EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Family Success Center will be hosting a Juneteenth “Family Freedom Day” at the Ambrose Mansion 182 South Harrison St., East Orange this Saturday, June 23rd 12:00 - 5:00 PM.
Juneteenth is a celebration of African-American history and heritage. This American holiday commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas that liberated the last remaining slaves in the United States.
Independence: A Family of Services - East Orange Family Success Center
A Family of Services is a 46-year-old multi service community organization that has operated the East Orange Family Success Center (EOFSC) for over 36 years and has worked with over 3,500 families in the last decade. IFS Directors and staff in the EOFSC have worked with neighborhood residents to address the many elements required to help families thrive. Working with families who are living at or below the poverty level demands a great deal of organization and creativity. The staff has consistently sought and established partnerships that benefit the families it serves. In its work the staff has also documented the needs of the community and identified emerging trends.