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Join us in expanding school breakfast across New Jersey.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

An Invitation from ACNJ:

Join us in expanding school breakfast across New Jersey.
NJSACC will be there, will you?

On Sept. 28, ACNJ will release a report that shows how school districts across the state can give children a nutritional start to the school day with a healthy school breakfast. New Jersey lags the nation in providing breakfast to disadvantaged students.

Register today for this free event.


NJ Department of Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake will join ACNJ in calling on school districts to take creative steps to give children school breakfast.

Please join us in advancing this important issue at the local, county and state levels.

Update: Celebrate Afterschool! at Rutgers Gardens

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Outdoors in the Garden State

It’s time for NJSACC: The Network for NJ’s Afterschool Communities, Celebration of Afterschool: Outdoors in the Garden State.

Update:  The field trip to Rutgers Gardens for Celebrate Afterschool during the week of May 9, 2011, is now closed.

Please contact Rutgers Gardens to plan an event on another day for your group.

Thank you for your interest!

Head on over to our new STEM blog: Full STEM Ahead for more information on Celebrate Afterschool! Outdoors in the Garden State!


Hope to see you in the Gardens!

College Access and Advocacy Symposium: Partnership, Preparation, and Persistence

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Please join us on Friday, November 19th for the College Access and Advocacy Symposium: Partnership, Preparation, and Persistence

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Rutgers Camden Campus Center, main level, Multi-Purpose Room
(Third Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Rutgers–Camden Campus)

University and college leaders, as well as regional high school leaders, will gather to share knowledge, perspectives and ideas to enhance our understanding of issues related to college access and readiness, and ways to break down barriers for students.

The symposium will offer an opportunity to discuss critical issues in higher education, and engage in informative, thought-provoking conversations with other advocates for educational access and success. Our work together in collaborative partnerships is critical if we are to increase the number of students from underserved communities who attend and graduate from college.  Our discussions will encompass strategies and solutions, and we welcome your voice to enrich the conversation, and your insights to help address the complex challenges we face in increasing educational access and equity.

Please visit the website for the agenda and registration

Invitation from NJ After 3

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

A growing body of research suggests that expanding student learning time is an effective strategy for improving student achievement, particularly for low-income students, minority students, and English language learners. Please help transform learning time in New Jersey by registering by Friday September 17th for The New Jersey Expanded Learning Time Summit! Remaining space is limited, and the event is free.

Please help transform learning time in New Jersey by participating in The New Jersey Expanded Learning Time Summit!

FEE: Thanks to the generosity of a number of private investors, there is NO COST to attend! Remaining Space is limited however, and you must register by Friday, September17th.

WHEN: September 23, Summit: 10am to 3pm / Followed by an optional Networking Reception: 5pm-7-pm

WHERE: PSEG Headquarters (80 Park Place) in Newark, New Jersey (10am-3pm), Networking Reception @ The Newark Club (5pm-7pm)

WHAT: Participants will learn about the importance of expanded learning time as a way to prepare students for success in the 21st century classroom and workplace. Presenters and panelists include local, state and national researchers, policy makers, educators, practitioners and funders. This summit sets the stage for a common vision for future collaboration, leveraging existing and emerging resources for the maximum benefit of students, schools and families.

WHY: The existing paradigm is no longer working!!!

  • The amount of learning time that children receive in public schools has remained virtually unchanged since the United States was a nation of farmers.
  • Achievement gaps continue to exist in our public schools, despite billions of dollars being pumped into the existing school-day framework.
  • In too many communities throughout NJ – only half of the students graduate on-time with a diploma!
  • Among those who do graduate from High School, many still lack the skills needed to achieve in college and in their careers.
  • Schools cannot solve these problems alone, and there is a ripe opportunity for collaboration and communication among the variety of stakeholders who educate our children!


  • Keynote:  Dr. Milton Goldberg, former executive director of the National Commission on Excellence in Education – the commission that issued the landmark report, A Nation at Risk
  • Representatives from the following organizations are slated to participate in panel discussions: Harvard Family Research Project, The United States Department of Education, Massachusetts 2020, Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL), National Summer Learning Association, LEAP Academy, Rutgers University, Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership, The After School Corporation, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, National League of Cities, Bank of America, Citizen Schools, Thurgood Marshal Academy, Public/Private Ventures, JPMorganChase, and Caucus Educational Corporation.

Please click here to learn more about the summit and to register for this exciting event. To view a printer-friendly invitation, please click here.

Professional attire required.


Academic Enrichment in Afterschool Training/June 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Academic Enrichment in Afterschool Training

Afterschool programs have the unique opportunity to enhance what children learn during the school day through teaching methods that are creative,hands-on and fun for children.
Given more time and flexibility, afterschool programs are a great setting to support school day learning.

By allowing children to explore academic areas such as science, math, language arts and social studies using various methods like inquiry based learning and interdisciplinary approaches to academic topics, afterschool staff can help strengthen student performance and achieve a greater understanding of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS).

The NJCCCS describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public education.
Additionally, it provides local school districts with clear and specific benchmarks for achievement in nine content areas.

This training will look at afterschool programming through an academic enrichment lens which will support school day learning by addressing individual student needs and interests.

This project is funded in part with 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 through a cooperative grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.

Boys and Girls Club of Trenton
212 Centre Street Trenton NJ 08611(Mercer County)
609 -392-3191

June 9, 2010, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Continental Breakfast and registration at 9am)



An email confirmation will be sent to you containing payment information. This email is not automatically generated so it will not directly follow the submission of this registration form.

For Registration Details, invoice, information or other questions, please contact Jessica Heiberg at 908-789-0259