NJDOE News

AMERICORPS AND LEARN AND SERVE EVENTS FOR NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY

"Beautification Project"

Who: International Institute of New Jersey
What: Students will clean up the faculty parking lot and plant flowers around the lot.
When: April 11, 2003 , 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Where: P.S. 30, Plainfield Avenue, Jersey CIty
Contact: Natasha Canty, Ph: 201-653-3888, ext. 53; Fax: 201-963-0252;
Email: nmcanty@aol.com

"Food Distribution and Home Building"

Who: Juvenile Justice Commission
What: AmeriCorps members will assist in the organization and distribution of food. The food bank serves kitchens, shelter and food distributions centers in Northern NJ They will also help in homebuilding for low income families.
When, Where, Contact: (1). Home Building, April 9; 2003 , Beverly area of Burlington, Liz Lewis, Ph: 609-726-0493; Fax: 609-726-0361
(2). Food Distribution, April 11, 2003, 10:00 am; Hillside;
Robin Simmons, Ph: 908-355-3663; Email: www.FoodBank.org

Open House"

Who: Monmouth County Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Digital Divide Program
What: Open house for local high schools students with special needs.
When: April 11, 2003 , 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Toms River
Contact: Dale Shepherd, Robert Overton, Kelley Ryan;
Ph: 732-544-1800;
Fax: 732-389-3453

"Restoration of Housing Project and Park"

Who: NJ Community Development Corp (NJCDC), VISTA, Paterson Technology Corps, Great Falls YouthBuild
What, When, Where: (1). AmeriCorps volunteers and community members will work with residents of the Alexander Hamilton Housing Development to restore the grounds of  the project. A family carnival, health fair, computer workshops and barbeque are also planned. May 17, 2003 - 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Alexander Hamilton Housing Project, 214 Alabama Ave., Paterson

(2). Members and volunteers will spend the day restoring the grounds of Paterson’s Roberto Clemente Park, Market Street. April 12, 2003 - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact: Julie MacLeod/Janel Bodner;
Ph: 973-225-0555;
Fax: 973-225-0556;
Email: jmacleod@njcdc

"What is a Watershed?"

Who: NJ Watershed Ambassador PRogram
What: AmeriCorps members will work in five regions of the state to educate youth and adult groups on what a watershed is and how citizens impact water quality with non point source pollution Members will work with volunteers to clean up the streets while marking storm drains along the way.
When: April 11-13, 2003 , Each event will have different start times, but for the most part events will begin at 9:30 am and be complete by mid afternoon.
Where: South Branch watershed; and locations in Elizabeth, Asbury Park, Camden, and Lower Township, Cape May.
Contact: Christine Hirt/Lisa Merman; Ph 609-777-1406; Fax: 609-292-0687;
Email: christine.hirt@dep@state.nj.us

"Education and Action Conference"

Who: New Jersey Community Water watch
What: Water Watch at Stockton College will be hosting the second annual Education and Action Conference. The conference will include briefings on local issues, trainings, and activities for children.
When: April 12, 2003
Where: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Contact: Lindsay Dennis; Fax: 732-220-1179; Email: Lindsay@waterwatchonline.org

"Watershed Cleanup"

Who: NJ Youth Corps/AmeriCorps of Asbury
What: Teach non point source pollution to a class at the adult learning center – April 11, 2003, 9:00 am to noon; Host cleanup of the Asbury Park watershed.
.. April 12, 9:00 a.m. to noon
When: Friday, January 17, 2003
Where: Asbury Park Learning Center
Contact: Christina Azodoh/Mandy Moore – Ph: 732-776-2666, ext. 2905; Fax: 732-776-2667;
Email: ellisone@asburypark.k12.nj.us

"Outdoor Clean-up"

Who: St. Paul’s CDC (Community Development Corporation) – City Serve
What: Members will participate in an outdoor clean-up, and planting at the CDC building. Benches and signs will be repainted and a flower garden will be planted at the entrance area.
When: April 11, 2003; 3 pm-6 pm
Where: 451 Van Houten Street
Contact: Richard Williams; Ph: 973-278-7900 ext. 35’ Fax: 973-684-5130;
Email: Rwil469@aol.com

"Pay it Forward"

Who: Union County College Digital Divide
What: Using the movie "Pay it Forward as an example each AmeriCorps member will perform three acts of service for people who are in need of help. The idea is to change the world three people at a time. They will then ask these three recipients to reciprocate by helping another three people, and so on.
When: April 11-14, 2003
Where: Union County, Elizabeth, NJ
Contact: Jackie Elkin: Ph: 908-659-5166; Fax: 908-965-0185;
Email: elkin@ucc.edu

"Day of Multi-Purpose Activities

Who: Urban League of Hudson County
What: AmeriCorps members and volunteers will work with 25 early education students on arts and crafts, reading activities and science projects.
When: April 11, 2003; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: International Learning Center, 163 Columbus Drive, Jersey City
Contact: Wentford Gaines; Ph: 201-521-0279; Fax: 201-521-1704;
Email: gai247wen@aol.com

LEARN AND SERVE AMERICA: SCHOOL BASED PROGRAMS

"Pay it Forward"

Who: Haddon Heights High School
What: Students will focus on the power of geometric progression in doing acts of kindness. Students will record and try to keep tract of the pathways of kindness they start and the types of deeds that their contacts accomplish. (see Union County College above)
When: April 15, 2003, ongoing throughout the month
Where: Community of Haddon Heights
Contact: Dr. Nancy Hacker, Ph: 856-547-1412; Fax: 856-547-3868

"Seedlings for Earth Day"

Who: Academy Charter High School
What: Students will sell seedlings in honor of Earth Day, which will be planted in the school garden. In addition, one perennial will be planted to honor each volunteer that has donated their time this year.
When: April 13, 2003, 9:00 am-11:00 am
Where: Academy Charter High School
Contact: Chris Fildere, Alexis Mistrat, Judy Daly; Ph: 732-681-8377; Fax: 732-681-8375

" Collection of Toiletries for TASK"

Who: Antheil Elementary School – Helping Hands Club
What: Students will collect personal hygiene items for recipients at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).
When: April 9, 2003; 8:15 am – Launch meeting to begin project
Where: Antheil School’s Multi–Purpose Room; Ewing
Contact: Deborah Schaller, Donna Steinmetz, Karen Dorio, Nicole Farrow;
Ph: 609-538-9800, ext. 4005; Fax: 609-883-4604;
Email: dschaller@wingboe.org

"Spring Senior Fest"

Who: Cranford High School Cares Council, Cranford High School Scholar’s Circle
What: Students will organize, prepare and host a celebratory event for senior citizens in the community.
When: April 13, 2003, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Cranford High School
Contact: Eileen Dachnowicz, Ph: 908-709-6278; Fax: 908-276-6552;
Email: sternwal@cranfordschools.

"Ribbons and Candy for Our Troops Abroad"

Who: Delsea Middle School,. Delsea High School
What: Middle school students are selling candy to purchase phone cards for military personnel overseas. The teachers are working with the Public Affairs Office of Maguire Air Force Base on this project. At the high school students are selling yellow ribbons in support of U.S. troops. Proceeds will be used to buy toiletries and other personal items.
When: Continuous throughout the month.
Where: Throughout the community.
Contact: Middle School; T Hagan, Ph: 856-694-0100; Fax: 856-694-4417;
Email: THagan@delsea.k12.nj.us High School; Melissa Williams; Ph: 856-694-0100;
Fax: 856-695-4417; Email: mwilliams@delsea.k12.nj.us

"Read-a–thon for MS"

Who: Delsea Middle School
What: Students are taking pledges for reading. The money generated by the project will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Foundation.
When: Continuous throughout the month
Where: Throughout the community
Contact: Jeanette Zitkevitz; Ph: 856-694-0100; Fax: 856-694-4417;
Email: Jzitkevitz@delsea.k12.nj.us

"School Cleanup"

Who: Lawrence Township School District
What: Cleanup of Lawrence Intermediate School grounds, painting at Lawrence High School
When: April 11-13, 2003
Where: Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrence High School
Contact: Marilyn Katz; Ph: 609-530-8459; Fax: 609-637-0783;
Email: MKatz@LTPS.org

"Tulip Planting"

Who: Little Ferry School Learn & Serve Program
What: Students will plant tulips to beautify school grounds and throughout the community.
When: April 11, 2003 – throughout the school day
Where: Outdoor planting areas
Contact: Harry M. Lagerman; Ph: 201-641-6186, ext. 3038;
Fax: 201-641-4072;
Email: hlagerman@littleferryk12.nj.us

"Literacy Initiative"

Who: Linden High School
What: Fourth grade students will read stories about character that they have written to their literacy pen pals. These stories were modeled on stories written by their high school pen pals.
When: April 10, 2003; 9:30 am-11:15 am
Where: Linden High School Media Center
Contact: Fran Malik, Ph: 908-486-5432;
Fax: 908-486-3242

"Support Our Troops"

Who: Morris County Vocational School District
What: Students will collect personal hygiene items to be mailed to the soldiers in Iraq..
When: Ongoing through March and April
Where: Morris County Vocational School, Shapes of Rockaway and Shapes of Denville
Contact: Juanita Unhock, Ph: 973-627-4600, ext. 291; Fax: 973-627-1685,
Email: unhockj@mcvts.org

"Service to the Earth"

Who: New Egypt Elementary School
What, When: (1). Students will paint a mural at their school to depict our "Peaceful Habitat" and will continue working on their gardens., preparing the ground and litter pickup. April 11-April 31, during school hours.
(2) Students will plant trees. May 5-9, 2003; during school hours.
Where: 44 North Main Street
Contact: Rita Williams, Jack Byrne; Ph: 609-758-6800; Fax: 609-758-6868;
Email: artfuledu2@hotmail.com

"A Walk Through Colonial Times"

Who: Stafford Intermediate School
What: Students will transform 12 classrooms to resemble colonial times. Storybooks and classroom projects will be displayed to increase the awareness of Stafford Township’s rich history as well as Colonial and Revolutionary War events and people .Students will dress in period costumes, participate in colonial dances and games, and serve food from that time period.
When: April 14, 2003- 6:00 pm-8:00 pm/ April 15, 2002, 8:30 pm-10:30 pm
Where: Stafford Intermediate School, 100 McKinley Avenue, Manahawkin
Contact: Jeanette Lloyd, Laurie McAvoy, Ph; 609-978-5710; Fax: 609-978-5738
Email: jlloyd@staffordschools.org;
lmcavoy@staffordschools.org
Email: unhockj@mcvts.org