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Project Self-Sufficiency Honors Successful Men and Women

The fifteenth annual Celebration of Literacy was held recently at Project Self-Sufficiency to honor agency participants who had impressive academic achievements, as well as those who had completed significant steps towards economic self-sufficiency during the past year.   Several participants were received awards in honor of longtime Project Self-Sufficiency supporters.   Presentations were given by keynote speaker, Dr. Allison Blake, Commissioner of the Department of Children & Families, and Sussex County Community College President Dr. Jon Connelly, and Sussex County Freeholders George Graham and Carl Lazzaro. The men and women who were acknowledged at the event included community college graduates, medical assistants, nursing students, and students at business colleges.   Scholarships were awarded to five agency participants.   Several of the evening’s awardees are graduates of the sixteen-week Higher Opportunities for Women program, a structured curriculum w

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, July 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 .

Volunteer Tutors Needed

Volunteers are needed to tutor young adults in science, math, social studies and English as part of the New Jersey Youth Corps high school equivalency and employment skills training program offered by Project Self-Sufficiency.   Opportunities are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   The New Jersey Youth Corps gives young adults the opportunity to augment their literacy skills, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, obtain on-the-job work experience, and transition into a career, college or the military.   Interested volunteer tutors are invited to call New Jersey Youth Corps Program Coordinator Brittany McCarthy at 973-940-3510.   For more information about Project Self-Sufficiency or the New Jersey Youth Corps program, visit .