North Plainfield Forum – North Plainfield (Somerset County)

The North Plainfield Forum brings together community leaders who represent businesses, civic organizations, police, the schools, social service entities and religious organizations, all for one purpose: To strengthen the North Plainfield community. The groups share information and, together, collaborate, coordinate, promote and encourage each other. The Forum meets the first Thursday of each month, and … Continued

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Kindergarten Summit – Somerville School District (Somerset County)

Preschool providers from throughout the Somerville area are invited each spring to discuss best practices, share Kindergarten expectations and articulate ideas during the district’s “Kindergarten Summit.” The program benefits early education for Somerville students, by bringing together their preschool providers. The session highlights effective components, as well as areas of weakness, in preschools. It also … Continued

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ECS Veterans’ Day Program – Eastampton School District (Burlington County)

The Eastampton Community School marks Veterans’ Day with an inter-generational experience and history lesson, rolled into one. Every year, during the week of Veterans’ Day, the school invites veterans from the community to share their stories with students, during inter-generational interviews. The veterans, spanning World War II through the Global War on Terror, and representing … Continued

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Natural Sciences Technology – Cape May County Technical School District

  At Cape May County Technical High School, students are learning by helping save ospreys. Working in an outdoor classroom of marsh and inland waterways, with biologists from the state Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, students have helped gather essential information on the county’s osprey population. Students monitor a particular area of the salt … Continued

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Margate Schools’ Garden – Margate (Atlantic County)

At the Tighe School in Margate, students and their families are cultivating their knowledge about sustainability, and putting roots down in the community, by growing a vegetable garden. The garden was started in 2006 by a local restaurateur and community activist, and was awarded a grant by the New Jersey Agricultural Society. A group of … Continued

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