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Union County Recognizes Community Action Month

County to host several events with local agencies throughout the month of May

The Union County Board of County Commissioners have determined that the County of Union will observe May 2022 as National Community Action Month.  Throughout the month of May, Union County will work in partnership with Community Action Agencies across the country to host events and activities.

“Community Action Agencies have enhanced the lives of hundreds of people in Union County and millions of people across America by providing essential, life-changing services and opportunities,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams. “Through this series of events in the month of May, Union County will highlight Community Action Agencies’ role in helping low-income individuals and families to move out of poverty and achieve economic security.”

The following events are scheduled in the month of May:   

  • Credit Workshop – Urban League of Union County – May 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Chase – 700 E. 1st Ave, Roselle – RSVP: surveymonkey.com/r/ULOUC2
  • Tenants’ Rights During COVID-19 – PROCEED – May 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (English) and 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Spanish) – Zoom Meeting ID: 720 289 0437
  • In Person Job Fair with FEDEX – PROCEED – May 13 – May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – James Kellogg Family Success Center, 1122 East Grand Street, Elizabeth
  • Forgetfulness, Normal or Not: Learn How to Recognize Normal Cognitive Changes and Train Your Mind – Gateway Family YMCA – May 17 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom – to register, visit: tgfymca.org/events
  • First Time Homebuyer Class Series – Urban League of Union County – May 19 through May 21 – Thursday, May 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m./Friday, May, 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m./Saturday, May, 21, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Must attend all sessions) – to register: 908-351-7200
  • Community Walk – Jewish Family Service of Central NJ – May 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Elizabeth River Trail – Rain Date: May 25
  • Taking Care of Yourself: Tips for Caregivers – Gateway Family YMCA – May 31 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom – to register, visit: tgfymca.org/events

During National Community Action Month and throughout the year, Community Action Agencies put a human face on poverty while helping people and changing lives.  For 58 years they have advocated for limited-income citizens without a voice, so that they may enter the middle class and reach for the American dream, replacing their despair with opportunity. 

National Community Action Month is an opportunity to call attention to poverty-related problems.  As Community Action Agencies are showcasing their programs, they are also giving local residents—many who are unaware of the poverty in their communities—a first-hand look at the struggles low-income families face and how Community Action programs help them. For more information on Community Action Agencies, visit: https://communityactionpartnership.com/

For more information about community action services in Union County, please contact:

Nicole DeAugustine at 908-527-4874 or ndeaugustine@ucnj.org.

For more information about programs offered by Union County, please visit ucnj.org.

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