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NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 1st, 2013, 12:55 pm

NJEA CARES: Working through PRIDE to strengthen charitable community issues

As educators, NJEA members are committed to providing their students with the support and guidance they need to be successful in school and in life.  Those who choose public education as their profession are people who want to make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of their students.  That’s why NJEA has developed a new project called NJEA Cares. NJEA Cares gives NJEA locals the opportunity to more fully engage with charities and non-profit organizations to develop partnerships and instill community pride.

Local associations can engage in these relationships with the support of the NJEA Pride in Public Education campaign. Since 1994, NJEA has conducted the PRIDE campaign, a statewide effort to share the successes of public education with all New Jerseyans and build strong community support for public schools. As part of its campaign, NJEA provides grants to our local and county associations for projects that bring the public schools out into the community and the community into the public schools. Each year there are almost a thousand local PRIDE projects conducted by NJEA members.

This brochure includes nine non-profit organizations with relationships with NJEA members. Local associations considering relationships with other non-profit groups should contact their UniServ field representatives to discuss their plans before proceeding.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 1st, 2013, 12:59 pm

SAMPLE PRIDE PROJECT

The following is an example of how the NJEA PRIDE program could support the efforts of the Brain Injury Association. In each of these examples, the association could receive funding for invitations, fliers, refreshments, a promotional item, and thank-you note.

PARENTS OF STUDENT ATHLETES NIGHT

The e association will sponsor an informational program for parents of student athletes in conjunction with the NJ Brain Injury Association on sports concussions.  The local will provide light refreshments and distribute an association flier and promotional item to the parents.  The association will set up a table with their association banner with a sign-in sheet to collect the names and contact information of attendees to create a database of involved parents. The local president will open up the event with a few remarks on the importance of parents and educators working together to keep kids safe. A representative from the NJ Brain Injury Association will present the program.  The contact information will be entered into a database to send invitations to future events as well as a thank-you note from the association and the NJ Brain Injury Association.

PARENTS AND STUDENTS WORKING FOR BUILD JAKE’S PLACE

The association will sponsor supplies and refreshments for parents and other members of the school community as they participate in the “community build” of Jake’s Place. During the community build, which will span three days, hundreds of volunteers from the local community will help assemble the structures and rides that will become a part of the playground.  The local association will provide bottled water and a pair of construction grade gloves to each participant.  The local association will have its banner hanging at the site and will collect participants’ email
addresses as the gloves and water are distributed.  This will allow the local to create a database of involved parents and community members. Invitations to future PRIDE events as well as a thank-you note from the association and Build Jake’s Place will be sent to all participants.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 1st, 2013, 1:02 pm

BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEW JERSEY (BIANJ)

The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey is a non-profit organization that brings together people with brain injury, their families and friends, and concerned allied health professionals to improve the quality of life people experience after brain injury. Its mission is to support and advocate for individuals affected by brain injury and raise public awareness through education and prevention. BIANJ offers free workshops for parents and educators. Workshop topics include brain injury in students and concussions in youth sports.

To learn more, read this article from the NJEA Review [url]njea.org/news-and-publications/njea-review/november-2011/brain-injury[/url]
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 4th, 2013, 1:48 pm

THE SECOND STEP

The Second Step is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults.  The Second Step will help young people and offer solutions to the problems that they face at home, at school or at play.

The Second Step will send its staff into schools to promote its program. It also offers bilingual communication for callers and is available state-wide.

For more information, visit http://www.thesecondstep.org/.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 4th, 2013, 1:50 pm

AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE PARADE COMMITTEE

The African American Heritage Parade Committee, Inc., (AAHPC) is a volunteer organization charged with forging together the committee and other community organizations, setting an example on how diverse groups can function together to achieve commonly beneficial ends. Its mandate is to establish a sense of pride and awareness in African American heritage and sense of unity and mutual
cooperation among all people of African heritage.

Held in Newark each Memorial Day weekend, this parade is over 40 years old. High school bands from across the state participate.  The parade weekend includes a four-day Heritage Festival.  The 2013 Festival will include a college fair.

For more information, visit http://www.aahpc.org.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 4th, 2013, 1:51 pm

THE ALICIA ROSE VICTORIOUS FOUNDATION

The Alicia Rose “Victorious” Foundation (ARVF) is dedicated to bringing hope, excitement, and entertainment to teens facing difficult conditions while receiving hospital treatment.  The Foundation is named after a student from Eastern High School, Camden County, who battled cancer.

ARVF is dedicated to making the time teens spend in local hospitals as entertaining as possible by providing games, movies, music and a place to hang out and just be with their
friends or other teens.

ARVF will send its staff to make presentations to schools and community groups interested in partnering with the Foundation.

For more information, visit http://www.victoriousfoundation.org.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 4th, 2013, 1:52 pm

BUILD JAKE’S PLACE

The mission of Build Jake’s Place is to construct and operate boundless playgrounds allowing children of all abilities the joy of playing and interacting together.  This past year, the Pennsauken
Education Association and Cherry Hill Education Association raised $60,000 for a playground.  The playground is now built, but other sites are available for other locals to support including one for a “miracle  field.”

For more information, visit http://www.buildjakesplace.org.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 4th, 2013, 1:53 pm

THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF NEW JERSEY

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey  fights hunger and poverty by distributing food and groceries, providing education and training, and developing new programs to help people with low incomes meet their basic needs. As a non-pro t organization, the food bank acts as the central food distribution center for other non-profits in NJ that serve individuals, soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters.

Visit http://www.njfoodbank.org for further information.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 4th, 2013, 1:54 pm

NJEA PINK DAY

For several years, inspired by the enthusiasm of Deptford Education Association member Barbara Levin, students and staff in schools in Deptford and surrounding Gloucester County communities have celebrated Pink Day. Through the Pink Day celebration they have raised tens of thousands of dollars for Komen for the Cure.

To learn how your school can get involved, visit http://www.njea.org/news/2010-06-14/oct-22-slated-as-pink-day.
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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Re: NJEA CARES

Postby JimBoice » April 4th, 2013, 1:57 pm

NEW JERSEY HALL OF FAME

The New Jersey Hall of Fame was created to honor citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond.  The Hall of Fame reinforces the message to children that they can and should strive for excellence in any endeavor of their choosing. By presenting significant and powerful role models and teaching young people about the voting process, the Hall of Fame is a source of learning, inspiration and hope for children.  The Hall of Fame offers a new curriculum, written by NJEA members, and plans to have a mobile museum on the road this fall.

For more information, visit [url]www.njhallofame.org[/url].
Jim Boice
UniServ Field Representative ~ Membership & Organizational Development
New Jersey Education Association
180 West State Street
Post Office Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
609-599-4561 ext. 2236

http://www.facebook.com/NJEAPRIDE
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