Project Self-Sufficiency participant Cynthia Morales was recently awarded a scholarship by the Sparta Woman’s Club Education Committee in recognition of her desire to further her education. The Sparta Woman’s Club, a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, offers scholarships to high school seniors as well as women who are returning to school. Recipients must be attending college, trade school or business school.
Morales recently graduated from Project Self-Sufficiency’s “Higher Opportunities for Women” employment skills training program and currently owns a pet care business. She will be attending Sussex County Community College in pursuit of a degree as a veterinary technician.
“Cynthia showed a great deal of determination in completing the HOW program here at Project Self-Sufficiency and she is looking forward to furthering her education,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency. “We commend the Sparta Woman’s Club for their continued support of women as they pursue their educational goals.”
Project Self-Sufficiency provides an array of services aimed primarily at low-income families. Programs include career guidance, computer training, help with obtaining a high school diploma, parenting skills classes, legal assistance and education, financial workshops, health education, childcare and family activities. The agency offers help around the holidays, formal dresses during prom season, and assistance with emergency basic needs, such as food and clothing to its participants. Most services are free and many are open to the public. For information about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org or call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.