Archive for March, 2010

Photo Contest

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

1st Annual Public Service Photography Contest

From the Alliance 4 Public Service

Your browser may not support display of this image. In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) 2010, the Alliance 4 Public Service from Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration is sponsoring a public service photo contest. We are seeking photo submissions of public service activities and public servants: fundraising, environmental clean-up, building new homes, community events, and government workers like teachers, emergency services, health inspectors etc.

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We hope to see interesting and creative snapshots of public service in action. Winning submissions will be displayed at the School of Public Affairs and Administration building, on the web during PSRW, and in Civic Engagement magazine.


Submit digital photos of public service in either black and white or color. Photos sent should be in JPEG form or TIFF form and at least 300 dpi

Judging and Prizes

Judging is based on how well the photo portrays public service in a visually interesting way. Photos should be creative and compelling. All winners will be featured in Civic Engagement magazine.

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Prizes will be awarded in the following photo categories:

Public Servant at Work


Service Project


A maximum of 3 photos may be submitted. The deadline is Friday, April 23rd.

Digital photos as well as any questions may be emailed to:
An application form must be sent with photos. Please download it here:

Do you have any ideas?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The Afterschool FLASH is a valuable way to communicate in New Jersey to the Afterschool field.

Any ideas of information to share – just hit reply to Afterschool FLASH and I will post information.

Are all of your key staff registered for the Afterschool FLASH?

Are any of your Board Members, building principals registered for  the FLASH?

The Afterschool FLASH shows how important afterschool is in the life of a child.
You have access to current research, funding and much more.



Meet the NJSACC Ambassadors!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors

The NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors are a select group of leaders in New Jersey’s Afterschool communities who volunteer to serve as spokespeople, conveners and resources for the field. Afterschool Ambassadors will work with NJSACC to build countywide networks of afterschool organizations, advocates and partners.
Located in each of New Jersey’s twenty-one counties, Afterschool Ambassadors will :

*develop public awareness of afterschool issues
* build a strong network for afterschool program professionals
* establish professional development opportunities throughout the state.

Contact the Afterschool Ambassador in your county to get information about training, meetings or just connect to share ideas, resources and information.



The Network for  New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities

What Are You Doing On Earth Day?Register Now

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

An Earth Day Celebration

“Leave No Child Inside” Children and the Outdoors

featuring the award winning film

Where Do The Children Play?

When: April 22nd, 2010 , 8am-3:30pm
Where : Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
Who Should Attend: Afterschool  and Early Childhood professionals


A film screening  of Where Do The Children Play? (To Learn About the Film Click Here ) will be followed by presentations by
Dr. Elizabeth Goodenough, the film’s director, Christopher Cook, filmaker and Dr. Claire Gallagher, Georgian Court University and other experts in the field .

A panel discussion will follow lunch.

Cost: $20 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and 4.5 hours of professional development


Presented in Partnership with Georgian Court University, Children’s Home Society of Ocean County and NJSACC: The Network  for  New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities


Contest for Youth-The Save the Redwoods League

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Earth Day is soon!
Celebrate Afterschool! Outdoors in the Garden State is in May!
A great project to inspire kids to respect nature – try it today on this dismal day!


The Save the Redwoods League is sponsoring a national art contest for children and youth in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Entrants must create a postcard that illustrates what inspires them about redwood forests on one side and include on the other side a short note to President Obama
about why he should care about redwoods.

Save the Redwoods League is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range.

Jennifer Benito, the League’s outreach director, said the contest “combines creative writing, civic participation, art and science.”

Postcard submissions will be accepted in three age groups:


The entry deadline is April 30.

For complete rules, a list of prizes and an official entry form, go to
Entry forms also can be requested by calling 415-362-2352 or sending an e-mail to

After winners have been selected, all of the entries will be mailed to Obama.