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Take Action – Stand in solidarity with Syrian refugees

By Eric L. Steckel In the wake of the tragic events in Paris on November 13, 2015, Catholic Charities of the East Bay urges the community to stand in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of Syrians and others displaced by the violence in their homeland. While...

Christopher Martinez Selected Chief Program Officer

It is with much joy that I announce that Christopher Martinez has been selected as our new Chief Program Officer (CPO). Christopher joined Catholic Charities of the East Bay in October, 2014 as Director of Legal Immigration Services. He is very passionate and...

Transforming Lives: Growing “Christ’s Church In the Street”

As our guests began arriving at the Concord Hilton for our very first “Transforming Lives Annual Fundraising Luncheon,” there was a buzz in the air. Our staff could feel it, our board members could feel it, and our guests were beginning to get the sense that this was...

How the Catholic Church Is Taking the Lead On Immigration

Some might chalk it up to the Pope Francis effect. Others might contend that the issue of immigration is truly top of mind for Americans. Whatever the case, turnout at the October 17th free citizenship and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) workshops at the...
“Love thy neighbor” – My Calling to Be In Service to Others

“Love thy neighbor” – My Calling to Be In Service to Others

By Buyisile Nzima My name is Buyisile Nzima. I’m a 24-year old female born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have spent most of my life in service of others. It is something that my mother taught me, not so much through words, but through deeds. She has a...