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Foundation & Grantee News


The Pascale Sykes Foundation is pleased to announce Richelle Todd-Yamoah as Vice President of Programs and Operations. In this position, Todd-Yamoah will oversee the Foundation’s Red Bank and Vineland, New Jersey, offices while strengthening the capacity of its grantees in support of the Foundation’s mission and Whole Family Approach. She will oversee the Foundation’s direct Read More

Our Reason Why

The Born This Way Foundation, which was founded by Grammy-award winner Lady Gaga, as well as the South Jersey First Star Collaborative, a college exposure program for children in foster care funded by the Pascale Sykes Foundation, and the Give Something Back Foundation, which provides mentors and scholarships to help Pell Grant eligible students go Read More

Cumberland County Improvement Authority Breaks Ground for Innovative Food Specialization Center

New Jersey Community Capital’s THRIVE South Jersey Program Provides in Part Funding for $10 Million Project   (BRIDGETON, NJ – October 26, 2017) – The Cumberland County Improvement Authority broke ground on a new, 32,000-square-foot facility that will provide dedicated manufacturing space for food processors, that can be outfitted to meet their specific production needs. Read More

Pascale Sykes Foundation Awards $1.5 Million Grant to New Jersey Community Capital’s THRIVE South Jersey Program

(VINELAND, NJ – September 8, 2017) – Frances P. Sykes, President of the Pascale Sykes Foundation, today announced that the Foundation has awarded $1.5 million in funding to New Jersey Community Capital’s (NJCC) THRIVE South Jersey program to support small business lending throughout New Jersey’s Heartland. The agreement that governs the funding, which should at Read More

The Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle: A Great Way to Get Around

Check out this fantastic article on the community shuttle for Rt. 54/40. Many people have asked me about the “little bus” that travels throughout Buena Borough along Route 40, S. West Boulevard, Central Avenue, and Wheat Road. It’s none other than the Rt. 54/40 Community Shuttle which has been helping residents who do not have Read More

Heart of South Jersey Touch-A-Truck Event

The Touch-A-Truck event was a huge success bringing in families from all over South Jersey. This is the fourth year the Heart of South Jersey held the event and each year, it brings in more and more people.  Check out the Heart of South Jersey’s mission and the Touch-A-Truck event here.    Click here to Read More

Why Fathers Leave Their Children By David Brooks

The keynote speaker at February’s Working Together for Working Families conference, David Brooks, writes an article about fatherhood from today’s New York Times.  “Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad Read More

Community Shuttle Marks 2 Years With Week of Free Rides

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:21 PM on   By Matt Gray   June will mark the two-year anniversary of the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle and operators are marking the occasion with a week of free rides June 5-9.   The shuttle — which runs across the county through Wiiliamstown, Glassboro, Mullica Hill Read More

N.J. Jail Was Only One In The State To Get Grant To Help Inmates Get Jobs

BY BILL GALLO JR. From BRIDGETON — Recidivism is one of the greatest problems faced by law enforcement officials.   An inmate gets out of jail, gets back in trouble and is again behind bars.   Cumberland County has been working to stem that tide and the effort has received a major boost with Read More

Wally Kappeler, Program Director, First Star Rowan Academy on Steve Adubato

Steve Adubato speaks with special guests that work with youths and communities of Bridgeton, NJ to help get students to prepare them for college and their future. Through Give Something Back, a scholarship will be made for students to have/had an incarcerated parent in Bridgeton, NJ.  Guests Include: Jennifer Henderson, Program Henderson, CASA of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Read More