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   July 2019
In This Issue
Summer Youth Programs
Horizon Foundation For New Jersey Visit
River Grove Family Apartments
Gateway Golf Classic On The Move
IDA Program
2020 US Census
Mill Creek Urban Farm
Night Out At Phillies
Bingo Nights
New Employees
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Around Gateway Community Action Partnership ... News and Notes
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The name Gateway Community Action Partnership reflects our expanded coverage area, but more importantly, it signifies what we are all about. We are a gateway to success for individuals and families in our community and we achieve those results through actions done in partnership within that very community we serve. So please take a minute to read our newsletter and learn more about our successes and struggles as we serve a Gateway to Community Action in Partnership with others for everyone's benefit!        
Next Generation Of Leaders Making A Difference

     The Next Generation of Community Leaders are continuing their efforts to increase the number of youth being fed in their community of Bridgeton. They accomplish this by taking the Mobile Feeding Bus to various feeding sites. To-date, they currently have five sites in which neighborhood youth as well as organized summer programs are being fed. The average number of youths being fed at each site is 40. They will visit Play Streets sites every Wednesday this summer.  
    Gateway is also operating another summer youth program: the Gateway Scholars. The mission of the Gateway Scholars program is to prepare youth for life after high school while empowering them to take accountability for their success.   
    Gateway is also partnering with the Cumberland County Department of Workforce Development to employ youth in a summer work program.   
Next Generation Of Leaders with Greater Bridgeton Area PAL at Alms Center.
 Horizon Foundation For New Jersey Visits Gateway, Tours WOW Mobile
Filomena Machleder and Jennifer Goudy - Senior Program Officers for Horizon Foundation for New Jersey - toured Gateway's Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile. Horizon Foundation for New Jersey provided grant funding for dental services on the WOW mobile. CompleteCare and Inspira are also partners on the WOW mobile. Albert B. Kelly, President and CEO, and Edward Bethea, Executive VP and COO, discussed WOW mobile services with Machleder and Goudy and outlined Gateway's collaboration with CompleteCare and Inspira.
 Construction Underway For River Grove Family Apartments

     Construction has begun on the River Grove Family Apartment housing development in the Southeast Gateway Neighborhood in Bridgeton. The 68-unit River Grove development will provide safe and affordable housing for local residents and families. A ground breaking event for the River Grove Apartments will be on Wednesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. The event will be held at the recently completed community center, 44 Spruce St., Bridgeton. The apartments include two single family homes, 19 duplexes and 28 three-bedroom apartments. 
Gateway Golf Classic Is Moving To Little Mill Country Club In 2020
Hole No. 8 on the "Blue Nine" at Little Mill Country Club. Called the "Mountain Hole." Players tee off on this par 3 from one of the highest elevations in the region.

     Gateway Community Action Partnership is excited to announce that the Gateway Golf Classic is moving to a new location in 2020. The sixth annual Gateway Golf Classic will be held at Little Mill Country Club in Evesham Township on May 18, 2020. Save the date!  
     Little Mill CC has three fantastic nines (27 holes) with some nice elevation changes and a variety of holes that will offer a new challenge to our players. Guests of the 2020 Gateway Golf Classic will be impressed by the impeccable course conditions offered by Little Mill, a private club.
     More details will follow. Please call 856-497-6652 or send e-mail to for more information. 

Picturesque hole No. 1 on the "Blue Nine" at Little Mill Country Club. Par 5.
 Gateway's IDA Program Helps Family Move Into New Home
Mayanin Torres and husband Juan Ponce in their new home. Also pictured is Laura Stanton, Gateway's Director of Literacy Services.

     Gateway's Individual Development Account (IDA) program is designed to help dreams come true as clients save for home ownership, post-secondary education or small business startups.
     The dream came true for Mayanin Torres, a recent graduate of the program, and her family. The program helped Mayanin and her husband Juan Ponce buy a home in Bridgeton.
     "We saved enough, and when the time came, Gateway came through and helped us," said Mayanin, who moved into the home in June. "It's always been our dream to have our own place."
      Laura Stanton, Gateway's Director of Literacy Services, was impressed with Mayanin's persistence as she pursued her goal.
     "I am so pleased to see Mayanin graduate from the IDA program and purchase a home," said Stanton, who oversees the program. "Meeting the program requirements was not easy. Mayanin persevered where others gave up, and met all of her objectives, including reaching her savings goal. I wish Mayanin and her family much happiness in their new home. "
Complete Count Committees Preparing For 2020 U.S. Census 
     Complete Count Committees throughout New Jersey are preparing for the 2020 U.S. Census. Above, Albert B. Kelly, Gateway's President and CEO and Mayor of Bridgeton, addresses the Cumberland County Complete Count Committee. The committee is dedicated to helping the county achieve a complete count through a variety of methods that includes raising awareness.
    More than $675 billion in federal funding flows back to states and local communities each year based on census data. The data also determines how many seats each state gets in Congress. The law requires the Census Bureau to keep everyone's information confidential. By law, your responses cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way.
 Glory Tabernacle Summer Camp Youth Provide Big Assist To Mill Creek Urban Farm
Glory Tabernacle Summer Camp students helped out at Gateway's Mill Creek Urban Farm in July. The students did a great job assisting with the tasks that make the farm run so successfully. They all went home with a bag of donated cucumbers and hydroponic salad greens. This is the fourth year the Glory Tabernacle students visited the farm. 
Father Time Sponsors Night Out To A Phillies Game For FSC Families
Father Time sponsored a night out at a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park for Family Success Center families. Taking part were families from the Greater Bridgeton Family Success Center, Holly City Family Success Center and Salem Family Success Center. Included in the experience were tickets to the game, food and transportation. Thank you Father Time for this memorable experience for families!
Holly City And Salem Family Success Centers Hold Bingo Nights
The Holly City Family Success Center in Millville (above) and the Salem Family Success Center each held fun Bingo Nights. Holly City partnered with Apostolic Lighthouse Church and Chaplain Anthony Elliott to hold the event at the Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland for veterans. It was also a service project for the youth club, the Holly City Warriors. Salem held one for families in Salem complete with snacks.

  A Warm Welcome To Gateway Community Action Partnership's Newest Employees

Welcome To Gateway CAP's New Hires!
Brianna Fisher, Sicklerville EHS-CCP
Melina Arellano Estrada, WIC
Sharde Pierce, Salem Family Success Center
Patricia Ramirez, Cheryl Chadwick ELC
Carolyn Welch, Head Start
Kim Strickland, Holly City Family Success Center
Tanaiya Cephas, Gateway Scholars
Iyana Evans Jones, Gateway Scholars
Jamayra Griffin, Gateway Scholars
Devon Gross, Gateway Scholars
Ariana Pierce, Gateway Scholars
Lisette Rosas, Gateway Scholars
Anyee Simmons, Gateway Scholars
Tikiara Williams, Gateway Scholars
Imani Williams, Gateway Scholars
Shaniya Willis, Gateway Scholars
Rashawn Wilmore, Gateway Scholars  
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A round Gateway Community Action Partnership ... News and Notes

Internet Essentials , a program offered by Comcast, gives income-eligible families access to the Internet for $9.95 a month with no activation fee, equipment fees or price increases.  Having the Internet enables children to do homework, type reports or do research and enables the parents to e-mail teachers as well as look for jobs, pay bills or find doctors.
Gateway Community Action Partnership is working with Comcast to inform families of the program. Internet Essentials is available to households that have children eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program or if they receive HUD housing assistance.  They must reside in a Comcast service area and must not have subscribed to Comcast Internet in the last 90 days or have overdue Comcast bills. Also, low-cost computers are being offered for $149.99 and free training is accessible if needed. To get more information or to sign up, visit or call 1-855-846-8376. ... Gateway operates the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC) in Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic and Salem counties. The program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, lactation support, immunization education and health care referrals to income-eligible pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to age 5. Gateway WIC serves more than 23,000 clients annually through flexible hours through its eight (8) offices and a full-service, health screening mobile office. WIC is an equal opportunity program. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap, write immediately to: USDA, Director-Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20250 - 9410. For additional information on the Gateway WIC program or nearest office location and hours of operation, call the Gateway WIC program at 856-451-5600 or 856-225-5050. ... Gateway's Head Start program is once again sponsoring the Child Care Food Program. This program is designed to provide meals to children receiving services in Head Start centers located throughout Atlantic, Cape May, Mercer, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. Meals are available at no separate charge to all children 12 and under enrolled in the Child Care Food Program and are served without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex.    

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