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Outreach Grant Recipients

 The Outreach Grants Committee seeks grant applications from a broad spectrum of local, national and global organizations. What follows is a list of our grant recipients for Spring 2017.

 

diocese & local

North Porch Women & Infants Center, Chester, NJ 

This grant will provide ongoing funds to support North Porch’s emergency outreach for babies and toddlers in need. North Porch provides formula, diapers, clothing and other supplies and assistance to at-risk women and children at centers in Newark, Paterson, Dover and Morristown.

 

St. Paul’s Choir School, Englewood, NJ

This grant will be used to support the music-focused afterschool activities program for ages 8 through high school. It is an outreach program developed by St. Paul’s for the greater Englewood and Bergen county community that provides education and musical opportunities in an area where few such program exist.

 

Family Promise, Summit, NJ

This grant will be used to help fund a housing locator for Family Promise’s Union County housing program. These funds will enable Family Promise to better assist guest families in finding affordable and sustainable housing in Union County.

 

All the Way Up, Newark, NJ

This grant will be used by Christ Church, Short Hills to support a Newark Shared Ministries program to provide additional adult higher education opportunities in Newark. The funds will be used to hire additional staff for the program.  The staff organize and recruit volunteer tutors, advertise the program and build community trust and support throughout Newark.

 

First Friends of NJ/NY, Kearny, NJ

This grant will be used by First Friends to support immigration case management services rendered at four NJ detention centers.   The goal of First Friends is to create and fund community support that will allow newly released individuals to be integrated into their new communities in NJ and NY. These funds will be used to secure stable housing and other related services upon release from detention.

 

NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Short Hills NJ

This grant will be used by the Coalition to fund training to identify victims and to provide information for victims regarding safe haven resources. The Coalition intends to reach out to victims through the distribution of 10,000 bars of soap and labels to over 100 hotels in Union and Essex counties with messaging directed at the victims that includes a toll-free hotline number. Funds will also be used for additional staff training, community communications and documentary screenings.

 

Haven of Hope for Children, Hope, NJ

This grant will be used to support a program initiated by the Church of St Luke and St. Mary, Hope, NJ, that provides vacations in the country to lower income families caring for inner city children suffering from life threatening illnesses and autism, families who have suffered the loss of a child, and healthcare professionals caring for such children and families.

 

Good Success Academies, Montclair, NJ

This grant will be used to support the operating costs of the Life Academy Program. The program’s mission is to develop adolescents into successful, responsible individuals in the world of work and adult life. The program provides local teens with paid internships, academic enrichment, and values/life skill training.

 

Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ

This grant will support Overlook Medical Center's Chaplaincy program.

 

St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

This grant will support St. Barnabas‘ Chaplaincy program.

 

national

Episcopal Preaching Foundation, Inc.

This grant will be used the Foundation’s Annual Preaching Excellence Program, a supplemental program of theological education for Episcopal seminarians from across the country for the purpose of enhancing preaching skills.

 

International

Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Mary, Hope, NJ

This grant will be used to support the Afghan School Project. The project supports the girls’ education in Afghanistan via a relationship with the Yakawlang Central Girls High School. Funds will be used to pay for an English teacher and to support a semi-annual letter exchange between the girls. 

 

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