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East Orange Homeless Shelter Gets Extreme Makeover

May 24, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - After having served over 200K of the most desperate individuals in Essex County, Isaiah House will soon be getting a much needed renovation. For the 100+ residents of the family shelter it means that the roof over their heads and the rooms the congregate in daily will be getting a New Jersey version of “Extreme Home Makeover”.   

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Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ Funds JVS’ Move to Contemporary New Facility  

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ recently announced that they’ve provided the necessary funding for Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) to relocate to a new, modern facility which will allow the nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization to enhance the services that it provides to a ...

First-Ever Women's Luncheon To Fight Childhood Hunger

​HILLSIDE, NJ – The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host its first-ever Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. Due to the generous event sponsorship of Kings Food Markets, and support from the Luncheon’s Chairwomen and others, the FoodBank expects to raise more than $150,000, enough funds to provide over 23,300 Family ...

The 1st Annual "Newark Girls Rock" Movement

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Saturday, May 6, 2017 the Tribeca House in partnership with East Orange based Sierra House, Inc. and S.P.A.R.K.L.E. for Life will host Newark Girls Rock. 

The goal of Newark Girls Rock is for young girls to have the tools they need to empower themselves. Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States of America, said, "Every girl, no matter where she ...

Jazz House Kids and Community Volunteers Take Time Out to Pamper Exceptional Children from Newark

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Monday, Jazz House Kids, the Bravitas/Silver Family Foundation and a group of community partners, pampered 50 Students, parents and caregivers from the John F. Kennedy School, an ungraded special education district-wide program, in Newark. 

Located at the Vault, at 491 Bloomfield Ave., community volunteer partners came together to pamper students and their ...

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, JVS is celebrating its Clients from the Organization’s Career Discovery Program

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) is celebrating its clients from the organization’s Career Discovery Program. The program trains individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to obtain competitive employment within the community and ultimately earn above minimum wage.

As of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control ...

Montclair Mayor Jackson Single-Handedly Cleaning Up Montclair Park, Inspires Others

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson had no idea that his decision to walk around Montclair's Glenfield Park picking up trash would inspire others to do the same.

Dennis Crawley, a longtime 4th ward resident, said that he saw Mayor Jackson in Glenfield Park picking up trash for two days straight. He said, "I saw that he was in the park with a trash bag picking ...

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Curbing Hunger Inc. Seeks Partners to Conduct Food Drives

May 25, 2017

NEW JERSEY - The organization that launched a tremendously successful food-collection program in Somerset County is inviting all New Jersey residents to help fight hunger around the state.

Curbing Hunger Inc., which is conducting its 23rd annual food drive in Somerset County this June, is looking to partner with hunger agencies, civic groups, faith-based organizations, clubs and ...