The Families to College initiative is preparing for their kickoff event on Saturday, September 23 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the new campus center. There will be food, music, and fun activities. There will also be lots of information about the initiative and an oppurtunity to sign up!
Bridgeton is the first town to have this initiative and there has been a lot of excitement surrounding this launch.
High school students can also drop by the new campus center from 3-5 p.m. this coming Wednesday to learn more and to see the cool new space. For these days and for the kickoff Cumberland County College’s STEAMWorks facility will be open for folks to look around and see all of the creative possibilities.
On September 19, 2017, members of the Families to College initiative attended the Pascale Sykes Foundation Grantee Conference, Networking for Success in Eatontown, NJ. The day included opening remarks by Frances P. Sykes, president of the foundation, presentations from Rachel Schwartz of Village Capital and Dr. Amy Castro Baker of University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and break out sessions covering topics such as collaboration management, analyzing data and measuring outcomes.
Thanks to the foundation, the day was a huge success and we met lots of great people who are doing very meaningful. It truly was a day of networking for success!
Jennie Quinn, Associate Director and Connor Kealey, Community Program Director at the Families to College table