News Articles about Casserly House


Serving the Needy In Roslindale

Our Director, Jen Reis, visits "This Is The Day" on Catholic TV to talk about Casserly House!


IVC & JVC Volunteers Work Together to Build Up Lives of Immigrants and One Another

A great read about the special relationship between Casserly House's Ignatian Volunteers (retirement age) and Jesuit Volunteers (just out of college). The article focuses on Ryan Anna (2014 After School Coordinator) and Jim McCarthy (who will be honored at the Modonna Della Strada Award Ceremony this April)


Shooting Survivor Happy to be American Citizen

Hawa Barry’s new life in the land of opportunity began with an American nightmare more than a decade ago — a gangbanger’s stray bullet struck her belly, killing her unborn baby while she rode on the MBTA. But the horror of that night in 2003 never deterred the West African native, and now, after years of struggling to overcome the trauma, she has achieved her dream: U.S. citizenship.


Commissioner Evans Suprises Kids and Cops at Softball Game in West Roxbury

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Sister Nancy from the Casserly House in Roslindale brought several of her students to Billings Field in West Roxbury to take on members of the Boston Police Department in an exciting game of softball. While she was expecting to see officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) and members of the command staff, she was surprised when Commissioner Evans showed up, took off his suit coat and walked on the field for an at bat.


Recruit Officers from Class #55-15 Make a Special Visit to the Casserly House in Roslindale

Recruit officers from Class #55-15 recently stopped by the Casserly House in Roslindale to read to the kids in the after school program. But, in the process, the recruits also got a taste of and greater understanding of the importance of community policing. 


Mayor Marty Walsh Visits Casserly House

The Casserly House was alive with enthusiasm as neighbors came together to welcome Mayor Marty Walsh on his first visit
since becoming Mayor of Boston. When all were gathered, Nancy Braceland, CSJ, shared a little about the history of Casserly
House and the positive changes in the local area since 2000 when Casserly House opened as a presence in this neighborhood.


Turkey Time: Officers in West Roxbury Deliver Dinner Supplies As Families Prepare for Thanksgiving

Tuesday November 24, 2015, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) went door to door for their annual turkey dinner giveaway.  The event was sponsored by the West Roxbury Business and Professional Association, the YMCA and Ethos/AgeWell. 


DA Conley Delivers $2500 in Seized Drug Money to Roslindale Non-Profit

As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley visited Casserly House to hand-deliver a check for $2,500 to help the Roslindale non-profit’s afterschool and summer camp programs.  The grant is one of 18 that Conley will provide this year to non-profit youth service agencies to fund programs that help Suffolk County kids and teens stay away from drugs, gangs, and dangerous behavior.


the Boston Globe focused on Pope Francis and Casserly House's role in walking with the poor

Sister Nancy Braceland, of Casserly House in Roslindale, has long ministered to the needy. The wood-carved sign by the front door reads “Rooted in Boston. Open to the World.” Sister Nancy lives upstairs with two other nuns who have jobs elsewhere to help pay for the house. Working with volunteers and her fellow nuns, Sister Nancy ministers to the needs of the community. In the mornings, they run ESL and citizenship classes for adult immigrants out of Casserly’s first floor; in the afternoons, homework tutoring sessions for neighborhood kids.


"The Roslindale Transcript" featuring our students with regards to how they celebrate Thanksgiving

Many of the new immigrants taking classes at Roslindale’s Casserly House this year are bringing their own traditions to Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday that most said they had never heard of before arriving in this country.


Sister Nancy Braceland, CSJ, being named Roslindale Citizen of the Month

"Rooted in Boston, Open to the World." This motto of Casserly House in Roslindale could also be the personal motto of Sister Nancy Braceland, CSJ. Sister Nancy was born in Newton, the middle of eight children. She has been a Catholic School teacher, served in Latin America in numerous capacities, and helped immigrants to this country through Catholic Charities, before joining with her fellow sisters to start Casserly House in 2000. 


Sister Nancy being honored by the Rotary Club

True to the Rotary International Club’s motto of “Service above Self,” three locals who were honored for their community service efforts were quick to deflect praise onto the other honorees.