Education

Union County College Foundation's Third Annual Close the Gap Cocktail Reception Set for July

0b459560b0035ce9bf20_close_the_gap__2_.jpg
The late Assemblyman Jerry Green addressed the audience at last year’s Close the Gap Cocktail Reception while Assemblyman Jamel Holley waited to express his support of the campaign.
0b459560b0035ce9bf20_close_the_gap__2_.jpg

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County College Foundation is hosting their Third Annual "Close the Gap” Cocktail Reception on July 11 in the Victor M. Richel Student Commons on the Cranford campus.

The campaign supports the College’s strategic initiative to help shrink the achievement gap that exists for African American students and will also provide financial assistance to help those students complete their degree on time.

This year’s event is being held in memory of Assemblyman Jerry Green. In 2015, when he learned about the low graduation rates among African American male students, Assemblyman Green joined Assemblyman Jamel Holley and a number of Foundation Board members to support the College’s strategic initiative to close the achievement gap. According to the Union County College Foundation, Green's leadership and dedication to the students has had a dramatic impact on student success.

Sign Up for E-News

Since the start of the campaign three years ago, over $100,000 has been invested in scholarships, grant support, and emergency funding for students who are on course to graduate.  The graduation rates for African American male students have more than tripled since the start of the campaign. With the growth of campaign support, the Foundation is now also able to provide financial support to the College’s African American female students. 

The opportunity exists for businesses and individuals to participate either as event sponsors or to purchase individual tickets.

For more information about supporting this year’s event, please call (908) 709-7505 or go to https://www.ucc.edu/union-county-college-foundation/ways-to-give/annual-campaigns/.

TAPinto Linden is Linden's free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TAPintoLinden/ and Twitter @TAPintoLinden

Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Linden

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_0343ccd97e932263077c_book_signing_flyer_7.28.18

Sat, July 28, 4:00 PM

Savannah's Southern Belle Restaurant , Linden

Book Signing Party

Carousel_image_b0b65120854e19316ff2_lhs_advertisement-flyer_for_8-25-2018_indoor_alumni_picnic

Sat, August 25, 12:00 PM

Linden Banquet Hall, Linden

LHS 9th Alumni Indoor Picnic

Community Calendar Education Other

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

NEWS NEARBY – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% year over year. Since its founding in 1997, Komen North Jersey has awarded nearly $19 million to local community programs in nine North Jersey counties ...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)

 

A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...