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New Research on Why Padua Works

New Research on Why Padua Works

Why We Created Padua There are 100+ federal anti-poverty programs in the United States – siloed by need (housing, food, etc.) and consisting of complicated/confusing requirements and paperwork. For a family trying to get out of poverty, this can be overwhelming. They...

Research Spotlight: How Exactly We “Evaluate”

Research Spotlight: How Exactly We “Evaluate”

We do a lot of work in “R&E,” a term used to define our work in Research and Evaluation. While we’ve spent some time talking about our research, it can be helpful to know what program evaluation looks like.  Evaluation takes the form of an ever-circling 6-part...

Research Spotlight: On Getting Feedback from Those Who Left

Research Spotlight: On Getting Feedback from Those Who Left

The heart of our work is long-term interventions, so keeping clients engaged enhances the effectiveness of our interventions. So when we started noticing students leaving our Stay the Course program after the winter break, we began asking “why?” On the back end, we...

New president at Cristo Rey deals with COVID challenges

New president at Cristo Rey deals with COVID challenges

"We’re in this for the long-term. We’re not going anywhere, our kids aren’t going anywhere, and their problems aren’t going anywhere. We want to form and foster lasting partnerships that will get us through thick or thin." READ MORE

Research Spotlight: Fair Play in Data

Research Spotlight: Fair Play in Data

It’s no secret that societal injustice disproportionately impacts marginalized communities, perpetuating disparities and sustaining imbalances of power. But perhaps lesser-known is that the world of data is no exception. Systems of information collection are designed...

Catholic Charities schedules 2020 Virtual Gala Aug. 29

Catholic Charities schedules 2020 Virtual Gala Aug. 29

Yet, despite these times of uncertainty, CCFW’s commitment to our friends, family and neighbors has never wavered – and that is something to celebrate – in a 2020 Virtual Gala Aug. 29, recognizing 110 years of ending poverty, honor the families who have been assisted...

Research Spotlight: Anti-Poverty During COVID-19

Research Spotlight: Anti-Poverty During COVID-19

The Economy Exists for the Person They say the only constant is change. And so here we all are–separate and yet together–facing challenges, calamities, opportunities, and growth. What we do with what we have control over sheds light on our value systems, our inherent...

Brain science at work

Brain science at work

To be a Catholic Charities Fort Worth client, colleague, or volunteer working side by side with Kimberly Lawrence, LCSW, is to feel safe within the supportive embrace of her twinkling-eyed humor, her air of humility, and her empathetic gaze. It is to be uplifted by...

A Just and Equitable Future

A Just and Equitable Future

Please read this statement from our President and CEO, Michael P. Grace At Catholic Charities Fort Worth, we are deeply grieved and angered by the systemic racism in our country and are committed to being part of the long-overdue change that is needed. Many of our...

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