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ERIC Number: ED519892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What about the Kids? 2009 Annual Report
Association for Children of New Jersey
Throughout the election year 2009, the Association for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) asked the question: What about the kids? This annual report discusses how ACNJ placed New Jersey's children first by: (1) Building its state-wide support base--ACNJ's Make Kids Count NJ E-Advocacy network engaged a distribution list of nearly six thousand members who join the association in working on behalf of New Jersey children and families; (2) Promoting local advocacy--ACNJ educated over fifty community advocates in Newark, Trenton and Jersey City through its Community Orientation Courses; (3) Advancing universal health care--ACNJ's assistant director chaired a state task force that implemented measures to increase enrollment in NJ FamilyCare; (4) Improving early education--ACNJ's PreK-3rd Leadership Training sessions provided two hundred school district administrators strategies allowing them to identify and implement high quality early education programs; (5) Empowering through legal guidance--The website of ACNJ's Legal Center ( includes a keyword search component enabling visitors to find immediate answers to their family legal questions; (6) Helping families stay informed--ACNJ worked to initiate the Newark ABC website ( as a means of sharing information about the coalition's efforts on behalf of low- and moderate-income families; and (7) Nurturing advocates of the future--368 elementary and middle school students wrote letters to the future governor of New Jersey as part of ACNJ's 2009 election advocacy campaign. [For the 2008 annual report, see ED519899.]
Association for Children of New Jersey. 35 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Tel: 973-643-3876; Fax: 973-643-9153; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Children of New Jersey
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey