Poetry, prose and short-story writing workshop, drawing inspiration from nature, and run in cooperation with Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Positive Action Program for children aged 5-18 in Plainfield, Elizabeth, and Union.
Backpack program to provide school supplies for lower-income children
Programs for Summit’s most economically disadvantaged residents, including work boots, coats and gloves for day laborers, and a health fair.
Peer Coordinator Initiative, designed to increase the number of trained volunteer children’s advocates, by using current advocates to coach and supports their own teams of newer advocates
Expansion of the Special Needs Primary Care facility which serves more than 1700 children with special needs, along with their siblings.
Develop videos, suitable for use in schools, about civic engagement; host a news-and-democracy forum featuring broadcast news leaders.
In cooperation with nine public and private agencies serving the poor and hungry in Summit, provide food, school supplies, and diapers for people and families in need.
Support for Community Service programs, including those serving the special needs population, English as a Second Language students and senior citizens including recovering cardiac and pulmonary patients, individuals with Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis
Support Seniors Sing! a free program for seniors, as well as fifteen scholarship to the Children’s Choir of New Jersey for underserved students whose families are unable to afford musical opportunities for their children
Breast cancer education & support for Latin American women in the community who do not have the language skills or financial wherewithal to obtain health care.
Three concerts, four recitals, two classes, and several lectures, all aimed at enhancing people’s understanding of music.
Support for a program of performances designed with older people in mind.
Vocational training equipment that allows adults with disabilities to learn skills and earn money.
Children’s After-School and Summer programs provide educational enrichment, group support, and recreation for children 6-12 who live in shelters, hotels, and low-income environments.
Provide prevention services for families at risk of losing their housing and assistance for families who are homeless so they can move into housing quickly
Support groups for grieving families, aimed at reducing isolation, teach resilience, and develop a sense of hopefulness for the future.
Environmental education and water quality programs in conjunction with local schools
Support groups for grieving children and their families, including a new program for Spanish-speaking families.
Free English tutoring program, in conjunction with Summit High School, aimed at immigrant families.
Support for the Arts Access Program, which allows people with complex disabilities to participate in the fine arts.
Teaching social skills to children with autism.
Three site-specific dance performances to be held in conjunction with Reeves-Reed Arboretum.
Renovation of bathroom and new flooring at the agency’s two group homes in Summit.
Mobility Program to get hospital patients back on their feet as soon as possible, reducing the risk of mobility, cognitive, and activity problems later in their recovery.
Programs to inspire creativity, nurture confidence, and make the theater arts experiences available to all children, regardless of economic or physical limitations.
Creation of a linear park utilizing abandoned railroad right-of-way near downtown Summit.
Early Intervention Program to provide comprehensive services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
A gardening and water-conservation education program aimed mainly at students in Washington and Franklin schools; to include development of a proposed school curriculum.
Purchase of freezer for storage of food; SHIP Summit Helping Its People is a major provider of food for the hungry in Summit.
Replacing stage lighting used for elementary school theater programs
Scholarship aid to permit children from lower-income families to gain the benefits of the Learning Circle’s programs.
Supporting a program in which the library engages professors and scholars to provide four- to twelve-week courses on literature, history, art or music for elderly residents of Summit and surrounding communities
Aiding Dialogue Circles on Race, which are small-group discussions exploring the roots of individual and systemic racism; also, providing professional anti-racism training for 30 Summit-area youth and 30 Summit civic and religious leaders
Infant-Parent early-intervention program for hearing-impaired infants and toddlers.
Young artist competition concert
Visual arts enrichment programs, regardless of participants’ income level, ability to pay, age, or other limitations, in cooperation with other local agencies
Research and development project in an effort to develop sustainable programs to engage elderly residents in a range of music programs.
Supplies and fees to allow lower-income scouts to attend Camp Mason