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Showing posts from August, 2018

Women Graduate from Job Training Program

Several women recently made significant strides along their path out of poverty by graduating from Project Self-Sufficiency’s Summer Office Skills program.   The program combines intensive computer skills training with classroom instruction and off-site internships to prepare women who have been out of the work force or underemployed to seek entry-level office administrative positions.     The program’s autumn session, Higher Opportunities for Women, is set to launch on October 9 th .   Computer training and classroom instruction will take place at the agency’s campus, located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.   Interested participants are encouraged to attend an Open House to learn more; Open Houses will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 11 th and 17 th , at 6:00 p.m. on September 20 th and 25 th , and at 1:00 p.m. on September 26 th . Women who take part in the agency’s HOW program can expect 80 hours of computer skills training, including instruction in Microsoft Word,

Free Seminar about Divorce in September

Mariann Murphy, Esquire, will discuss topics related to divorce at a free Family Law seminar at Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton, Wednesday, September 12 th , 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.   Learn about child support, grounds for divorce, court procedures, custody, alimony, parenting time, equitable distribution of assets, and other topics related to divorce.   The presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required.   To register call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.

Back to School Fair Helps Local Families

Hundreds of parents and children turned out for a Back-to-School Fair hosted by the Sussex County Family Success Center and Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, at Project Self-Sufficiency on Thursday.  Designed to prepare the entire family for a successful academic year, the event featured workshops about successful morning routines, educational resources for special needs children, library programs, and a K-9 demonstration by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department.  Children were invited to play games and receive free haircuts and backpacks filled with school supplies.   Representatives from local social service and health care organizations were on hand to offer patrons additional resources.   Agency staff members and volunteers played games and provided refreshments.    Music was provided by the Bill Wright School of Music.   Sussex County Library staff members, along with volunteers recruited by Sussex Macaroni Kid, coordinated craft projects with