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Quarter in Review

Save the Date! 10.31.18


“It Starts With Us! Together Towards Tomorrow” – October 31, 2018, in New Brunswick, NJ.  More information will follow with conference details.  We’d appreciate it if you could please share this notice with your colleagues, partners and members.

We hope you can join us!

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2018 New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards

Each year the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey’s 1.5 million volunteers and provide Jefferson Awards medals in 22 categories of volunteer service. 

The 2018 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards presentation ceremony and celebration of volunteerism was held at the War Memorial in Trenton at 3 pm on the afternoon of Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things were recognized as Honorees in two dozen categories of service at this event.  In addition, the achievements of over 5,000 New Jersey Students in Action were highlighted and top schools were saluted.

2018 NJS Governor's Jefferson Award Honorees

2018 Foster Grandparents Recognition Event

Each Spring, The New Jersey Foster Grandparent hosts a Recognition Event to thank and highlight the achievements of its senior volunteers. The event, hosted at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Resort, recognized volunteers with various service awards congratulating them for one to 28 years of service, engaging children with special or exceptional needs in Pre-K to 12, and after school settings.

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April 2018
Governor Murphy Proclaims April 15 - April 21 as Volunteer Week

April 4, 2018
“The King Year: Reflection in Action”

“The King Year: Reflection in Action”

AmeriCorps members came together to recognize the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. The members were encouraged to continue their leadership in their communities by a powerful speech from the Secretary of State, Tahesha Way. A panel discussion on “How Dr. King’s Message Inspired My Journey of Service” highlighted the morning followed by workshop sessions on Conflict Resolution, King Year Calendar of Service, Poverty, and Oratory: Speak Up! Speak Out!

2018 MLK 50th Anniversary

September 7, 2017
New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service Awarded $283,333 to Strengthen and Expand Volunteering Across New Jersey

The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service (NJ Commission) announced today that it has received a Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant of $283,333 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and the nation’s volunteer initiatives. This funding will allow the NJ Commission to better support local organizations in recruiting, managing, and retaining volunteers to address some of New Jersey’s most pressing challenges.

Press Release: September 7, 2017