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Advocates for Children of New Jersey

May 4 , 2017 | ACNJ's E-News   

Join us for New Jersey Kids Count 2017 Monday, May 22

ACNJ will be releasing its annual report on the state of  child well-being in New Jersey on Monday, May 22.  Click here for details and to RSVP. 
Gubernatorial candidates have been invited to speak to the audience about children's issues on their agenda and to answer questions.  Four candidates have already committed to attending. Come and let's make sure children are a priority in the 2017 elections.

#NJvotes4kids Election Advocacy Campaign Kick-Off

The race for governor and the legislature in New Jersey has taken off!  Let's make sure that candidates include children's issues in their campaign discussions. 

ACNJ's #NJvotes4kids election advocacy campaign aims to inform candidates about the issues concerning NJ's children and their families.  Together we can make a stronger voice.  Click here for details.

New Study Shows Quality Child Care is Out of Reach for Many in New Jersey

A new study by ACNJ identifies the enormous challenges child care centers in low-income communities face in meeting and sustaining the higher standards defined in the state's child care quality rating system.

ACNJ provided recommendations to support child care providers and help increase the state's availability of high-quality care for our youngest children, particularly those from low-income families. This study was funded by The Nicholson Foundation.

Click here to access the study, recommendations, press release and presentation.

ACNJ Board Member Richard D. Trenk Receives Partner in Hope Award

On May 3rd, one of our own ACNJ board members, Richard D. Trenk Esq. was honored by Partners for Women and Justice, an organization that provides free legal help to low-income victims of domestic violence in final restraining order hearings and related matters. He was among the three honorees that night and received the Partner in Hope Award at their Celebrate Hope Annual Spring Benefit. Congratulations on this well deserved award!

ACNJ Congratulates Student Intern Jaime Kaiser

Jaime Kaiser, ACNJ’s 2016-2017 Leontine Young Fellow, will graduate in May 2017 with her MSW from Rutgers School of Social Work.  Following graduation, Jaime will put her child advocacy skills to work at Deirdre’s House in Morristown.  While at ACNJ, Jaime worked with the Early Learning Team on a number of child care reports.  The Board and staff of ACNJ would like to thank Jaime for all her hard work this past year and wish her luck in her new position!

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