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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

Family Assistance Resource Center, Orange, NJ 

This grant will be used to help fund the cost of providing emergency and recovery assistance to families and individuals who have been the victims of a fire or a natural disaster.

 

Good Success Academies, Montclair, NJ 

This grant will be used to support the cost of the Project Life Summer Employment Program impacting youth residing in Newark and parts of Essex County.  The program’s purpose is to nurture basic life skills and work readiness in teenagers ages 14 – 19. The program combines classroom academics with supervised work experience.

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, Short Hills, NJ 

This grant will be used to support an ESL program to be started at Christ Church and directed at the Chinese community in Short Hills.  The funds will be used to hire a start-up coordinator/ manager.

 

St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation, Paterson, NJ 

This grant will be used to support the general operating expenses of an emergency men’s shelter that is directed at homeless men residing in Paterson. A portion of the funds will be used to provide GED classes so that the education gap of residents can be lessened.

 

Grace Church Community Services (GCS) Food Ministry, Jersey City, NJ 

This grant will be used to support the operating expenses of  GCS’ Breakfast Plus food ministry directed at the homeless and food insecure in the Jersey City area.  GCS provides a hot breakfast and additional resources for 80-100 individuals every Saturday and Sunday morning.

 

Grace Church Community Services Seniors Program, Jersey City, NJ 

This grant will be used to support the operating expenses of GCS’ Senior Center for Healthy Living directed at low income seniors in Jersey City.  GCS offers a broad range of activities, health services and nutritional aid tailored to the needs of seniors.  GCS is currently serving over 200 seniors through this program.

 

international

Good Shepherd School, Haiti 

The grant will be used to support the completion of a water purification system at a school in Montrouis, Haiti.  St. Frances Chapel of Cashiers, NC has been working with this school during the past 10 years.  The school is located in a remote village in Haiti and has an enrollment of over 400 students.

 

Kiwimbi International, Kenya 

This grant will be used to support the lunch program for 8th grade students at school and for students who attend camp programs at Kiwimbi Library when school is not in session.

This program impacts over 200 students annually.

 

El Hogar Ministries, Honduras 

This grant will be used to help fund a feasibility study for the expansion and transition of El Hogar’s high school programs. El Hogar is an Episcopal orphanage that provides education and training within a Christian community for over 200 children.

 

Good Shepherd Home Annex, Cameroon 

This grant will be used to support the drilling of a well to deliver clean drinking water to special needs, orphan children (many with epilepsy). The sponsor/agent of the Good Shepherd Home in the U.S. is the Community of St. John Baptist in Mendham, NJ. 

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