ELIZABETH, NJ - On Wednesday, May 25, Civic Nights Young Professionals hosted a networking event that, in addition to providing a means for young professionals to connect, also combined charity in the form of a collection for Cinderella’s Closet. The event was hosted by former Roselle School Board Member Naima Ricks at First Republic in Elizabeth, NJ.

“We are so grateful,” said Rosi Jackson, a manager from the Union County One Stop Center who manages Cinderella’s Closet, “We have never had a collection like this in our 15 years of existence.”

Civic Knights hosts networking events quarterly with the tradition of combining networking with charitable service. In the past they have collected coats for the needy, dry and canned goods for food pantries, and during Thanksgiving collected money for a large-scale turkey donation.

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Civic Knights was founded by Township of Union resident Mohamed Jalloh, a Union County Freeholder and principle at the law firm of Jalloh and Jalloh, LLC. 

The mission of the Civic Knights is to create a world of service, where professionals who are successful in their industries are also focused on giving back to the community through various service-oriented projects. As an organization, they provide each Knight with the knowledge, tools and resources to independently run and create their own community initiatives, thereby creating a world of service dedicate to providing working opportunities; teaching leadership and professional skills; providing mentors and a mentoring experience; community service initiatives; networking and self improvement; and physical and mental wellness.

For more information on Civic Knights or to get more information on the Young Professionals network, please visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/civicknights.