Archive for January, 2011

Volunteers Needed: Interested in being an NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Ambassadors Needed: Hudson, Sussex, Morris and Cape May Counties

Applications Open for new NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors

The NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors is a select group of leaders in New Jersey’s Afterschool communities who Volunteer to serve as representatives of NJSACC. Afterschool Ambassadors assist NJSACC to connect afterschool professionals, via a Countywide Network. Afterschool Ambassadors are located in each of New Jerseys 21 Counties and will further NJSACC’s mission to develop public awareness of Afterschool issues, build a strong network for afterschool program professionals in NJ, and to establish professional development opportunities in every New Jersey County.

Afterschool Ambassadors are located in each of New Jerseys 21 Counties. Being a NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador is a commitment from February 2011-October 2012

A successful NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador should be:

* Familiar with afterschool programs in the local community
* Committed to Networking
* Committed to Advocacy for Afterschool programs
* Involved and informed in current trends in out of school time
* Computer and Web knowledgeable

NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors responsibilities include:

* Attendance in Ambassadors training and participation in Webinars, phone conference and web forums
* Fostering a County wide group of Afterschool Professionals and Advocates
* Helping NJSACC identify all Afterschool programs in the County & documenting information collected
* Holding trainings in local community with Administration done by NJSACC
* Meeting with local and county officials to build support for afterschool
* Help organize special events such as Celebrate Afterschool Week and Lights On Afterschool

NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors will receive the following for their volunteer service and commitment:

* Free Full Membership to NJSACC and Full Membership to the NAA (National Afterschool Association)
* Partnership listing on
* An Afterschool Ambassadors Badge
* Two Enhanced trainings specific and prescriptive based on the needs of the Ambassadors
* Attend Ambassador organized trainings for free
* First Hand information on current trends in Afterschool
* Resume builder for state and national leadership in the field of Afterschool

To be considered for the NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors Program, you must meet the following requirements:

* Completed Application
* A minimum of 5 years of Professional Experience in the Afterschool Field
* 2 emails of reference
Once applications have been reviewed and interviews are completed, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador positions will be offered to qualified candidates. All applicants will receive an emailed notice of the decisions.

If you are offered a NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador position and accept, you must be available for all mandatory events.

Orientation: Wednesday February 23, 2011
Train the trainer: March 18, 2011

To apply, complete the following steps: 1) complete the application; 2) submit the application and two (2) emails of reference sent directly to

Application Deadline: February 4, 2011


Position Notification via email on February 11, 2011

*In efforts to eliminate paper waste, this application process has been made electronic. Please make the best effort to make all communications via email.

2 Bullying Prevention Workshops

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

NJSACC is offering 2 workshops on Bullying Prevention

Evesham, Camden County  and Somerset, Somerst County (See registration link below)

This workshop, featuring the documentary Let’s Get Real, will give you information and insight into how to open up a dialogue with young people on name-calling and bullying. The film features middle-schoolers talking honestly about the bullying that goes on in their schools and draws a connection between bullying and other forms of prejudice.

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Archway Programs, Upper School
185 Raymond Ave.
Evesham, NJ 08053

Cost: $15 per person

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2011

To Register: CLICK HERE

When: Wednesday February 9, 2011

Where: Bridgewater Days Inn

Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Cost: $15 (refreshments will be served)

Registration:  To Register,CLICK HERE

Grants, Inclusion, Tips for Fantastic Training: 4 Fridays in March

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

NJSACC hosts 4 Friday of Trainings in Westfield:

March 4 & 11, 2011: Grant Writing Symposium

March 18, 2011: Train the Trainer

March 25, 2011: Kids Included Together (KIT)

Workshop, Opening Doors to Inclusive Programs



NJSACC is offering one month of Fridays on Professional Development for Afterschool Practitioners.  Registration is limited.

Grant Writing: 2 day Symposium

If you’re looking for additional funding but have limited time or experience with writing grant proposals, then this workshop is for you.  In this two day course you’ll learn common grant components and tips for success from a seasoned grant writer/reviewer.

You will be given guidance on searching for funding opportunities and will begin writing your own proposal with peer review and instructor feedback. Both novice and experienced grant writers will benefit from the collaborative, supportive, and insightful instructional format.

Also included, tips to develop skills for building partnerships, resolving community needs, and developing community support.

You’ll leave with the confidence that you CAN write a grant!

Recommendation: Bring your own laptop for a more personalized experience.

Course Outline

  • Overview of the grant process
    Different types of funding require different types of approaches
    Review of standard RFP sections
  • Planning and project development tips
  • Searching for funding
    Using a Logic Model as a planning tool
    Suggestions for successful proposal writing
  • Peer and Instructor review

Lunch will be provided

Fee: $250
Date: Friday March 4, 2011 & Friday March 11, 2011

Time: 10:00 to 2:30 PM

Please arrive promptly to begin the workshop at 10 AM.

Location: NJSACC Office located at:

170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

(Located in the bell tower of the First Baptist Church of Westfield, NJ)


Click here to register

Registration is due by: February 25, 2010


Training the Trainer

A Day of Tools, Tips and Tricks to build Quality Staff Development Workshops, Trainings and Meetings

With Diane Genco, NJSACC Executive Director & Sarah Cruz, NJSACC Enrichment Support Specialist

This full day workshop will focus on Tools, Tips and Tricks of Successful Trainers as well as focusing on developing staff development workshops in any topic, which will engage and energize staff.

Lunch will be provided

Fee: $125

Date: Friday March 18, 2011

Time: 10 AM to 2:30 PM

Location: NJSACC

Registration is due by: March 11, 2011

Click her to register

Enrollment is limited.


Kids Included Together (KIT)

Workshop, Opening Doors to Inclusive Programs

Opening Doors to Inclusive Programs

Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) requires that out-of-school time programs are Accessible to children with and without disabilities. Making your program accessible to all requires creative and responsive accommodations. This full day session features skill-building workshops that start with introducing the

principles of inclusion, followed by how to develop respectful accommodations for children with diverse needs. The session continues with supporting behavior and strategies for collaborating with parents and school personnel. KIT’s Opening Doors to Inclusive Programs Series helps ensure simple and appropriate supports are in place for children and offers tools for the providers who work with them.

Participants will gain specific examples of accommodations for children with various types of disabilities and learn how to prevent negative behaviors before they occur. This workshop addresses how to create inclusive, supportive environments and techniques to communicate successfully with parents. Participants will also join in a facilitated discussion to explore issues related to inclusion in their unique settings

Fee: $50 Includes materials and lunch.

Date: Friday March 25, 2011

Time: 10 AM to 2:30 PM

Location: NJSACC

Registration is due by: March 18, 2011

Click Here to Register

Enrollment is limited.

Job Posting/Bergen County

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Job Posting/Bergen County

Youth & Children’s Program Manager, Full Time

The Ramsey Adult School has an opening for a full time Youth & Children’s Program Manager. This position reports directly to the Director of the Adult School and is located in the Ramsey School District, Ramsey, NJ.

Organization Description

The Ramsey Adult School (RAS) is a non-profit, self-sustained organization which operates under the Ramsey Board of Education.

RAS is made up of three main sections:  Adult Continuing Education, Youth and Children’s Programs (including summer camps, Wrap Around Kindergarten and Extended Day – a before/aftercare program) and facilities management for the district.

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities:

Overall responsibility for all areas of Youth and Children’s Programs (YCP) currently defined as: Extended Day (before/aftercare program), Children’s Summer Camps (consisting of Summer Sensations, Summer Vibrations, Summer Explorations), and various after school enrichment activities.

Personnel responsibilities: Supervise two direct reports – Administrative Coordinator and Site Coordinator. Responsible for overseeing the hiring and supervising of all YCP staff including but not limited to site staff, instructors, office assistants, and summer nurses as needed.

Oversee website development, data entry and maintenance.

Supervise registration process.

Production and distribution of marketing material, including brochures and target emails.

Works closely with RAS Director for program maintenance and development.

Position Requirements:

The candidate must be proficient in MS Office 2007, specifically Word and Excel; Adobe or Photoshop experience a plus. Experience in the administrative or childcare field mandatory. The individual must be detail oriented, organized, have initiative and be able to multi task in a fast paced environment. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, a professional demeanor, strong communication skills and the ability to create a positive team environment are a must.


Monday – Friday, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m., 12 month position


Salary commensurate with experience and degree

Vacation and holiday pay as per district calendar

There are no medical or dental benefits offered

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to:

Science in Afterschool Workshop: 5 spaces left!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Infusing Science in Afterschool Programs through an Inquiry-Based “Water” Curriculum

This workshop will provide afterschool staff with a free science curriculum funded by the New Jersey Department of Education. The curriculum is designed to enrich student learning through inquiry-based, interactive science experiences using every day materials. Participants will receive an overview of the 21 lessons and have the opportunity to experience activities included in the program. This fun and engaging “water” curriculum is easy to implement and reinforces NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in science, literacy, and math. Join us for an introduction on how you can bring science into afterschool. All participants will receive a copy of the curriculum.
Participants will receive 2.5 hours of professional development


Presented in partnership with NJSACC:The Network for NJ’s Afterschool Communities and in partnership with the NJ Department of Education.
Funded in part by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds awarded to the New Jersey Department of Education.

When: Friday, February 11, 2011

170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

Cost: $10 fee,includes entire curriculum

Deadline to Register is Monday, February 7, 2011

To Register: CLICK HERE
An email confirmation will be sent to you containing payment information.