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Impact100 Essex Awards $100K Grant to Prevent Child Abuse NJ

Impact100 Essex Awards $100K Grant to Prevent Child Abuse NJ

Friday, January 29, 2021

Impact100 Essex awarded its fourth annual grant to Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey (PCA-NJ). PCA-NJ's mission with the $100,000 grant is to implement a research-based, trauma-informed Children's Wellness Initiative in five Essex County schools or childcare centers, with the goal of reaching 1,500 students and their families.

"It's an amazing honor to be chosen by this remarkable group of women leaders in Essex County. This project will truly transform many schools in Essex County with new tools and information that teachers, principals, parents and students can use to better understand how "toxic" stressful events affect their ability to succeed in school. This program will provide the critical skills needed to strengthen the resilience needed to overcome the challenges in life. Our mission is to improve a broad array of critical outcomes, in school and in life, for hundreds of Essex County children and their families", said Rush Russell, Executive Director for PCA-NJ. PCA-NJ is in the process of identifying the first 5 schools in Essex County for this program. The Newark Educators Community Charter School is the first school to commit to the project.

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