training Academy Opens on East Side (Nashville Post)

Posted 09/03/2015

Catholic Charities of Tennessee's Sewing Training Academy has opened in East Nashville at 1210 Davidson St.According to a release, CCofT, Nashville Fashion Alliance and Nashville/Smithville-based Omega Apparel Inc. have collaborated to oversee the academy, which is expected to yield workers for the city's burgeoning fashion industry."I am ready to put the graduates … read more >>

Sewing Academy Looks to Boost Nashville Fashion Scene (Forrest Sanders, WSMV - Channel 4)

Posted 09/02/2015

A ribbon cutting Wednesday marked the opening of the Catholic Charities of Tennessee Sewing Training Academy.The academy is a collaboration between Catholic Charities, the Nashville Fashion Alliance and Omega Apparel Inc. Some local brands and shops say the arrival marks a major turn in a growing Nashville fashion scene."Nashville's growing, and the community art scene … read more >>

Refugees Train For Jobs In Nashville's Emerging Fashion Industry (Story & Photo by Nina Cardona, WPLN)

Posted 09/02/2015

The newly formed Nashville Fashion Alliance cut the ribbon today on a new training program, meant to rebuild the number of skilled garment workers. But the classes have a double purpose: They're operated by Catholic Charities and intended to help immigrants and refugees find work.Ten students at a time will take the three-week course, tucked into the back corner of … read more >>

New Sewing Training Academy Opens in East Nashville (E. J. Boyer, Nashville Business Journal online)

Posted 09/02/2015

Local business leaders and elected officials gathered today in a warehouse in East Nashville to open Catholic Charities of Tennessee's Sewing Training Academy, a new initiative that aims to provide skilled workers for Nashville's growing apparel manufacturing industry.The training academy, which has the capacity to graduate 24 skilled workers every four weeks, is … read more >>

Nashville Sewing Academy Aims to Fill Workforce Gaps (Lizzy Alfs, The Tennessean online)

Posted 09/02/2015

A major challenge Nashville's growing fashion community faces is the lack of resources on the commercial side of the industry.Only a few local manufacturers offer small-scale production for emerging designers, and a skills gap makes it difficult for those apparel manufacturers to find trained workers.Enter Nashville's new Sewing Training Academy.Months in the works, the … read more >>

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For Sewing Training Academy (WTVF - News Channel 5)

Posted 09/02/2015

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the Catholic Charities of Tennessee Sewing Training Academy.The academy was the product of a partnership that was intended to bring skilled workers to a growing industry in Music City.The center was built through a partnership between the Catholic Charities, The Nashville Fashion Alliance and Omega Apparel.It was designated … read more >>

Sewing Academy Provides Training for Growing Fashion Industry: Mayor Dean to cut ribbon on new center Wednesday

Posted 08/29/2015

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will cut the ribbon on Wednesday to open Catholic Charities of Tennessee's Sewing Training Academy, a new initiative designed to provide skilled employees for Nashville's growing apparel manufacturing industry.The Academy is the result of a unique collaboration between Catholic Charities, the Nashville Fashion Alliance (NFA), and Omega Apparel Inc., … read more >>

Franklin Entrepreneur Honored for Volunteerism (Allstate Foundation)

Posted 08/20/2015

Imagine taking a precious baby into your home, caring for her as your own, getting attached, then placing her with another adoptive family a few months later. That's what Franklin Allstate Agency Owner Calvin Bishop and his wife, Cathy, have done for Mercy Ministries and Catholic Charities of Tennessee with 12 infants over the past three years. Bishop also devotes time to … read more >>

United Way and the Power of Partnership in Nashville (Lisa Hooker Campbell and Eric Dewey for The Tennessean)

Posted 08/19/2015

Catholic Charities of Tennessee is proud to be a United Way of Metropolitan Nashville partner, working together to make good things happen in our community. We truly appreciate the program support and insights we receive from United Way and its "investors" throughout the area. Thank you!In a city like Nashville, where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives and … read more >>

Charities Program Receives Grant from Peyton Manning's Foundation (Tennessee Register)

Posted 08/14/2015

Catholic Charities of Tennessee has received a $7,500 grant from Peyton Manning's PeyBack Foundation for the South Nashville Family Resource Center's "Recipes for Success" tutoring program. The funds will be used to purchase iPad Minis for the program and school supplies and backpacks for program participants."Technology grants are often hard to … read more >>

Catholic Charities Receives Grant to Help Homeless Families (Tennessee Register)

Posted 08/14/2015

Catholic Charities of Tennessee has received a $27,000 Emergency Solutions Grant award from the Metropolitan (Nashville/Davidson County) Development and Housing Agency to support the agency's work to rapidly rehouse homeless families through its Family Empowerment program."The grant is to be used to rapidly rehouse individuals housed in shelters or living on … read more >>

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