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Causes: Judaism, Religion

Mission: The jewish renaissance foundation, inc. (jrf) is nonprofit sectarian organization founded by individuals who feel compelled to act upon the teachings of the jewish faith. We believe as citizens in a democratic society, we must respond to the needs of our neighbors and share our talents and resources. The jrf is committed to helping families-basic unit of our society.

Programs: Youth and family servicesin every county in new jersey, the state designates official community action agencies (caa). In 2009, the jewish renaissance foundation, inc. (the "organization") was designated by the state as the official caa for middlesex county east. Although most organization programs continue to benefit residents throughout middlesex county, its state-funded caa programs are provided specifically for qualified residents in eight designated communities: carteret, edison, highland park, metuchen, perth amboy, sayreville, south amboy and woodbridge. As a caa, the organization helps qualified people attain economic self-sufficiency. The organization also provides emergency services to meet immediate needs, while fostering individual growth and transition to household stability. Qualifying households in need of emergency assistance can obtain help through the following four programs: food assistance; rent/mortgage assistance one time in a fiscal year for households with at least two months behind in rent or mortgage with the capacity to meet minimum payment of $25 toward the debt before assistance and able to demonstrate an ability to pay independently going forward; and utilities assistance during the months of june through october for households who received a shut-off notice from the utility company, or be more than $500 in arrears on utility payments, and able to demonstrate an ability to pay going forward. Through collaboration, consortiums and alliances, the organization also demonstrates its commitment to community development specifically for the "greater budapest" neighborhood. With a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan (the "plan") put together by various community stakeholders, the organization is committed to implementing the plan which included the following main components: (1)create a sense of place and foster community engagement, (2)develop affordable housing, (3) ensure better access to social services, especially medical health services, (4) increase after-school activities and create better recreational opportunities, (5) create economic opportunity, (6) provide job training for youth and adults, (7) make improvements to the amboy avenue business district, (8)provide assistance to existing businesses and to those who wish to be entrepreneurs, (9) ensure public safety, and (10) park and recreation improvement. Community action and development programs are funded through federal, state and community grants and contributions.

education and childcarestudents at perth amboy high school get help dealing with the causes of stress that could jeopardize their ability to graduate. The program is available to all students, from freshman to senior. It also helps students find their way toward further education or post-high school employment.

empowerment and occupationawe, cjc and paac - 7-1-2013 to 6-30-2014awe:"entrepreneurial support workshops - 2 workshops held" employment boot camps - 8 workshops heldtotal participants = 62francis street park renovations: phase 2 of the francis park revitalization project began in november 2013. The existing basketball court has been resurfaced. The new basketball court equipment was installed in early spring 2014 completing the francis park renovation project. Healthy lifestyles: in partnership with the helen keller foundation we offered a vision program at the shull middle school where a total of 195 students were screened, out of those, a total of 151 students received free prescription eyeglasses. 99 youth participated in our healthy lifestyles - triple play program in partnership with the boys & girls club of perth amboy. Program ran from september 2013 to april 2014. 63 have achieved an 80% attendance rate and have engaged in 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Our educational scholarships recipients attended a wide array of both traditional and vocational institutes of higher learning such as rutgers, middlesex county college, everest institute, us customs and border protection license and the ideal driving school. In addition, our summer camp scholarship recipients were able to attend many different varieties of experiences from the all stars academy for sports to the institute for reading development, boys and girls club and salta! Jump into spanish.

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