‘Celebrating Unity in Our Community’ event will bring together residents, community partners

Media Contact: Rena Daly rdaly@cc-md.org

28 Mar 17 12:00 AM CDT

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is hosting an event on April 6 to celebrate successes in a number of programs focused on education, workforce development, public safety and access to healthy food. Titled “Celebrating Unity in Our Community,” the event will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Pennsylvania Triangle Park at 1526 N. Fremont Ave., across the street from St. Peter Claver Church.

The event coincides with National Youth Violence prevention week and will highlight efforts to prevent youth violence in Baltimore.

Invited guests include local politicians, community partners working side-by-side with Catholic Charities to create positive conditions in W. Baltimore, donors and residents of the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.

A number of Catholic Charities programs are located in Sandtown-Winchester, and will be represented at the event, including Safe Streets, the St. Edward Workforce Development Center, Catholic Charities Head Start of Baltimore City and the Community Connections Food Pantries. The food pantries operate in partnership with several area churches, including St. Cecilia, Immaculate Conception Baltimore, St Edward, St. Gregory the Great, St Peter Claver and St. Pius V.

“This fantastic event recognizes and celebrates the remarkable work being done in Sandtown-Winchester and throughout West Baltimore to improve the lives of our neighbors and to help bring greater opportunity to our community,” said Bill McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. “We are committed to our partnership with the residents of West Baltimore, working together to create a Baltimore where each person has the chance to excel and thrive.”

About Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is Maryland’s largest private provider of human services, offering assistance to children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants and seniors without regard to religion, race or other circumstances. Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, the more than 80 programs of Catholic Charities improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Marylanders each year. Catholic Charities continues a legacy of charity and compassion that began with the establishment of the Catholic Church in Baltimore in 1789. For more information, please visit www.cc-md.org.

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