EmPoWER Somerset's News, Events & Happenings
May 2022
NEW DATE! Join The Celebration: 10 Years of the FSC
The Pioneer Family Success Center is celebrating
10 years of successfully serving the families of Somerset County. The FSC has supported 5,351 families and 12,828 individuals over the past 10 years of operation and is committed to continuing to provide this support for the next decade and beyond. The new date is May 19 from 4-7PM. Click below to join the celebration.
Family Fun Night- Bloom into Spring
Pioneer FSC is hosting Family Fun Night on May 12 from 6-8PM at the Manville Public Library Community Room. Join us for an evening of family, friends, and fun while we get our hands dirty and plant beautiful spring flowers to bring home. Light dinner will be provided. Register now for this FREE family event!
Click the link below for upcoming events at Pioneer FSC.
Still Time To Register! Eliminating The Stigma
On May 4 from 6:00-7:30PM, EmPoWER is hosting, Eliminating the Stigma. This virtual event will include a discussion on teen suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Click on the flyer for more information or register below.
EmPoWER Your Community: Join Our Board
Please join us on May 16 from 3-4PM to learn about EmPoWER Somerset's programs and services and how you can help us make an impact in the community by serving on our volunteer Board of Directors. A virtual information session will be followed by a Q&A, networking and a Kahoot game with a mystery prize!
Columbia Bank Foundation Veteran Grant Award
The Columbia Bank Foundation awarded EmPoWER Somerset a grant to provide financial education to veterans. Veterans will learn how to complete individualized budgets, develop spending monthly plans, and set personal financial goals. Empower Somerset truly appreciates Columbia Bank's community philanthropy in supporting veterans.

Pictured from left to right: Columbia Bank Representative, Maureen Wolfenden, EmPoWER Somerset Board President, Phil Decker, EmPoWER Somerset Executive Director, Brenda Esler, Columbia Bank Foundation Executive Director, Julie Holland, Columbia Bank Representatives, Michael LaPorte and Minoska Mateo.
Our Mission
We EmPoWER individuals and families to make positive lifestyle choices by promoting healthy communities through education, collaboration, and connections to resources.