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Easter Seals New Jersey, Inc.

Rating: 4.67 stars   15 reviews 3,026

Address:

25 Kennedy Blvd, Suite 600 East Brunswick NJ 08816 USA

Mission:

Easter Seals New Jersey enables people with disabilities and special needs and their families to live, learn, work and play in their communities with equality, dignity and independence.

Geographic areas served:

Statewide

Programs:

Easter Seals New Jersey provides outreach, residential, camping and recreation, adult day, community support, employment, fiscal intermediary services, information and referral, personal assistant and family and children services to individuals and families with disabilities and special needs.

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(732) 257-6662
www.eastersealsnj.org

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Reviews for Easter Seals New Jersey, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

My marketing internship with Easter Seals was more than beneficial. I learned so many valuable marketing and event planning skills, and helping plan their annual "Walk With Me 5K" taught me so much. I came in as a senior in college, not knowing much about the professional world, and walked away with the confidence that I had learned a lot. I made great connections and found my career with Easter Seals because the relationships I made were so strong. Anysa and Ken were important mentors for me, and they were always so eager to help me with anything. I would definitely recommend this opportunity to anyone who wants to expand their marketing and event planning knowledge.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I interned for Easter Seals New Jersey as their Marketing Intern this past summer and fall. It was a great experience and I would do it again! I learned the ins and outs of marketing and event planning! I worked with a great team of genuine people, and gained network connections for my future endeavors. One of the biggest things I am taking with me from Easter Seals is giving back – the whole time I learned about how, every day, our team works together to give back to the 8,000 individuals we help to create the best lives for! I would definitely recommend this opportunity to anyone who is interested in working in the field of Non-Profits, Marketing, and Event Planning, and most importantly, truly realizing what it means to give back to your community. It was a very proactive and positive journey!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I interned with Easter Seals this past summer in their marketing department and had a fantastic experience. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Any time I had a problem they were always willing to help. During my time at Easter Seals I learned a lot about what goes on in the marketing and events department for a nonprofit and that experience was invaluable. I will always remember my time at Easter Seals and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such a great nonprofit.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was an intern for the marketing department at Easter Seals for two months this summer. I really loved the whole experience. Everyone was friendly and receptive from the start. The work that I was assigned was meaningful both to the department/the organization and to my personal development. The people here appear relaxed (everyone smiles and greets you, even if they don't know you), but they are hard workers who are always coming up with fresh new ideas. I miss this place, but lucky for me, they're close by so I can visit. Absolutely recommend helping them out!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I interned with Easter Seals New Jersey (ESNJ) at the administrative headquarters in East Brunswick from January through May of this year and it was a life-changing experience. The one thing that stands out to me the most about ESNJ is that all of the staff members who I encountered, at every level of the organization, are SO passionate about what they do. Everyone is truly dedicated to the organization's mission to help individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families, and they go above and beyond to do so. My role as an intern was assisting with fundraising and development. The organization is both transparent and accountable, and the fundraising efforts of ESNJ are bringing about meaningful, sustainable, and measurable positive change to those they serve.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I was an intern at Easter Seals last summer from May - August. It was a great learning experience. I was exposed to many different areas of a nonprofit. I was placed in the Marketing Department and saw all the hard work this non-profit puts into their events to help raise awareness.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Easter Seals New Jersey is a great place to volunteer. They look at your skills and utilize those skills in all areas; they don't confine you to only one area. The people you work with are supportive and helpful, teaching you and giving you great feedback to help you build your skills. And not only that, but it's a good cause, helping enable individuals with disabilities or special needs, and their families to live, learn, work, and play in their communities with equality, dignity, and independence. The staff at Easter Seals New Jersey makes volunteering there enjoyable, not just because it is a good cause but because they give you work to do that you know is helping to make a difference in peoples' lives.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Easter Seals NJ is a first class non-profit organization. I can see the highest level of integrity in the ways they manage the finances of the organization. There is a real concern for detail, accuracy and excellence in all the work done in the accounting and IT departments at the administration office. Every effort is made to maximize the value of every resource and every dollar. Staff are efficient and productive in their work. Nothing is wasted and many employees volunteer and contribute to the organization. And Easter Seals NJ strives to improve and stay current and productive in their business processes. I am proud to be associated with this exemplary organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Easter Seals of NJ Inc has gained the reputation in the New Jersy Social Service community as the true example of what a nonprofit should be. Many of their programs are sought after by individuals with behavioral/developmental disabilities because ESNJ provides a variety of services with little to no cost to the individuals served. What sets ESNJ apart, however, are the intangibles. The dedicated staff with this agency go above and beyond for the people they serve. For example, many of the individuals within their housing programs are on a fixed income from social security. Their fees are income based but the cost of living is so high in New Jersey that the money saved living in an Easter Seals home is negated by the cost of groceries and other necessities. The staff (from the CMs to the Administrators) arranged to have the Division of Welfare come to their homes to sign them up for benefits. This gives the people being served a supplemental income and helps those who cannot wait hours in the welfare offices. As a Behavioral Health professional, Easter Seals has showed continous dedication to the individuals they serve and I have had nothing but positive experiences with them.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i have a wife who works at easter seals and they are understanding as to client needs but there is a lack of control with the clients and this should be done more closely

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my wife's care

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it mandatory that clients are screened for proper behavior and medications and if there are behavioral issues, I would include a behavior modification worker to the program

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

How did you learn about this organization?

my wife and NJDVR and step daughter

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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