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HOLA: HOLA New Jersey Expo & Conference 2022


The New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards honor immigrant business leaders and highlight their social and economic contributions to New Jersey communities. The NJ Business Immigration Coalition will honor the winners of the 9th Annual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneurs awards on September 21, 2022, 4pm-7pm, at Maritime Parc in Liberty State Park...

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The Importance of Voting. Alice Paul Institute Programs.


Voting is a right that should not be taken for granted. As citizens of the United States, the right to vote gives us a say in who represents us on the federal and state level. While voting allows each individual to have their voices heard, this was not always the case. Until the year 1920, women did not have the right to vote. Alice Paul, born in 1...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace. An interview with Celeste R. Warren.


Many improvements can and must be made in the workplace to ensure a viable, more welcoming work culture. The workforce will continue to become more and more diverse, only further stressing the need for equity and inclusivity. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) expert Celeste R. Warren spoke with the Garden State Woman Education Foundation on th...

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Debbie Walsh, Director of CAWP, Speaks on the Political Climate.


Today's political climate radiates negativity and disorder. Voting, having our voices heard, and remaining strong is so important during such chaotic times. The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and is a leading source of scholarly research a...

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CFO Beth Fylstra of SOPAC and the Upcoming 2022-2023 Season


The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced their 2022-2023 season and all of the exciting acts to come. After two and a half years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida remediation, SOPAC has reopened their performance halls, which have been revamped with a new stage and orchestra pit and a freshly remodeled i...

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Interview with Best-Selling Author Nora D’Ecclesis. “Zen Rohatsu” is the Path to Equanimity.


Being stressed and anxious, feelings many can relate to, can be taxing and put a damper on one's motivation and happiness. But there is an answer to dealing with life's stressors, and that is by cultivating a mindfulness practice. The Garden State Woman Education Foundation (GSWEF) spoke with best-selling author, Nora D'Ecclesis, about her new book...

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Summer 2022 Events by Centenary Stage Company and Alice Paul Institute


Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series announces their Summer Festival of Shows which will run from August 5-14 in the Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ. Shows include I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, and Two for Four. I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do! is a musical about soul mates nav...

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Interview with Mary Dixon Lebeau, Author of “Secret Jersey Shore: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure”


Mary Dixon Lebeau, a freelance writer and former reporter and newspaper columnist, is deeply connected with New Jersey's oceanside. The Jersey Shore is the place where her parents met and where she herself was raised. Her experiences, memories, and love for her childhood home has led Lebeau to share its unique and little-known wonders with others i...

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The Landscape of Life Post-Roe v. Wade with The Femtech Lawyer


A major decision was made by the United States Supreme Court on June 24, 2022. One that marks a very significant and historical event that drastically impacts the rights and lives of women. The overturning of Roe v. Wade has caused not only conflict concerning women's rights, but serious changes to the healthcare system and medical research. T...

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The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County Names Franci Steinberg as President of the Board of Managers


The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County recently announced Franci Steinberg as the new president of the Board of Managers. Steinberg previously served as vice president and has been a member of the Community Chest's Board of Managers since 2014, as well as a member of the Executive Committee since 2018. Franci Steinberg holds notable accomplis...

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Creative Ways to Spend the Summer


Beaming heat in the afternoons and tranquil breezes in the evening. The sun remains, lingering in the sky past 5pm. Summer is finally here, providing us a few months of rest and relaxation after a long school year. Now that we have some extra time on our hands, there are endless ways we can spend it productively while having some fun. Relaxing, spe...

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Tips on the College Decision-Making Process


The Garden State Woman Education Foundation (GSWEF) was able to speak with Danny Ruderman, America's leading college counselor. We had a few questions and received great advice on the college decision-making process. How do you define a "good college"? Danny defines a "good college" as one in which a student can thrive, not just academically, but p...

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Young Women of Bergen County Receive Leadership Awards from The Community Chest

The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County has announced the recipients of its fourth annual High School Young Women’s Leadership Awards program.

In response to the applicants of the program, Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Community Chest said, “We were very impressed with the caliber of the applicants for these leadership awards. Each demonstrated exceptional talents and a commitment to social justice causes. A tremendous need always exists for good leaders and especially now, young women with strong leadership abilities and a commitment to social consciousness are critical in our communities.”

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A Solid Plan for a Solid Future. The Importance of Young Girls Taking Charge of Their Life.

A Solid Plan for a Solid Future. The Importance of Young Girls Taking Charge of Their Life.

The Garden State Woman Education Foundation (GSWEF) is an organization that pushes and aids young women to take charge of their futures. We see the significance of young girls taking control from an early age. By providing a platform for young girls to learn, plan, and think about their future careers and life goals, GSWEF supports and encourages young woman to be independent and successful achievers. Since 1998, GSWEF has catered to women with services aimed to support women in business, finance, and health. To further help young women thrive in life beyond school, GSWEF provides them with sensible information and advice, hosts career-related events, and provides academic scholarships that will aid them in their journey to success.

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The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation has been awarded a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation has been awarded a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, NJ, has been awarded a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant.

AARP New Jersey aims to support the efforts of communities to become a great place for its residents. Their goal with the Community Challenge Grant is to give organizations the opportunity to create a project that will improve and support a community.

NNJCF is grateful to have received the 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant, and will implement the “Women’s Mural Project: Celebrating Black Suffragists and Achievements of Black Women in Englewood.” This project will showcase the stories of Black women in Englewood and highlight their accomplishments.

A professional artist will design a groundbreaking mural on the wall of the Women’s Rights Information Center in Englewood, adding to the aestheticism of the city. Additionally, this project will bring the community together by involving residents to participate in the mural design through workshops that will teach them about the history of Black suffragists.

AARP New Jersey State Director, Stephanie Hunsinger expressed her enthusiasm for NNJCF's project. “We are incredibly excited to support the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation as they work to make immediate improvements in their community to encourage promising ideas and jumpstart long-term change.”

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