Archive for January, 2008

Is your program located in ?

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

 Is your program located in one of the following areas?

Essex County:
East Orange, Irvington, Maplewood (part), Montclair (part), Newark (part), Orange, South Orange (part), West Orange (part)

Hudson County:
Bayonne (part), Jersey City (part)

Union County:
Elizabeth, Hillside, Linden (part), Rahway, Roselle, Union Township (part)

Let your concerns be heard on  Wednesday, January 30th you are invited to participate  on a call with Laverne Alexander, from Rep. Payne’s office.  

 I am writing to inform you of an upcoming opportunity to inform your Congressman of the importance of after-school programs and influence the legislative process.  The New Jersey Afterschool Alliance has been working with the Alliance for Children and Families public policy office to schedule a call with Representative Payne’s key education staffer Laverne Alexander.  The call will take place on Wednesday, January 30th at 10:30 AM.  

 The federal government currently grants over a billion dollars in after-school funding.  Continued efforts will work to focus Congress’s attention on afterschool during the No Child Left Behind reauthorization process.  The conference call will allow providers to educate staffers about their programs and discuss their successes and challenges.

 The Alliance for Children and Families is arranging afterschool calls across the country with every member of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education.  As an organization that represents over 500 social service organizations across the country, many of whom are after-school providers, the Alliance for Children and Families is committed to maintaining and improving after-school legislation.

 The call should last for approximately 45 minutes.  The first twenty minutes will include four short presentations, and the final part of the call will give everyone an opportunity to make comments.  To learn more about after-school and the status of No Child Left Behind reauthorization you can : CLICK HERE .

 If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to

 Also, feel free to pass this e-mail on to others in the 10th district. You do not need to be in Rep. Payne’s district to be on the call.  Let your concerns be heard!

 Call-In Information:

*  Call with Laverne Alexander, Rep. Payne
*  Date: Wednesday, January 30
*  Time: 10:30 AM
*  Phone Number: 1-866-228-9900 (toll free)
*  Passcode: 393354#

Be An Advocate For Afterschool!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Dear New Jersey Afterschool Providers and Stakeholders,

 It is not to late to register for the call .  Let me know if you want to participate!   You may listen in -and be an advocate for afterschool.

Thank you all for agreeing to participate in this Thursday’s call with Representative Holt’s key education staffer Chris Hartmann.  If you haven’t already, please feel free to look at our analysis of No Child Left Behind and after-school: .

 Call-In Information:

 ·  Call with Chris Hartmann, Rep. Holt’s office

·  Date: Thursday, January 24, 2008

·  Time: 10:55 AM

·  Phone Number: 1-866-228-9900 (toll free)

·  Passcode: 393354#

 Agenda For Call:

     * Patrick Lester, Alliance for Children and Families:

-Introduction and purpose of the call 

    * Marci Rubin, West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, Princeton Junction

-Description of her program, how funding can support middle school programs and additional students in her community

     * Tina Blackledge, Trenton Afterschool Program

-Discussion of her after-school program, workforce issues, and funding concerns 

    * Jim McGlynn, Citizen Schools Newark

-Overview of Citizen Schools and discussion of expanded learning time and the T-FELAS Act

     * Susan Martz, New Jersey Department of Education, Director of the Office of Program Support Services

-Will provide a state-wide perspective about the 21st Century Community Learning Center program

 You may listen in!  Let the folks in Washington know what you need!

I look forward to hearing from all of you on Thursday.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

 Helen Eisner

Policy Analyst

Alliance for Children and Families

United Neighborhood Centers of America

1001 Connecticut Ave., NW

Suite 601

Washington, DC 20036

202-429-0400 x 21 (office)

202-429-0178 (fax)


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008


The Afro-American Historical Society researches, collects, preserves, and exhibits Afro-American history and culture relating to Jersey City, the state of New Jersey, and beyond.
Explore the museum’s collections with its director, Neal Brunson, followed by a light, catered lunch. $10 per person.

Reservations and prepayment are required by February 1, 2008.
DATE: February 9, 2008
TIME: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
LOCATION: Afro-American Historical Society Museum
Greenville Public Library
1841 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Directions will be available upon registration
RSVP: 973-596-8500 ext. 234

Check out their web site:


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

 Due to an oversight in the original posting of the New Jersey
Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Children’s Justice Act
Grant, the call for proposals has been extended to February 5th,
2008.  The accompanying document to this RFP, the NJ Task Force
on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Justice Act, Three Year
Plan 2006-2009 can now be found on the DCF web site.

Please visit if you are interested
in this announcement. (If the link does not take you directly to
our Web site, please copy and paste the address in your Web

If you want to change the email address we have listed for you or
know of anyone who would like to be added to our email list,
please share this information with them.  Requests to be added to
our email distribution list should be sent to:



Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

CRC     Community Resource Council presents….
How to…
? Find grants to support your agency’s programs and services
? Interpret grant applications and your chances of winning
? Understand the structure of a typical grant
Tuesday, February 5th, 9 am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, February 14th, 1:00 to 4:00 pm Tuesday, February 26th, 9 am to 12:00 noon
Can’t attend? More dates are scheduled for March. Call 201-343-1043 to ask!
Fee: $65.00 per person (make check payable to Community Resource Council)
Location: CRC Office, 387 Main Street, Hackensack (street parking)
Special dates may be arranged for groups of 6 or more at $50 per person

Who should attend? This course is
designed for people interested in seeking
grant funds to support non-profit agencies
and to operate programs and services. Basic
grant seeking and grant writing techniques
can be used by teachers, therapists, parents,
caregivers, social workers, professionals, and
volunteers. Editing services can be arranged
for organizations drafting grant submissions.
Comprehensive instruction can also be
arranged for staff members and other
interested persons.

Questions? Write to Barbara at or call her
at 201-343-1043.

Name: ______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
Day Phone: _________________________________
Evening Phone: _____________________________
Email: ______________________________________
Date Chosen: _______________________________
If first choice is sold out, my second choice is:

? Enclose check for $65 (payable to CRC)
Mail to: Community Resource Council
387 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ  07601