Program aims to assist local students achieve higher education goals.
The Community Alliance of Local Leaders (C.A.L.L.) will present its 1st Reclaiming Our Families Awards on May 12, 2012 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, in the B.F. Johnson Community Center, Fellowship Hall, 149 Springfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103. The purpose of this event is to pay tribute to those local leaders that have unselfishly provided families the guidelines, information and instructions necessary to pursue available scholarship opportunities. These opportunities can assist students in achieving their higher education goals. In addition, organizations will be acknowledged for their efforts for “Reclaiming Our Families.”
Co-chairing the event will be Dr. Joyce Wilson Harley, Esq., Executive Director Division of Administrative Services, Essex County College and Charles Dixon, Director of the Young Fathers Program of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
The honorees that will be celebrated are:
* Mary Bennett, Executive Director, Project Grad;
* LaVonne Furlow, EOF Counselor, Bloomfield College;
* Laurence Anthony Howell, Executive Director, Educational Opportunity Program, NJIT;
* Anthony Caldwell, Development Director, UNCF;
* The late Erwin Ponder, ED.D., Director, Educational Opportunity Program, Seton Hall University;
* UMDNJ Young Fathers Program;
* Offender Aid and Restoration Program;
* Satori Athletic Organization;
* Albert King, former NJ Net Basketball Player;
* John Sowell, Council President, Township of Irvington, NJ, Cyclist;
* Joe Baptista, Cyclist, East Ward, Newark.
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For more information about the event please contact Milton Barkum by phone at 973-854-2244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The United Way of Essex and West Hudson
Founded in 1923, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson is a non-profit organization that seeks to address the root causes of community concerns by aligning resources to best meet the needs of individuals, children and families through its service area annually. We serve a population of nearly 700,000 in thirteen communities in Essex and Hudson County. For more information about or how to get involved, visit our website www.unitedwayessex.org