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CJCP Charter School Supports Unity Square Community Center

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School’s students and staff conducted a food drive to benefit the Unity Square Community Center. (Photo: CJCP.)

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Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) announced that students, teachers, parents, and staff joined together and organized a Spring Food Drive that benefited Unity Square Community Center. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a recent project to support the Franklin Township Food Bank. 

Michele Gil, Community Organizer, expressed gratitude on behalf of Catholic Charities and Unity Square Community Center for the CJCP’s food donation to the underserved residents of the Unity Square Neighborhood. She added, “Under the auspices of Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen, Unity Square provides food and other needed items to the community every Tuesday.”

Left to right, Michele Gil, Community Organizer/Unity Square, and Namik Sercan, Chief Education Officer/CJCP at Unity Square. (Photo: CJCP)

“Right now, throughout our area, families face food insecurity. In the midst of a global pandemic, it has been especially tough for many non-profits in our area as they address the needs of so many,” stated Dr. Namik Sercan, Chief Education Officer. “It is so important to understand that education goes far beyond lesson plans and classroom work. Giving back and remaining loyal to our community serves not only as an important value that CJCP showcases to our student body, but it’s an anchor in everything we do. CJCP community prioritizes service, and we are so proud to see our community come together to support Spring Food Drive. We urge everyone to please contribute to this important cause.”

“CJCP is a community first – and school second,” stated Sherrie Schneider, PTSO President. “I am proud of the top-notch education my child is receiving and reassured every day knowing she is attending one of the highest performing schools in New Jersey. I am far more impressed with the values that they instill into our students and our families on giving back to the community and those in need. CJCP is always finding ways to reach out and support local families, shelters, and our food bank at every opportunity.”

Left to right, Allie O’Brien, Development Director/Franklin Food Bank, and Namik Sercan, Chief Education Officer/CJCP, at the Franklin Food Bank. (Photo: CJCP.)

The CJCP community outreach team is looking out for opportunities to facilitate mutual collaborations with local community centers, food banks, libraries, senior centers, animal shelters, and more. 

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School is one of the highest-performing public schools in the State of New Jersey and named by the US Department of Education as a “National Blue-Ribbon School.”

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