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Student Advocate from Elizabeth Receives Email from President Obama

February 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Kason Little 18, and a “Student Advocate” at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy in Elizabeth received a surprise when he opened his email to find a response from President Obama.

According to Little, he emailed President Barack Obama in October to let him know how much he is missed and thanking him for his hardships and sacrifices he made for our ...

Two Local Non-Profits Seek Support for People with Disabilities and Others Left Homeless by Fire

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – Two local non-profit organizations are working together to find housing and other needs for many residents that were left homeless when a fire ripped through their apartment building on 3rd Avenue in Roselle. 

The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Feb. 3 on the third floor of the apartment complex and quickly spread throughout the building.

24th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Classic Raises Much Needed Funds for Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

ELIZABETH, NJ – The 24th Annual Hoops to End Homelessness was another night of exciting basketball when six local teams paired off to compete to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition’s programs, in particular, its Operation Warm Heart Program, a winter shelter program for the chronically homeless.

The event took place Feb. 3 at the Dunn Sports Center on Pearl Street. Two teams of Union ...

New Jersey's Leading Reentry Program Opens Site in Hackensack, First in Bergen County

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Dozens gathered on Hudson Street Friday morning at the Grand Opening of a new employment training center for recently released prisoners hoping to start on the path toward a new life. Operated by the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, a nonprofit organization which aids former criminals as they assimilate back into society, the center joins existing NJRC locations in ...

Performers with Disabilities to Host Cabaret-style Show to Raise Money for Programs

ELIZABETH, NJ - Musicians and singers with and without disabilities will perform in a very special cabaret-style show to help raise funds to support the programs and services of Community Access Unlimited (CAU). 

Performers from CAU's Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) enrolled in the Music Appreciation or Theater and Performance programs, members of the CAU Rocks band ...

Two Elizabeth Women Named as Union County Women of Excellence Awardees

Union County, NJ - The Union County Commission on the Status of Women has announced the recipients of the 2018 Women of Excellence Awards that includes two Elizabeth women Maria Carvalho, and Dr. Ludovina Archeval.

The Women of Excellence Awards honor women who have distinguished themselves in the fields of arts and humanities, business/entrepreneurial, community service, education, ...

New Jersey Re-entry Corporation Opens Doors in Elizabeth to Help Court-Involved Individuals Get a New Start

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and more.

Located at 214-A Commerce Place in Elizabeth, is the newest branch of the New Jersey Re-entry ...

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s Celebrates Annual “Three Kings Day” at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

ELIZABETH, NJ – For the eighth consecutive year, the Annual Three Kings Day Celebration was held at Trinitas Regional Medical Center to support the children of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs.

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano’s background inspired her to bring the Three Kings Day tradition to Trinitas eight years ago. Typically celebrated on Jan. 6, but delayed this ...

24 Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Fundraiser Coming in February

ELIZABETH, NJ—Basketball season is just getting started, and the 24 Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Classic, an exciting afternoon-into-evening of hearty hoops, is being held on February 3, 2018, at the Dunn Sports Center on Pearl Street.  

The event benefits the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, in particular, its Operation Warm Heart Program, which is a ...

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Sixteen at-risk youth celebrate one year of stability and new beginning

February 15, 2018

Young people living within New Jersey's child welfare system face daunting odds – often moving from foster family to group home to support program yet never finding their place, sometimes traveling with their belongings in a plastic garbage bag.

"The analogy is not lost on them," said Tanya Johnson, senior assistant executive director, youth services, at the nonprofit ...