Archive for August, 2008

Time for Lights On Afterschool!

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Lights On Afterschool

The Empire State Building will be lit up in yellow again this year for the 9th annual Lights On Afterschool –
 October 16, 2008.
1 million Americans will participate in 7,500+ Lights On Afterschool celebrations across the nation.  Don’t be left out -host an event in your community, find an event to attend or help get the word out about Lights On Afterschool!

  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! make sure you get your free Lights On Afterschool promotional posters, event planning emails and updates and to be included on our online list of events and raffle drawings.
Let me know what your program is planning   Send in your events  to me @ I will post them on the Afterschool FLASH.
NJSACC wants every afterschool program to celebrate LIGHTS ON! 

NJ FamilyCare

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
AMERIGROUP Community Care

AMERIGROUP Community Care is pleased to announce the expansion of
NJ FamilyCare parent eligibility.
This means thousands more of NJ parents
can now receive health coverage through NJ FamilyCare, the state’s low
or no-cost health coverage plan.

Please click on the link and see more details. If you would like
materials that would help you communicate this change through your camp,
pre-school or afterschool program, please call Nancy Voltz at
877-453-4080 x66206 or email Nancy Voltz at nvoltz@amerigroupcorp.comCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

DCF Program Directory Available on Line

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Department of Prevention and Community Partnerships’s Program Directory Available on Line

An important resource to assist you in serving your families.
This Community Program Directory represents an ongoing commitment by Governor Jon S. Corzine and DCF to increase access to resources that are designed to strengthen families and prevent child abuse or neglect. The services identified in this Directory are funded by DCF’s Division of Prevention and Community Partnerships, a grant-making and best practices team committed to strengthening New Jersey’s families.

This Directory will be continuously updated online as additional resources for families become available.

Free Grant Writing Training – Camden, NJ

Monday, August 25th, 2008
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives
Camden Empowerment Zone
Camden Community Transformation Committee

Free Grant Writing Training – Camden, NJ
GRANT WRITING TRAINING! DON’T MISS THIS TWO-DAY SUCCESSFUL HUD TRAINING SESSION! LEARN WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PREPARE A SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATION FROM HUD STAFF!! You will receive personal instruction on how to become more competitive for federal grant funds, securing a 501c3, and the organizational structure necessary to secure government funds. The information will prepare you to apply for public funds and also corporate and foundation sources! Workbooks and Certificates of Completion will be provided. Two-Day Workshop Topics Will Include: – GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING TECHNIQUES – HOW TO ACCESS GOVERNMENT FUNDS – FUNDING RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO NONPROFITS – COMMON FACTORS FOR AWARD – PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS – WORKING WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS – ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – COALITION AND CAPACITY BUILDING

*Free parking available

* Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Ken Davis at (856)757-5081.
Oasis Conference Center of the First Nazarene Baptist Church
1476 South 8th Street (at Fairmont Avenue)Camden, NJ


Grant/ NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2009 Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) for the Youth Transitions to Work (YTTW) program .
This year the department has developed two opportunities, the first is for existing apprenticeship programs, and the second is for creating new apprenticeship programs or activating a program that is already registered with the USDOL but is not currently being utilized in New Jersey.

The documents can be downloaded by going to:

If you have any questions please contact Jim Manning, NJDOL Office of Grants Operations at 609-633-6438