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Abbott Leadership Institute/Rutgers
$40,000 & $25,000
The purpose of the Abbott Leadership Institute (ALI) is to build the capacity of Newark public school parents to become advocates and full partners in the education of their children through a Saturday parent leadership training program. Victoria's grant provided general operating support.
A second grant of $25,000 supported ALI’s staffing of the Committee of Advocates for Newark's Children - a group of key stakeholders from the philanthropic, corporate, non-profit, and higher education communities who work to promote the educational needs of children in Newark.
AFS-USA is the leading international exchange program sending and receiving students from over 44 countries worldwide. Victoria supported the AFS-USA to fund 20 Newark students' participation in the AFS-USA foreign exchange program.
Arts Horizons provides school-based artist-in-residence programs, interactive live performances, and professional development for classroom teachers. This grant provided scholarship support for Newark teachers to attend the summer 2008 Artist Teacher Institute, an intensive 10-day arts education immersion program.
Bank Street College of Education
This grant supported Project New Beginnings, an 11-year partnership between the Newark Public Schools and Bank Street College of Education, to reform early grade education in the district.
Started as an initiative of Bethany Baptist Church in 2001, Bethany Cares operates programs designed to advance the social, economic, and overall well being of individuals and families who reside in Newark. This grant supported the 2007 and 2008 Bethany Freedom School, a free summer day camp affiliated with the Children’s Defense Fund that places a strong emphasis on academic enrichment.
Center for Effective School Practices/Rutgers University Foundation
The Center for Effective School Practices at Rutgers is the umbrella agency for several research-based initiatives and programs, including the Charter School Resource Center. Victoria's grant supported the Center's services to Newark charter schools.
Center for Talented Youth/Johns Hopkins University
The Center for Talented Youth, a self-supporting program of Johns Hopkins University, offers an intensive three-week residential, academic program for gifted students at one of 24 university campuses across the country. This grant supported tuition assistance for 60 Newark youth in the 2008 summer program.
Children's Literacy Initiative
Children's Literacy Initiative is a research-driven, professional development program for pre-kindergarten through third grade teachers, targeting children from low-income families. This grant supported three-day institutes, followed by one-on-one coaching for Newark public school teachers.
Communities in Schools
Communities in Schools of Newark connects the needs of children and families with community resources to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. Victoria's grant supported the program at 13th and 15th Avenue Elementary Schools in Newark.
Education Law Center
The Education Law Center advocates on behalf of public schoolchildren in New Jersey for access to an equal and adequate education under State and federal laws. This grant provided support for a statewide school funding campaign titled Our Children/Our Schools.
Greater Newark Charter School
Greater Newark Charter School, launched in 2000, serves 170 Newark students in grades six to eight. Victoria’s grant supported the hiring of a high school placement counselor.
Greater Newark Conservancy
Greater Newark Conservancy provides educational, community greening, environmental justice, and job training programs to Newark residents. Victoria's grants supported the Conservancy's education program for thousands of Newark students and teachers.
I Have a Dream Foundation-Newark
The I Have a Dream Foundation (IHAD) motivates children from low-income communities to stay in school and succeed through the provision of mentoring, tutoring and enrichment, and tuition assistance for higher education. Victoria's grant supported operating expenses for year two of the IHAD-Newark program at Burnet Street Elementary School.
Institute on Education Law and Policy/Rutgers
The Rutgers Institute on Education Law and Policy's mission is to promote education reform and reform through research, policy analysis and public discussion. Victoria's grant provided support for research related to the process of reestablishing local governance of the Newark Public Schools.
Jersey Urban Debate League/FOCUS
The Jersey Urban Debate League is part of a national movement to reintroduce policy debate into public schools. Victoria’s grant supported the participation of over 400 middle and high school debaters from Newark.
Kids In Business
Kids In Business provides in-school entrepreneurial learning opportunities and work experience for youth in 11 Newark schools. This grant supported general operations.
The Latino Institute seeks to improve the quality of life for the Latino community by promoting educational achievement and the preservation of Latino culture in America. This grant supported the Latino Parents Intervention Program in Newark, an effort to provide parenting skills and early literacy techniques to 250 Latino parents.
Liberty Science Center & Hall of Technology
Liberty Science Center is a world-class science museum, and is the most visited museum in New Jersey. This grant supported a collaboration with Newark's Science Park High School to guide teachers and students through a yearlong scientific inquiry project related to sustainable environmental elements of the School’s green building.
Link Community School
Located in the Central Ward of Newark, Link Community School is an independent middle school founded in 1969. Victoria's grants provided general operating support.
Marion P. Thomas Charter School
Founded in 1999, the Marion P. Thomas Charter School currently enrolls 360 children in grades K to 8. Victoria’s grant supported the hiring of a high school placement counselor.
New Jersey Historical Society
The New Jersey Historical Society houses a historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to preserving the history of New Jersey. Victoria's grant supported education programs for over 7,500 Newark students and teachers, as well as one-time support to launch the exhibit,Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has had more than just an economic impact on Newark, it has become an essential part of the community through its arts education and outreach programs. Victoria's grant supported a wide range of onsite and school-based arts education and training activities benefiting more than 18,000 Newark children.
New Jersey SEEDS
NJ SEEDS strives to give academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged, eighth grade students the opportunity to attend and succeed at private secondary schools. Victoria's grant supported academic enrichment for Newark students.
New Jersey Superintendents Study Council
This grant supported the Newark Grow Your Own Program, which took a cohort of 24 Newark teachers through an intensive two-year training program in partnership with the Newark Public Schools.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Neeme Jarvi, is the State's orchestra. Victoria’s grant supported the Newark Early Strings Program, which provided Suzuki violin instruction to over 700 elementary school children in Newark.
Newark Arts Council
The Newark Arts Council was founded in 1981 to advance and expand Newark's artistic and cultural resources. Victoria's grant supported a part-time Arts-in-Education director to function as an ombudsman for arts education programs across the City.
Newark Boys Chorus School
The Newark Boys Chorus School serves 4th through 8th grade boys with a challenging education that includes instruction in musical theory, sight reading, voice, and choral training. Victoria's grants supported general operating expenses.
Newark Public Schools
$80,000 & $325,000
Victoria's $80,000 grant supported a partnership with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs to work with middle grade teachers at 17 Newark Public Schools to promote curriculum mapping, team teaching and integrated, thematic units of learning.
The second grant of $325,000 supported a partnership with New Jersey City University to provide extensive teacher training in literacy skills across core subject areas - math, science, social studies and language arts - at 11 schools targeting middle grade educators.
Newark School of the Arts
Newark School of the Arts provides high quality, sequential instruction in music, drama, dance and fine arts to students from the greater Newark area. Victoria's grant provided scholarships to Newark youth.
Passaic River Institute/Montclair State University
The Passaic River Institute at Montclair State University supports faculty who are engaged in research related to the Passaic River. This grant supported the 2008 summer camp program focused on environmental education for 60 Newark middle school students.
Pathways to College/Ophelia J. Berry Fund
Pathways to College seeks to expand the number of eligible college students from under-served communities through the provision of academic enrichment and college prep activities. Victoria's grant provided operating support for the program at three high schools in Newark.
Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey
Playwrights Theater of New Jersey provides in-school residencies to teach children playwriting, poetry, prose and creative dramatics. The Foundation's grant supported the Newark Young Writers Program, which serves more than 900 Newark students at 15 sites.
Public Health Research Institute/UMDNJ
Housed within the University of Medicine and Dentistry, the Public Health Research Institute is a renowned research facility that conducts biomedical research to address infectious diseases. Victoria’s grant supported Newark students’ participation in the 2008 Summer Internship Program.
Public Interest Projects
Public Interest Projects oversees a new funder collaborative, the Fund for Education Organizing. This grant supported efforts to significantly enhance community organizing efforts in Newark to improve K-12 education outcomes.
Queen of Angels School
Queen of Angels is a pre-K through eighth grade parochial school. Victoria's grant provided continued support for the school's technology instructor and its parent engagement workshops.
The Rainforest Alliance uses an interdisciplinary curriculum that allows children in grades K-8 to use the hands-on rainforest themed activities to explore their local environment while addressing environmental stewardship. Victoria's support enabled the program to expand to four new Newark public schools where it trained 200 teachers and reached 2,000 students.
Saint Mary School
Based in Newark, Saint Mary School is one of the oldest Catholic schools in New Jersey and serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Victoria's grant helped to support its technology instructor.
Saint Vincent Academy
Saint Vincent Academy was founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and is the only private high school for girls in Newark. Victoria supported the ninth and tenth grade math programs, as well as SAT preparation for the older students.
Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children
The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children provides elementary and high school tuition assistance to disadvantaged youth in New Jersey. Victoria's grant enabled 35 Newark elementary school children to attend private and parochial schools.
School of the Garden State Ballet
The School of the Garden State Ballet was founded in Newark in 1950 and is now located in Newark Symphony Hall. The Foundation provided scholarship support that enabled over 400 Newark children to enroll in rigorous ballet classes.
Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts
Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts provides sequential training in dance and related theatre arts. Victoria's grant provided support for arts residencies at the Quitman Street Community School in Newark.
This grant supported the 2008 SMART Initiative, a UMDNJ-operated summer program to provide hands-on science enrichment to 150 Newark high school students.
St. Benedict's Preparatory School
Founded in 1868 by the Benedictine Monks, St. Benedict's is a college preparatory school in Newark educating young men in grades 7 through 12. The Foundation's grant supported general operations as well as a challenge grant to assist St. Benedict's in attracting new funding sources.
St. Philip's Academy
Founded in 1988 in the Episcopal tradition, St. Philip's Academy is an independent K-8 school established in Newark to provide inner-city students with a strong academic program. The Foundation's grant supported teacher professional development and scholarships for Newark youth.
Student Partner Alliance
Student Partner Alliance provides tuition support and mentoring to financially disadvantaged youth in the greater Newark region, matching students with individual donors/mentors who provide tuition assistance to cover all four years of a private or parochial high school. The Foundation's grant provided general operating support.
Teach For America
Teach for America places highly motivated, committed graduates from the nation's top colleges in low-income, under-performing public schools. This grant supported Teach for America’s partnership with the Newark Public Schools.
The Friends of Team Academy Charter School
TEAM Academy (Together, Everyone Achieves More) is an academically intensive college preparatory middle school, part of the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) charter schools. The Foundation provided capital funds for a new middle school in Newark.
Founded in 1951, United Academy serves 162 children in pre-K through eighth grade. This grant supported scholarships for Newark students.
The following education grants were for amounts under $15,000:
New Jersey Opera Theater ($12,000)
Newark Preschool Council ($3,500)
Newark Public School ($4,500 & $11,000)
Paterson Education Fund> ($2,000)
Princeton Center for Leadership Training ($10,000)
Printmaking Council of New Jersey ($10,000)
Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions
ANJEC has a long history of providing technical assistance to New Jersey's local environmental commissions. Victoria's grant supported general operations.
Conservation Resources Inc.
Conservation Resources, Inc. strives to increase the capacity, expertise, and financial resources available to private and public conservation efforts in New Jersey. Victoria's grant supported general operations and its small grants program.
Eastern Environmental Law Center of New Jersey
Eastern Environmental Law Center of New Jersey is a nonprofit public interest environmental law firm. Victoria's grant supported the Center's pro-bono work preserving of open space in the Highlands and Pinelands, as well as environmental justice cases that affect Newark.
Environmental Defense is a nationwide organization that protects natural resources. The Foundation's grant supported its work in New Jersey to strengthen protection of the Highlands region.
Victoria's grants provided general operating support for this organization, which focuses on and advocates for the environmental health of the Hackensack River watershed, which includes the Lower Passaic River and the Newark Bay.
Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance
The Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance focuses its preservation efforts in the Highlands region of Hunterdon County. Victoria's grant supported its land preservation efforts.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Founded in 1970, Natural Resources Defense Council combines legal and scientific expertise to address important environmental issues. This grant supported efforts to remediate dioxin contamination along the Passaic River and the Newark Bay Superfund site.
$50,000 & $100,000
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is a leading international, nonprofit land trust organization, that protects and preserves the land and water that plants and animals need to survive. Victoria's grant supported general operations of its New Jersey office.
The second grant of $100,000 provided land acquisition funds for the purchase of open space in the Flatbrook Valley of the Kittatinny Ridge.
New Jersey Audubon Society
The New Jersey Audubon Society is committed to the preservation of New Jersey's natural habitats and the protection of animals and plants. Victoria's grant supported efforts to ensure adequate funding for urban parks and open spaces.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
$60,000 & $250,000
NJCF has become one of the nation's most effective statewide land conservation organizations, helping to protect more than 100,000 acres of New Jersey land through acquisition, stewardship, and strong land use policies. Victoria's grants supported its Conservation Assistance Program, which provides technical assistance to land conservation partners.
The second grant of $250,000 provided land acquisition funds to help purchase and preserve in perpetuity the 63-acre Sigler Farm in Washington Township located in the Highlands.
New Jersey Future
New Jersey Future is the leading voice for smart growth in New Jersey. Victoria’s grant supported efforts to ensure that the issues of urban decline and suburban sprawl remain a priority issue for state leaders.
New Jersey Highlands Coalition
The New Jersey Highlands Coalition serves as the watchdog agency to protect and preserve the Highlands and to ensure responsible implementation of the Highlands Act. Victoria's grant supported general operations.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is the only non-governmental organization committed to protecting and preserving New Jersey's Pinelands. Victoria's grant targeted PPA’s efforts to protect and preserve the quality and quantity of water in the Pinelands.
Trout Unlimited is a national organization that conserves, protects and restores North American rivers and their watersheds that support trout and salmon. Victoria provided support to restore the Musconetcong River in the Highlands.
Trust for Public Land--New Jersey Field Office
$40,000 & $250,000
Founded in 1972, the Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit land conservation organization. Victoria's grant supported general operations for the New Jersey Field Office, which has permanently preserved over 23,000 acres of open space across the state, and has created seven new parks and playgrounds in the city of Newark.
The second grant of $250,000 provided land acquisition funding to conserve the 120-acre Mosle Preserve located in Mendham Township in the Highlands.
The following environmental grants were for amounts under $15,000:
Land Trust Alliance ($7,500)
Passaic River Coalition ($10,000)
Public Interest Research Foundation of New Jersey ($5,000)
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT/URBAN ACTIVITIES
ACORN is the nation's largest community organizing agency working with low-and-moderate-income families to foster social justice and stronger communities. This grant focused on helping Newark residents who may lose their homes due to predatory lending practices.
Branch Brook Park Alliance
The Branch Brook Park Alliance was established in 1999 to reverse the Park's deterioration and to reactivate this Newark Olmstead Park’s use by the community. Victoria supported a study to restore the Park's waterway system and to help fund a grant writer position.
Center for Civic Responsibility
The Center for Civic Responsibility works throughout New Jersey to engage citizens in government. This grant focused on the organization’s efforts in Newark to train residents to serve on boards and commissions.
Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership/Rutgers
The Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership, housed within Rutgers' Graduate Business School, is dedicated to improving the executive leadership and governance of nonprofit organizations. This grant supported the Leaders Common Ground program for executive directors in Newark.
Community Wealth Ventures/Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength, a national anti-hunger organization, launched a subsidiary agency in 1997 called Community Wealth Ventures that helps nonprofit organizations become more self-sustaining by generating revenue through business ventures. Victoria's grant supported a collaborative effort in Newark.
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
In collaboration with other funders, this grant supported the hiring of a Philanthropic Liaison to work in Newark’s City Hall, whose charge is to link private sector resources with the City priorities.
CREST Community Development Corporation
Victoria supported CREST with its efforts to revitalize the Westside Park section of Newark, building affordable homes, creating economic development opportunities, and offering leadership skills training for neighborhood residents.
El Club del Barrio
El Club del Barrio is a multi-service agency for residents of the South Broad Street/Lincoln Park section of Newark. Victoria’s grant provided general operating support.
Episcopal Community Development
Episcopal Community Development assembles and develops affordable housing projects in disadvantaged communities. The Foundation's grant supported its efforts in Newark.
Habitat for Humanity Newark
Habitat for Humanity Newark is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty and homelessness. Prospective Habitat homeowners invest 400 hours of "sweat equity" helping to build their own houses. Victoria's grants helped strengthen the agency's infrastructure.
Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
The Housing and Community Development Network is a statewide association of affordable housing and community development corporations. The Network's primary mission is to enhance the ability of its members to create and preserve affordable housing and to build strong communities. Victoria's funding supported activities in Newark.
Housing Partnership Development Corporation
The Housing Partnership Development Corporation works to create affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods by serving as an intermediary between government and private and non-profit developers. Victoria's grant supported the Housing Partnership's work with the city of Newark on its affordable housing strategy.
Ironbound Community Corporation
Ironbound Community Corporation is a community-based, multi-service organization in the East Ward that serves over 800 Newark residents each day. Victoria's grant supported general operating expenses.
La Casa de Don Pedro
$220,000 & $250,000
La Casa de Don Pedro is a multi-service organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for residents in Newark's North Ward. Victoria's grant provided general operating support for community and economic development projects.
Leadership Newark recruits young professionals who live or work in Newark to participate in a two-year leadership training program. The Foundation provided general operating support and a capacity-building challenge grant to add program staff.
Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District
Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District is developing a Newark neighborhood known as Symphony Hall West with several related projects include artists' housing, galleries, teaching/work spaces, and a Museum of African American Music. Victoria's grant provided general operating support.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) helps community development corporations transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy ones by providing technical assistance, grants and loans. Victoria's grant supported the Greater Newark and Jersey City LISC's work in Newark.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research develops and disseminates new ideas to foster greater economic independence. Victoria's grant supported a "loaned executive" with experience in workforce and prisoner reentry issues to the city of Newark to help craft and implement a prisoner reentry strategy.
New Community Corporation
Founded in the aftermath of the 1967 civil disturbances, New Community Corporation has been revitalizing Newark's Central Ward for 40 years with a wide array of community-based services and programs. Victoria’s grant provided general operating support.
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice works simultaneously at the state and municipal policy levels to deliver programs that demonstrate how research can work in practice. Victoria’s grant supported general operating expenses, with a special focus on prisoner re-entry issues.
The Newark Alliance, established in 1999, is comprised of Newark business leaders working to make Newark a better, safer place to work and live. This grant supported a partnership with the NJ Institute for Social Justice to generate sustainable jobs in the Port Newark trucking sector for low-income Newark residents.
Nonprofit Finance Fund
The Nonprofit Finance Fund works to strengthen the financial health of nonprofit organizations. Victoria's grant supported an intensive analytical process for three Newark agencies to improve their underlying financial health and assess their readiness for change or growth.
North Ward Center
The North Ward Center, established in 1972, provides a wide array of community based education and social services to over 10,000 youth and families annually. Victoria grants supported general operating expenses.
Partnership In Philanthropy
Partnership in Philanthropy provides fundraising expertise to organizations in the nonprofit sector in order to improve the quality of life for those in need. This grant supported a hands-on consultancy for two Newark agencies, to diversify and increase fundraising results.
Philadelphia Urban Coalition Foundation
The Philadelphia Comprehensive Center for Fathers provides resources and support to non-custodial fathers who are returning from incarceration or are involved with children’s protective services. Victoria's grant supported the provision of technical assistance to replicate the program in Newark.
Regional Plan Association
The Regional Plan Association, founded in 1922, is an independent planning organization that works to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region. Victoria’s grant supported its work with the City of Newark on its master plan initiative and specific redevelopment projects.
Unified Vailsburg Services Organization
$197,500 & $100,000
Unified Vailsburg Services Organization is a neighborhood-based, multi-service agency that serves residents in the West Ward of Newark. The Foundation's grant provided general operating support.
The second grant of $100,000 provided capital support toward construction of a new 14-classroom preschool in the Ivy Hill section of Newark to serve 210 children.
Urban League of Essex County
The Urban league of Essex County, based in Newark, provides early childhood education, youth programming, community organizing, and job training programs. Victoria’s grant provided general operating support.
YouthBuild is a youth development program that serves out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 24. YouthBuild provides GED training and life skills, while teaching participants the transferable skills of the construction trade. Victoria’s grant provided general operating support.
The following neighborhood development/urban activities grants were for amounts under $15,000:
Center for Non-Profit Corporations ($7,500)
Mildred Helms Park Restoration Committee/Trust for Public Land ($1,500)
New Jersey Tree Foundation ($2,500)
Pro Bono Partnership ($7,500)
YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Above the Rim Inc. of Newark
Above the Rim provides a summer basketball day camp and tournament for Newark youth, which includes workshops on conflict resolution, career assessment, substance abuse and leadership skills. Victoria's grant supported the 2008 summer program.
AIDS Resource Foundation for Children
Founded in 1985, the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children is a community-based agency that provides family-centered services to children and adults who are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The Foundation's grant supported the afterschool program for children and teens in Newark.
Victoria provided general operating support to this multi-service agency, which provides both crisis and preventive services ranging from a homeless shelter to supports for families at risk of losing children to foster care.
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, established in 1960, operates an intensive, high quality residential arts camp each summer, as part of its award winning year round arts programming. Victoria’s grant supported scholarships for 15 Newark students to attend a four-week residential summer camp session in 2008.
Aspira, Inc. of New Jersey
Aspira provides in-school, drop-out prevention and leadership development programs for middle and high school-aged youth throughout New Jersey. Victoria's grant supported school-based Aspira Clubs in five Newark public schools.
Association for Children of New Jersey
ACNJ collects, analyzes and distributes information on the well-being of children in New Jersey so that community residents and elected officials can pinpoint problems and work toward solutions. Victoria's grant supported the enhancement, publication and dissemination of ACNJ's 2008 Newark Kids Count report.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark serves nearly 5,000 youth annually. This grant supported general operations and the Clubs’ 2008 summer day camp program, which serve 800 Newark children.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark Life Camp
BGCN LifeCamp is an educationally enriching and nurturing six-week day camp program located in Pottersville, New Jersey serving 300 Newark children. This grant supported camperships for Newark children for the summer of 2008.
Camp Speers Eljabar YMCA
Located in 1,100 acres in the Pocono Mountains, Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA offers summer camp and year-round outdoor educational programs. Victoria's grant supported a partnership with North Star Academy students throughout the year.
Camp Vacamas Association
Camp Vacamas provides educational enrichment programs during the school year to Camp Vacamas provides educational enrichment programs for disadvantaged youth. Victoria's support funded 60 camperships for Newark students in grades 4-8 to attend an intensive 3-week summer residential program with an emphasis on experiential learning.
Caucus Educational Corporation
Caucus Educational Corporation operates Stand & Deliver, an afterschool program aimed at instilling self-confidence and improving communication, leadership, and job readiness skills of high school students in Newark. Victoria's grant supported general operations.
Community Agencies Corporation of New Jersey
The Community Agencies Corporation serves as the lead agency for the community school program at Quitman Street Elementary School in Newark. Victoria's grant supported the 2008 summer day camp program for 200 students.
Emmanuel Church of Christ
Emmanuel Church provides afterschool programs and a safe haven summer camp in a nurturing environment for children in Newark's Central Ward. This grant supported the 2008 six-week summer day camp program for at-risk neighborhood children.
FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development
FOCUS is multi-service agency that serves the Hispanic community in Newark. This grant supported the 2008 Summer Shadow Program, a six-week day camp, including a weekly internship program for Newark youth at risk of dropping out of school.
Friendly Fuld Neighborhood Centers
Friendly Fuld serves youth and families residing in Newark's Central Ward through its numerous programs and services. Victoria's grant provided support for its programs that target school-aged youth.
Friends and Families United, Inc.
Friends and Families United operates several youth development programs in Newark schools. Victoria's grant supported the Best Men program, which includes mentoring, community service and leadership development activities.
Frost Valley YMCA
Frost Valley YMCA provides year-round programming at its 6,000-acre site in the Catskills. This grant supported camperships for the 2008 summer residential program for Newark youth.
Girl Scouts of Rolling Hills Council
Victoria’s grant supported Girl Scouts of Rolling Hills’ Girl Scouting Beyond Bars for girls in Newark whose mothers are incarcerated, enabling the girls to visit their mothers each month and participate in troop activities.
GlassRoots, located in Newark, provides afterschool and summer programs in hands-on glass arts and business skills for youth. Victoria's grant provided general operating support.
Helen Keller International
Victoria’s grant supported ChildSight, a Helen Keller initiative established in 1994 to improve the vision, and consequently the academic potential, of children living in urban and rural poverty. The program provided 5,000 Newark students with free vision screening and free eyeglasses to 600 of the students.
Independence: A Family of Services
Independence offers a holistic approach to case management, referral, and other supportive services for disadvantaged, emotionally troubled youth and their families from the greater Newark area. Victoria's grant supported general operations.
Kids Corporation II
Kids Corporation II provides education, recreation, and health services to children throughout Newark, including access to its camp located in Blairstown, New Jersey. Victoria provided general operating support.
Mental Health Association in New Jersey
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey provides education, training and mental health services. Victoria's grant supported a pilot program in Newark that educates and trains African-American church leaders to identify, refer, and more effectively support congregants who have mental health issues.
Metropolitan YMCAs of the Oranges
The Metropolitan YMCAs of the Oranges serves over 91,000 individuals and families annually through its five branches and operates numerous day and sleep-away camps. Victoria funded 2008 summer camperships for 100 Newark youth.
Morristown Neighborhood House Association
Founded in 1898 as a settlement house for Italian immigrants, Morristown Neighborhood House continues to provide a wide array of services to the predominantly Hispanic and African-American low-income residents of the greater Morristown region. The Foundation's grant supported programs for school-aged youth.
New Jersey After 3
The mission of New Jersey After 3 is to expand high quality afterschool programs throughout the state of New Jersey. This grant supported the creation of afterschool programs at nine Newark public schools serving over 1,400 children.
New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund
New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund promotes social and economic justice for low and moderate-income people in New Jersey. Victoria's grant supported its financial education program in Newark that includes free income tax preparation, financial literacy workshops, and homeownership counseling.
Newark Emergency Services for Families
Newark Emergency Services for Families is a multi-service agency that works to stabilize and strengthen individuals and families in crisis in the greater Newark area. Victoria’s grant supported general operations and direct emergency services.
Newark Family Resource Network
Newark Family Resource Network has been providing child abuse and neglect prevention services in Newark for twenty years. Victoria's grant supported the delivery of services to families in need referred to the organization who are not currently involved in the State’s Division of Youth and Family Services.
Newark Performing Arts Corporation
Newark Symphony Hall has a long history of offering arts programming and performances for Newark and NJ residents. Victoria's grant supported the 2008 arts and music camp for Newark middle grade students.
Victoria’s grant supported NJ LEEP (Law and Education Empowerment Project), a college-bound program for Newark youth, which includes a 5-week intensive Summer Law Institute for recent eighth grade graduates and an afterschool program during the school year.
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ
Planned Parenthood remains committed to the ideal of the individual's right to control his/her fertility, including that right for individual teenagers. Victoria supported health and life skills education services for teens in Newark.
Project U.S.E. is a statewide program that uses outdoor experiential learning as a tool to help young people build socials skills, self confidence, and an appreciation for the environment. Victoria's grant supported services to Newark youth, including a boat-building initiative.
Protestant Community Centers
Protestant Community Centers, Inc. provides a wide range of programs designed to enrich the lives of at-risk youth and families in Newark. Victoria's grant provided general operating support.
QUEST INK!, Inc.
QUEST INK! operates a unique academic and cultural enrichment summer day camp experience for 100 children. The camp is staffed by high school and college students from Newark. Victoria's grant supported the 2008 summer camp program.
Salvation Army--Newark Area Services
This grant provided 2008 camperships for grandparents and their grandchildren from Newark to attend Camp Tecumseh, the Salvation Army's residential summer camp program located in Pittstown, New Jersey. Participating grandparents have the daily custodial care of their grandchildren.
Trail Blazers Camps
Trail Blazers is a social service organization that provides at-risk youth with an intensive, goal-oriented camping experience designed to build values and skills essential for productive citizenship. Victoria's grant provided 2008 camperships for Newark youth.
UMDNJ’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
This grant supported UMDNJ’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine’s program Waiting Room Parents, a structuring training program in parenting skills for parents/guardians of at-risk adolescent boys.
United Way of Essex & West Hudson
The United Way of Essex & West Hudson supports its communities through grants and capacity-building technical assistance. Victoria's grant funded United Way's Bridges to Success, a coalition of Newark agencies working together to strengthen services and respond to the unmet needs of children and teens.
Youth Consultation Service
Youth Consultation Service, located in Newark, provides extensive mental health services for the region. This grant funded its neighborhood-based afterschool program in Newark’s North Ward.
Youth Development Clinic of Newark
The Youth Development Clinic provides comprehensive mental and emotional health services to residents of the Greater Newark area. Victoria's grant supported mental health services at three preschool centers and an elementary school in Newark.
YWCA of Essex & West Hudson
Victoria's grant supported camperships for 30 homeless and at-risk girls from Newark to attend the YWCA’s Camp Lenoloc for two weeks during the summer of 2008. experience.
The following youth and families grants were for amounts under $15,000:
ARC of Essex County ($6,000)
Newark Little League Committee ($5,000)
Renaissance Community Development Corporation Center ($12,500)
St. James Social Services Corporation ($12,000)
Union Chapel Community Development Corporation ($12,000)