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Families to College hosts Open House for interested families and community members


Bridgeton, New Jersey, Jan. 11, 2019 – The Families to College Initiative welcomes the public to their Open House Jan. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Families to College Campus Center Screen Shot 2019-01-11 at 12.9.44at 40 E. Commerce Street.

Members of the community are invited to learn about the Families to College Program. Get familiar with all the Campus Center has to offer as you tour the facilities and engage in some fun activities. The organization encourages signing up for the Family to College program as a family or Community Mentor.

“Our community mentor opportunity is both enjoyable and rewarding,” said Families to College Mentor Manager Luz Gonzalez.

When a family signs up for the Families to College program, they are paired with a professional in the community who serves as their mentor in achieving their college and career goals. Mentors work with the family to accomplish goals in the areas of Child Well-Being, Healthy Relationships, and Financial Stability.

“The Families to College program benefits everyone involved. Community mentors provide guidance and support to program participants while developing bonds with an exceptional family,” said Families to College Program Director Curtis Williams.

The Families to College Initiative is a collaborative partnership between Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus, the United Advocacy Group, Cumberland County College, and the City of Bridgeton. It is funded by the Pascale-Sykes Foundation and supported by EmpowerCorps, which is an AmeriCorps program.

Family enrollments and mentor applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Those interested in enrolling in the Families to College Program or becoming a Community Mentor are encouraged to attend the Open House or reach out to Luz Gonzalez at luz@unitedadvocacygroup.org or 856-391-9168.