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Culinary Training Facility Opens at Project Self-Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency has offered a variety of workplace training programs since its inception 30 years ago, from pre-apprenticeship training for non-traditional careers to fiber optics to office skills.   The organization’s latest initiative, Project CafĂ©, marries its longstanding focus on workplace excellence with curriculum designed to train students of all ages in the skills needed to successfully navigate a commercial kitchen.   The program was cooked up after the donation of a commercial oven by longtime Project Self-Sufficiency supporters Sue and Greg Murphy, followed by input from local chefs Andre de Waal and Kirk Avondoglio.   Financial support was gleaned from a wide range of donors and philanthropic organizations.   The kitchen will make use of the produce harvested from the seven community gardens on the expansive Project Self-Sufficiency campus.   Community members who might be in need of a commercial kitchen can also take advantage of the space to create their ow

Learn about the Prevention of Child Sexual Assault at a Free Workshop

Teens and adults are invited to learn about the prevention of child sexual assault at free training sessions on Wednesday, April 12 th , from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., or Tuesday, April 25 th , from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.   The workshops will be offered by the Enough Abuse Campaign , a cooperative effort of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey , Project Self-Sufficiency and the Sussex Warren Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse.   The community-wide education initiative aims to mobilize adults and communities to prevent child sexual assault by increasing awareness of safe practices for potential victims.   Educators are particularly interested in training middle and high school youth, their parents, teachers, administrators, coaches and other youth-serving professionals on how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse.   Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.   Participation is free and open to anyone interested in stemming the tide of child sexual assault, bu

Free Legal Advice available at Project Self-Sufficiency

Private meetings with an attorney are available at Project Self-Sufficiency to those who may need advice about divorce, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant issues, mortgage modifications, or other topics.   Individual consultations will be offered at 45-minute intervals on Thursdays, April 6 th – 27 th , between the hours of 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.   The sessions are free and open to area residents who meet income eligibility requirements; consultations are by appointment only.   To make an appointment for a legal consultation or to find out more about the other services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.   Information about Project Self-Sufficiency is also available at .