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Knights Donate Wheelchairs to Agencies Across the State(Andy Telli, Tennessee Register)

Posted 10/23/2015

Knights of Columbus in Middle and East Tennessee have received a shipment of 114 wheelchairs they are distributing to nursing homes, adult day care centers, to veterans groups and others. The latest shipment is the sixth the Tennessee Knights have distributed in partnership with the American Wheelchair Mission. Three of the shipments have been delivered to Tennessee, two … read more >>

Catholic Charities Accepting Applications from Nonprofits for Economic Development and Community Development Grants: Grants range from $25,000 to $75,000

Posted 10/07/2015

Catholic Charities of Tennessee is accepting applications from Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations for economic development and community development grants worth $25,000 to $75,000 to be awarded in 2016 by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). The pre-application and application process runs until November 1, 2015. For more information, go … read more >>

Ed Johnston, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia & Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Slated for Spirit of Service Award

Posted 10/05/2015

Longtime community volunteer and former Father Ryan High School instructor Ed Johnston, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will be honored with the Spirit of Service Award on Wednesday, October 21, at the 2015 Celebration of Mission to Service. The Celebration, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Tennessee and Saint Mary Villa … read more >>

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2016 (The Vatican)

Posted 10/04/2015

"I desire mercy, and not sacrifice" (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee 1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelizedIn the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that "the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and … read more >>

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 >>

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