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Thanksgiving Books for Breaks

Thanksgiving Books for Breaks

Thank you, to our amazing community partners  Christine‘s Hope for Kids and Morrisville Presbyterian Church for the wonderful “Thanksgiving Treat Bags” provided by Christine’s Hope for Kids for CCFA’s “Books for Breaks“ at Jefferson Intermediate School on November...

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Books & Treats

Books & Treats

The Center for Child and Family Achievement’s(CCFA) 8th Annual “ Books & Treats” was held at the Jefferson Intermediate School and Wilson Homes yesterday. It was a joyous time filled with bags of sweet treats and fun hand toys for all 4th Graders at Jefferson....

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Leafless Not Lifeless with Sharon Benjamin

Leafless Not Lifeless with Sharon Benjamin

Wanda Webster Stansbury on Leafless Not Lifeless with Sharon Benjamin. interview - Center for Child and Family Achievement our impact celebrating 8 years of “Families Reading and Achieving Together “ and over 80,000 books for Children’s Home Libraries!...

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CCFA Students Attend Watershed Nature Camp

CCFA Students Attend Watershed Nature Camp

Watershed Nature Camp welcomed 28 students from Kindergarten to 9th grade, from June 27th - August 18th. CCFA students were recruited from our Trenton community partners at Wilson Homes, Trenton Public Library, Gregory School, Monument School, Life Gate Christian...

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CCFA Partners With the Big Dream Youth Festival

CCFA Partners With the Big Dream Youth Festival

August 13th “The Big Dream “ Youth Festival was a great day of celebration, providing over 1,000 children in Trenton with, hot dogs, ice cones, cotton candy, popcorn, over 100 free new bikes, gift cards, new school uniforms, basketballs, books and lots of great...

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CCFA Promotes “DREAM BIG“ Youth Festival

CCFA Promotes “DREAM BIG“ Youth Festival

CCFA promotes the “DREAM BIG“ Youth Festival, at our Summer Camp, held in partnership with Gregory School and Princeton Blairstown! The Center for Child and Family Achievement’s Princeton Blairstown Summer Bridge STEAM Camp at Gregory School promotes the “DREAM BIG”...

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CCFA Sponsors 3rd Annual Trenton Women’s Gathering

CCFA Sponsors 3rd Annual Trenton Women’s Gathering

CCFA partners with Ms. Yolanda L. Robinson‘s, Living a Powerful Life, LLC for the 3rd Annual Trenton Women’s Gathering. This inspiring event is a day to celebrate women in their various roles, situations, challenges, and success as business owners, authors, vendors,...

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CCFA Campers at Baldpate Nature Camp

CCFA Campers at Baldpate Nature Camp

We are delighted that for our second Summer the Mercer County Park Commission has provided 5 scholarships for CCFA students to attend a week exploring nature, at Baldpate Nature Camp. Kyler Stokes, featured here is a Trenton,7th Grader who attended Baldpate Nature...

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SWIM to ROW- Girls Level 3 Final Phase

SWIM to ROW- Girls Level 3 Final Phase

CCFA’s SWIM to ROW -Girls, Level 3; from May 10th - July 26th, Six girls started in September 2021. Three girls completed all SWIM to ROW requirements and were awarded a certificate of completion by the Princeton National Rowing Association presented to Kewyanya Ford...

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CCFA at Education Summit

CCFA at Education Summit

CCFA was represented by Wanda Webster Stansbury at the Annual Innovative Schools Summit in Las Vegas, July 6th-9th, the focus of the conference was to address issues and impacts of the pandemic; “learning loss, cultural responsiveness, and supportive discipline “. In...

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Juneteenth Event at Capital City Farm

Juneteenth Event at Capital City Farm

CCFA's “Read to Achieve“ Partners with Mercer County Park Commission, Juneteenth Event at Capital City Farm on June 18, 2022 The Mercer County Park Commission‘s Juneteenth Event at Capital City Farm was an outstanding celebration of the contributions of Black...

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STEAM Summer Bridge Camp

STEAM Summer Bridge Camp

Princeton Blairstown at Gregory School - STEAM Summer Bridge Camp - Recruitment Session for Raising 5th Graders June 8, 2022 Ms. Harris, Principal of Gregory School in partnership with CCFA invites Princeton Blairstown STEAM Summer Bridge Camp to Gregory School on...

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CCFA Camper Bags Given To 90 Students

CCFA Camper Bags Given To 90 Students

CCFA Camper Bags were given to all 90 of our Summer Campers; which included the Day at Mercer County Stables; Princeton Blairstown STEAM Summer Bridge Camp, Watershed Nature Camp, Baldpate Nature Camp, and Day at Mercer Stables. The CCFA Camper Bags included a CCFA...

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CCFA’s Parent Cafe at Gregory School May 11th

CCFA’s Parent Cafe at Gregory School May 11th

This was the last session in a series of 6 conducted by Rutgers SNAP-Ed Program and Rutgers for the School year October 2021-May 2022, Promoting Healthy Food Choices and Mindful Eating. On May 11th families gathered for the last in a series of 6 nutrition education...

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Girls SWIM to ROW Completes Level 2

Girls SWIM to ROW Completes Level 2

CCFA celebrates 4 “SWIM to ROW girls; Dezzimaya Rogers, Kennedy Crawford, Mazori Bush and Kewayna Blue who successfully completed Level 2 on April 19th. Special Thanks to Victoria Bush, parent chaperone and our community partners; Capital City YMCA for providing free...

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SWIM to ROW get Easter Gift Baskets

SWIM to ROW get Easter Gift Baskets

On April 12th CCFA’s SWIM to ROW girls were given Easter Gift Baskets , with lots of goodies and books to read during Spring . The bags included 2-4 inspirational books, a Bible devotional , 5-7 bags of chips , lots of Easter treats. Special Thanks to Nassau Christian...

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Families Cooking Together Parent Café

Families Cooking Together Parent Café

On April 6th CCFA’s second in a series of three Mindful Eating Cooking Classes was conducted by zoom from 6-7pm. This session “Families Cooking Together“ brought children with their siblings, parents and grandparents to learn and explore new recipes. Each family...

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CCFA’s “Read Across America“

CCFA’s “Read Across America“

March 8 - March 31, The Center for Child and Achievement’s “Read to Achieve” distributed over 300 new books to students at the Gregory and Monument Elementary Schools donated by the United Way of Greater Mercer County in celebration of “Read Across America Day”! CCFA...

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Over 1,300 Snacks Bags Given Students in Trenton

Over 1,300 Snacks Bags Given Students in Trenton

A smile on each students face as they took a snack home at the end of the day on March 22nd. Special Thanks to Melissa Oliver of Odyssey International Productions, long time CCFA corporate partner who donated and delivered over 1,300 bags of chips, to the Gregory and...

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Mommy & Me Cooking at Home Parent Cafe

Mommy & Me Cooking at Home Parent Cafe

March 9th, was the first Parent Café in the 2022 series “Mommy & Me Cooking at Home” a Mindful Eating cooking class conducted on Zoom for 20 Gregory School Students and CCFA Cohort Families. This cooking class brings parents and children in a interactive learning...

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SWIM to ROW – Level 2 Girls Cohort

SWIM to ROW – Level 2 Girls Cohort

SWIM to ROW Girls Cohort Level 2 is "off to a huge splash“ Victoria Bush, CCFA’s volunteer chaperone excitedly shared. On January 25th, when Trenton School opened after an extended “Christmas Break“ school closing due to the pandemic, CCFA’s SWIM to ROW Girls Cohort...

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CCFA’s Girls SWIM to ROW

CCFA’s Girls SWIM to ROW

CCFA’s Girls SWIM to ROW, Partnership with Mercer County Parks Commission, Hamilton YMCA, Capital YMCA, Princeton National Rowing Association and the CCFA We celebrate the accomplishments of six girls from Trenton, ages 11-13th who completed SWIM to ROW a 3-month...

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Donate to CCFA

Donate to CCFA

The faces of children we serve tell their stories, what happens when “tools for learning“ are placed in the hands of a child, they know that we see them! The Center for Child and Family Achievement‘s mission is accomplished in each child when we place the “tool kit...

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

November 30th is Giving Tuesday, please consider partnering with us to close the achievement gap at the Gregory and Monument Elementary Schools, and Wilson-Haverstak Homes in Trenton. Your $10 contribution will sponsor a student to participate in our Read to Achieve...

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Reading Enrichment Program

Reading Enrichment Program

Gregory Elementary School Reading Enrichment Program Principal Jeannette Harris and her leadership team have created a Reading Enrichment Program in collaboration with Mercer Street Friends and the Center for Child and Family Achievement (CCFA). Students have been...

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4-H Virtual Afterschool Program

4-H Virtual Afterschool Program

4-H Virtual Afterschool Program a collaboration with Center for Child and Family Achievement and Gregory Community School Jan 5, 2021 - Feb 23, 2021 A buffet of science topics awaits you offered through Center for Child and Family Achievement with Gregory Community...

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Helping to End Hunger!

Helping to End Hunger!

Morrisville Presbyterian Church continues to be first respondents for Families in Trenton helping to End Hunger! It takes "partnerships of compassion" working together to provide for families facing serious hunger issues during this pandemic! The Center for Child and...

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Family Baking Holiday Cookies

Family Baking Holiday Cookies

Great Family Fun! Baking up Traditions! The families loved the activity of “baking holiday cookies together“ As one student shared “now we have a family tradition, making cookies for Santa!” Children and parents learned how to read recipes. CCFA’s  "Read to Achieve"...

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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

East Trenton Committee Trunk or Treat October 31st, 2019 On Saturday, October 31st, 2020 the East Trenton Committee with hold a “Trunk or Treat“ event for children in the East Trenton Community at Lawrence Avenue in front of Hetzel’s Park, from 4pm-7pm. Fun for...

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Books and Treats

Books and Treats

CCFA's 5th Annual Books and Treats at the Gregory School October 29th, 2020 If you plan to attend please click the link to RSVP RSVP HERE Click on the flyer to download

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Ready To Learn

Ready To Learn

Your Generous Partnership, Helped Students to be “Ready to Learn” on the First Day of School. Thank You!!! The Center for Child and Family Achievement (CCFA) celebrates a new school year with the amazing students that will attend the Gregory Elemetary School, and all...

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We Appreciate Your Generosity!

We Appreciate Your Generosity!

The Center for Child and Family Achievement Deeply Appreciates Your Generosity! Dear Kathleen, On behalf of the 50 Gregory School students and CCFA volunteers, we send our deepest expression of gratitude for the beautiful original “tie-dye” tee shirts given to the...

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STEAM at Gregory School

STEAM at Gregory School

Center for Child and Family Development Center Partners with Mercer County 4-H to Promote STEAM at Gregory School Center for Child and Family Achievement’s Community Service Summer interns, Niegel Lightner, a 12th Grade Student at Ewing High School and Destinee...

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CCFA’s Annual “Read to Achieve”

CCFA’s Annual “Read to Achieve”

CCFA’s 6th Annual "Read to Achieve" Book Festival The Center for Child and Family Achievement’s 6th Annual “Read to Achieve” Book Festival held free book giveaway on Friday June 12th at Gregory School, the first in a series of books events to beheld in Trenton during...

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CCFA Anti-Racism Statement

CCFA Anti-Racism Statement

CCFA Anti-Racism Statement The work that Center for Child and Family Achievement does to mitigate the impacts of poverty on learning outcomes largely effects Black and Brown communities. Racial discrimination and injustice in education, employment and other...

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