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Donation of New School Supplies Needed

Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new school supplies for distribution to hundreds of children during the month of August.   New backpacks, crayons, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, pens, spiral notebooks, and loose-leaf paper would be deeply appreciated.   Monetary donations to be used towards the purchase of supplies will also be gratefully received through Wednesday, August 17 th .    Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.   For information about donating school supplies, or to inquire about any of the programs and services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit .

Teen Pianist Raises Funds for Project Self-Sufficiency

Pianist Olivia Coyle, 18, recently created a CD of her performances and made it available for sale to raise funds for local non-profit agency Project Self-Sufficiency.   The CD is a compilation of works.   “I wanted a mix of different types of music, but I also wanted it to be slower-paced and soothing,” explained Coyle, who ultimately selected some favorite pieces by Chopin and others.   “I like music’s ability to captivate anyone in the room and help people relax.”   The production of the CD was supervised by her piano teacher, Margaret Korczynski, of the Sussex County Music Workshop, where Coyle has studied piano since the age of four.   Coyle has volunteered as a pianist at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Season of Hope Toy Shop and at the agency’s annual celebration for breast cancer survivors.   Coyle believes emphatically in the importance of community service and has been inspired to pursue a career in medicine, although she plans to continue performing.   “I love hel

Enrollment Extended for High School Diploma Program

Young adults, ages 16 – 25, in need of a high school diploma are invited to check out the New Jersey Youth Corps at Project Self-Sufficiency.   The sixteen-week program gives those who have not completed high school the opportunity to boost 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.   In addition, Project Self-Sufficiency is offering a $100 gift card to those who refer a student to the program.   In order to receive the gift card, referred individuals must enroll in the program, complete the two-week orientation and be inducted into the program. The New Jersey Youth Corps offers assessments, testing, employability skills training, life skills workshops, academic instruction, community service projects, field trips, and counseling services.   Program participants will prepare for the high school equivalency examination, and receive a stipend of $100 per week