Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) is a non-partisan advocate for New Jersey’s children, especially the one out of every four children living in poverty. This agency carries out advocacy campaigns in areas child welfare reform, juvenile justice school policy and child health. The Schuman Fund provides operating support for early childhood advocacy.
Category Early Childhood Development
Montclair Child Development Corporation provides Head Start services in several suburban Essex County municipalities. The Schumann grant enables the agency to gather data to explore the need for expansion of services to other towns in the area.
Programs for Parents is Essex County’s child care resource and referral agency. Our grant provides continuing support for the establishment of the Montclair Community Council for Young Children and sustainability of the Essex County Council for Young Children to strengthen collaboration among parents, families, and community stakeholders to improve the health, education, and well-being of children from pregnancy/birth to age 8.
This multi-service organization is a hub of family, child, and neighborhood services in a diverse, largely working-class neighborhood in Newark’s West Ward. The Schumann Fund provides support for preschool and Head Start services.