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School breakfast participation rises 55 percent
New Jersey schools are feeding breakfast to about 75,000 more low-income children each school day, giving students the morning meal they need to concentrate and learn, according to a new report by Advocates for Children of New Jersey.
New training on important infant/toddler issues
ACNJ recently released a series of videos that cover topics critical to improving the well-being of New Jersey’s infants and toddlers, including fetal alcohol syndrome, reducing trauma for young children and key development milestones. Learn at your leisure! This “On Demand” Training Video Project was funded by a federal Court Improvement Grant. Questions? Need more info? Contact Mary Coogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank you to our 2013 donors!!
Our 2013 Annual Report will be arriving in your mailbox soon. If you are included in this report as a 2013 supporter, thank you! If not and you’d like to support ACNJ this year, please click here to make your 2014 donation today. We rely 100 percent on gifts from donors like you to make our work possible. Your generosity helps us achieve real results for kids across the state.
Voter registration deadline Oct. 14
The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 14, 2014. This Election Day, millions of voters will head to the polls to choose the people who will represent them in Congress. These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. They are about us. We all need to weigh in.
If you are not registered or need to change your address or name, visit NJ’s election website.
NJ’s Judge Grant speaks at Casey event
Judge Glenn Grant, acting administrative director of the New Jersey courts, joined a panel discussion at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count conference to discuss how race affects children’s chances for success in school and in life. Grant told the audience of hundreds of child advocates from across the nation: “You are a reformer and a change agent. Embrace it.” ACNJ staff attended the annual conference, which focuses on ways we can use data and strategic communication to improve child well-being.
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