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2015

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United Way of Northern New Jersey accomplishments, events, and staff are featured regularly in media outlets across the region. Here are recent examples of United Way’s work being represented in the news:


NJ SpotlightNJ Spotlight
December 18, 2015

Opinion: Make high quality preschool accessible for all children in NJ
It’s time New Jersey made ensuring quality preschool for more families a top priority. A good first step would be raising the state’s subsidy for struggling working families across the state who don’t currently access New Jersey’s model program.
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Daily RecordDaily Record
November 22, 2015

Cory Booker, Tom Kean speak at United Way forum
Two of New Jersey’s most notable politicians shared the stage for the first time Friday night to discuss ways to improve life for struggling families in New Jersey at a United Way Public Officials Forum, "United for ALICE."
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Star LedgerThe Star-Ledger
November 22, 2015

Forum examines families’ struggles
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and former Gov. Thomas Kean shared the stage at the United Way Public Officials Forum where they pondered solutions for the 890,000 New Jersey working families who are ALICE.
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The Montclair TimesThe Montclair Times
November 5, 2015

Meeting of the minders
Despite the best-laid plans most unpaid caregivers are thrust into their role without warning. To help them wind their way through a maze of responsibilities, United Way of Northern New Jersey is holding an inaugural Caregivers Coalition Conference Series.
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Daily RecordDaily Record
October 21, 2015

Jets, United Way help Dover school
The Jets partnered with United Way of Northern New Jersey to unveil a $50,000 fitness center at Dover Middle School during the annual Hometown Huddle.
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NJ.comNJ.com
October 16, 2015

Somerset County Business Partnership honors Economic Vitality Award recipients
United Way of Northern New Jersey is being recognized for expanding its impact and improving life for Somerset County residents since becoming a regional organization in 2011.
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New Jersey HeraldNew Jersey Herald
October 15, 2015

United Way's campaign to focus on county's households in need
United Way of Northern New Jersey focus on helping ALICE access quality early childhood education has an impact on individual lives, but also the success of businesses.
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NJ SpotlightNJ Spotlight
September 22, 2015

Kindergarten Kids’ Drawings, Number Graphically Show Why Pre-K is Key
The state’s top advocates on early childhood education, including United Way, show a Senate hearing why quality preschool and other early-childhood services are key to closing an achievement gap.
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New Jersey HeraldNew Jersey Herald
August 23, 2015

Personal experience guides Caregivers Coalition manager
United Way’s Robin Ennis doesn’t miss opportunities to help unpaid caregivers.
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Star LedgerThe Star-Ledger
August 16, 2015

We are becoming a state of income extremes
New Jersey’s middle class is not yet an endangered species, but data shows the Great Recession expedited its decline.
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The Express-TimesExpress-Times
April 19, 2015

Opinion: Early childhood education is a solid investment
If you put $1 into a business venture and over time got back $17, it would be hard to dispute you had made a solid investment.
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Courier NewsCourier News
March 4, 2015

Help available
There is something to be said for getting something for free. While it seems a rare thing, United Ways are offering free tax preparation programs.
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Courier NewsCourier News
March 4, 2015

Teen volunteers as tax counselor
Not yet old enough to drive a car or pay taxes, Kyle Chylinski can prepare a tax return with ease.
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Al Jazeera AmericaAl Jazeera America
January 13, 2015

Column: Elites fight back against mismeasure of poverty
We should encourage our local business leaders and prosperous families everywhere to get to know ALICE not just because it’s morally right but also because all Americans will benefit when we rid ourselves of poverty, especially poverty among children.
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Star LedgerThe Star-Ledger
January 5, 2015

Staying Afloat
At the Jersey Shore, the ALICE population has grown quickly in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, a faltering casino industry and stagnant wages, officials say.
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