2015 JDAI Request For Proposals

2015 Camden County Juvenile Detention Alternative Innovation Funds are available

Please follow the link for JDAI 2015 Request for Proposals for further details.

If an organization is interested in applying please have the grant writer attend the

Pre-Bid Meeting Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 11am

 Community Planning and Advocacy Council

25oo McClellan Ave

Suite 160

Pennsauken, NJ 08109

Any inquiries may go to CCYSC Administrator Rosy Arroyo rarroyo@cpachvi.org

Camden County Youth Service Commission Data

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The Camden County Youth Service Commission is pleased to share updated data on youth in Camden County. Please see the link below. The commission highly suggests to use the data in the 2015 CCYSC/JJC Request for Proposals submissions. If you have any questions please contact Rosy Arroyo, YSC Administrator rarroyo@cpachvi.org.

Camden County Youth Service Commission Data

2015 Camden County Youth Service Commission Request for Proposals Addendum

Camden County Youth Service Commission Request for Proposals Addendum for the following service:

Employment/Apprentice Job Readiness Services (Up to $30,000) for the January 1, 2015 – December 31st, 2015 time period has additional requirements of service providers. Employment/Apprentice Job Readiness Services must have stipends for youth apprenticeship. The following are options for stipends: Dollar Match, Incentives, and/or Minimum wage Stipend.

Please see the following link for further information: 2015 YSC RFP Addendum  Contact Rosy Arroyo rarroyo@cpachvi.org for further questions.

2014-2015 Annual RFP Completeness Packages

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2014-2015 Annual RFP Completeness Packages

It’s Annual RFP Completeness Package time.   In an effort to reduce the amount of paperwork submitted with Request for Proposal (RFP) applications, several documents are submitted annually.  These documents MUST be submitted to CPAC under separate cover on or before October 15, 2014, thereby eliminating the need to attach documentation to each proposal submitted. These materials must be on file or copies will need to be submitted with your proposal(s) or your proposal(s) will NOT be reviewed. Annual RFP Completeness Packages are a requirement for the Management Assistant Program (MAP).

For all documents pertaining to the October 2014 – September 2015 Annual RFP Completeness Packages  Please click here.

For any questions, please contact Kathy King at kking@cpachvi.org or 856-663-3998 ext. 226

Don’t forget to follow us on the WEB for RFP announcements.

2015 Camden County Youth Service Commission Available Funds

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2015 Camden County Youth Service Commission (CCYSC) and Juvenile Justice Commission Funds are available

Please follow the link for CCYSC 2015 Request for Proposals for further details.

If an organization is interested in applying please have the grant writer attend the

Pre-Bid Meeting Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10am

 Community Planning and Advocacy Council

25oo McClellan Ave

Suite 160

Pennsauken, NJ 08109

Any inquiries may go to CCYSC Administrator Rosy Arroyo rarroyo@cpachvi.org

 

SNJCoC 2014 NOFA Applications for Renewal and New Projects

cpac-log-tagPlease see the link below for the SNJCoC 2014 NOFA Applications for Renewal and New Projects Documents.

If you have any questions please reach out to the Director of Grants Management: Hilary Colbert hcolbert@cpachvi.org

SNJCoC 2014 Documents

Mental Health Awareness Week October 5-11, 2014

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In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 5 – 11, 2014), the NJ Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma and NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services will be sponsoring an Open House in each of the following state hospitals:

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital – October 2, 2014

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital – October 8, 2014 

Trenton Psychiatric Hospital – October 10, 2014

Please click on the hospital for the link to the invitation and detailed information. There will be exhibitors, presentations, tours and celebration of recovery, hope and wellness!  Please join us!

Because the hospitals must be mindful of security for all of those in attendance, you MUST register to attend. You will need a photo ID to enter the hospital buildings. As confirmation of your registration we will provide you with a confirmation note and directions for parking locations. Please bring these documents with you the day of the event.

 

Registration must be received no later than:

September 26, 2014 for Greystone

October 6, 2014 for Ancora and Trenton Psychiatric

 

RSVP Senior Corps

senior_corps_rsvp_logoOn Thursday, August 14, 2014, the Camden County Senior Day Center located in Blackwood, NJ, hosted a grand celebration in honor of Ms. Geneva Wilson who celebrated her 100th birthday! Ms. Wilson was presented with a host of lovely gifts from the Senior Day Center staff, participants, and RSVP.

Also in attendance was the RSVP Volunteer Coordinator, Terryama Davis, who presented Ms. Wilson with a beautiful birthday cake, donated and prepared by Lourdes Vasquez of the Camden County Chapter of Birthday Cakes 4 Free, along with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her continued volunteer service and commitment to her community.

A great time was had by all who attended, especially Ms. Wilson.

 

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On Friday, August 15, 2014, Camden County RSVP volunteer Stephany Tate-Yancey conducted a Chair Yoga and Chair Zumba class at Bentley Senior Living, located in Pennsauken, NJ.  15 residents participated, as well as the RSVP Volunteer Coordinator, Terryama Davis. The residents really got involved and had a great time dancing in their chairs to music.

Stephany, a retired heath teacher, is actively involved in several health initiatives at RSVP and CPAC. The volunteers are encouraged to share their expertise and skills with other volunteers as well as partner organizations.

We are very proud of the work that our volunteers do and it is wonderful to see them sharing their skills and expertise with the community.

 

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CPAC Partners with Rutger’s University Summer Housing Internship Program

Community Planning and Advocacy Council partnered with Rutgers University for the Summer Housing and Internship Program (SHIP).  The Summer Housing and Internship Program (SHIP) is a twelve-week program from May/early June to August that offers an alternative to recipients of the New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) scholarship who lack the financial, family and social connections to secure safe and stable housing during the summer months. 40 New Jersey Foster Scholars are given the opportunity to receive quality housing and paid internship positions throughout the summer months. SHIP also offers a 3-credit course, counseling, weekly workshops, and recreational activities.

Aasim Johnson from Brookdale County College and Samantha Villagran from Rutgers Camden University were welcomed to the CPAC family in early June. Aasim and Samantha assisted in the Camden County Youth Service Commission, Camden County Youth Volunteer Corps, Point in Time, as well as attending Hill Day with Monarch Housing lobbying in Washington, D.C. for ‘Homes for the Homeless’.  They completed their internship the beginning of August.

We would like to thank Rutgers University for the opportunity to partner in this great program.  Also thank our interns Aasim Johnson and Samantha Villagran for their hard work, dedication, and spirit. It was not only a learning experience for our interns, but for CPAC staff as well.  Congratulations on graduating from the program.

 

Please watch Aasim Johnson reflect on his experience as a Rutgers’ SHIP Scholar: http://youtu.be/g4tfcOZ54sc

 

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“Ban the Box” Legislation Signed into Law

cpac-log-tag“Ban the Box” Legislation Signed Into Law

Earlier this week, Governor Christie signed S-2124/A-1999 (Cunningham/Watson Coleman) into law. Known as the “Ban the Box” legislation, this new law will establish certain employment rights for persons with criminal histories by regulating employers’ use of background checks.

The bill went through several revisions to make it more workable for employers. Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) participated in discussions and was part of a coalition of business organizations that opposed the bill and eventually sought changes. We are pleased that the version agreed upon by the bill’s sponsors and signed by Governor Christie is less onerous to employers than previous versions. For example, this new law exempts businesses with fewer than 15 employees and includes protections for employers that choose not to hire a candidate with a criminal history.

Although still not supportive of the measure, the CCSNJ appreciates the willingness of the sponsors to be flexible and open to the concerns of the business community. This law takes effect on March 1, 2015.

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