Casa Cornelia Law Center In 1993, the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus opened Casa Cornelia Law Center (CCLC) to provide quality legal services to indigent victims of human and civil rights violations, and to educate the public on the impact of immigration law and policy on the public good.
Volunteers Needed: Since its founding, Casa Cornelia Law Center has focused on providing legal services directly to immigrant victims. These efforts continue, but the time has also come to assume
an advocacy role by beginning conversations within the non-immigrant community on what
constitutes justice for immigrants. To facilitate this endeavor, CCLC has established its Inn of Court, an association of
attorneys interested in promoting both aspects of CCLC’s mission: legal representation and advocacy. CCLC invites Holy
Child alumnae and friends who are attorneys to join the Inn of Court and become “long distance participants" in a
conversation about what should shape our immigration law and policy. CCLC believes that informed attorneys in the
extended Holy Child family will make a significant contribution within their communities and open the door for
reasoned moral decision making on this important issue. This need is ongoing.
2760 Fifth Street Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92103
South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (LAMP) The Sisters of the Holy Child partnered with seven other congregations of women religious to open the South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (LAMP) in 1994. LAMP provides English as a Second Language and parenting classes from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily. In addition, day care and preschool are offered onsite while parents take classes at LAMP.
Volunteers Needed: LAMP needs volunteers to read to groups of preschool children and to assist in
the infant and toddler rooms.
892 East 48th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The Washington Middle School for Girls The Washington Middle School for Girls (WMSG) was founded in 1998 by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, the National Council of Negro Women, and the Religious of Jesus and Mary. The Washington Middle School for Girls (WMSG) provides tuition-free education to young girls in grades four through eight, who are at risk of leaving school prematurely and are living in an underserved area of Washington, DC. WMSG also offers a graduate support program to its graduates during high school.
Volunteers Needed: WMSG needs volunteers to tutor individual or small groups of students, assist in the library during the school day, and for other professional services as needed (i.e., accounting).
Escuela Fe y Alegría This ministry began in 1995 under the umbrella of the Latin American effort of the Jesuits known as Fe y Alegría. Currently, the project includes a Montessori program for children ages five to seven, adult education classes, and a medical clinic that serves families from the batey, an area of the Dominican Republic that lacks the most basic necessities such as running
water and electricity. Please note that fluency in Spanish is required to volunteer at Fe y Alegría.
St. Martin de Porres High School In 2004, the Sisters of the Holy Child, three other religious congregations, and a parish partnered to open St. Martin de Porres, a co-educational Catholic school providing college-preparatory education to students living in underserved areas of northern Illinois. In this Cristo Rey model school, students work in teams of four one day a week in local businesses, earning a significant portion of their tuition for the school year.
Volunteers Needed: St. Martin’s needs volunteers to tutor students during the school day, assist the college counseling department in guiding juniors and seniors through the college application process, perform outreach to its growing alumni community, organize fundraising events and prepare students, through ongoing training, for the work-study program.
George Rattin 515 S. Martin L. King, Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Cornelia Connelly Center for Education The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus opened the Cornelia Connelly Center for Education in 1993. The school provides girls from low-income families with a strong educational foundation that includes a comprehensive middle school program (Connelly Middle School of the Holy Child), strong support through high school, planning for higher education, and a vibrant alumnae community.
Volunteers Needed: The Cornelia Connelly Center needs volunteers to tutor middle and high
school students during the school day and in the late afternoon, to offer service projects for middle school students, and
to provide cultural experiences.
Cristo Rey New York High School The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus partnered with the Christian Brothers, the Jesuits, and lay women and men to open Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNYHS) in 2004. CRNYHS provides students from low-income families a quality education and real-life work experience that are designed to prepare them for success in college. Students participate in an innovative Corporate Work Study Program, which enables them to finance the majority of the cost of their education. Students work for more than 75 Manhattan companies and organizations as part of five-member job teams. With each student working four days a month, the job team’s income represents a single, full-time job of $29,000 per school year.
Volunteers Needed: Cristo Rey needs volunteers to tutor individual students during the school day, assist with sports after school or help with other co-curricular activities such as the drama, music and art clubs. The school will work with volunteers to match their interest and expertise with the needs of the school.
Hope Partnership for Education Hope is a collaborative effort of the Sisters of the Holy Child and the Sisters of Mercy. In 2002, Hope began as an afterschool program for third and fourth graders, and in 2004, Hope opened a middle school for boys and girls in grades five through eight. Hope offers support to its graduates and provides adult education.
Volunteers Needed: Hope Partnership for Education needs people to tutor math or language arts for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Hope also needs people who can help troubleshoot computer problems and/or teach computer skills to students and staff members during the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Providence Center Providence Center opened in 1993 in a neighborhood where the Sisters of the Holy Child had served for more than 100 years. The center offers English as a Second Language, computer, financial literacy, and sewing classes for adults, an after school program and summer camp for children, a teen mentoring program, a women’s monthly prayer group and retreats.
Volunteers Needed: Volunteers can help children with homework, guide a group discussion to support English skills, work in the office on mailings, and more. Providence Center welcomes volunteers in all program areas.