Volunteer Spotlight: Leonard Prentice

  Leonard Prentice and his bike in front of the Family Promise national office. Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. Prentice, as he is known in …

Family Promise hosts its first Garden of Hope Party

May 15, 2018 | National News

April showers might bring flowers in May, but Family Promise gives families in need the seeds to grow and bloom all year long. On May 10th, Family Promise hosted its first Garden of Hope Party at Summit’s Reeves-Reed Arboretum where, surrounded by lush flowering spring gardens, friends and supporters met …

$25,000 Grant from Central Presbyterian Church Boosts Family Promise Volunteerism

May 10, 2018 | Affiliate News

CPC’s Mission Committee co-chairs Bill Anderson and Kevin Hill present check to Cara Bradshaw and Amy Jones of Family Promise.   SUMMIT, NJ—A $25,000 grant from the Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church is helping local volunteers participate in Family Promise’s effort to prevent homelessness and to …

From our CEO: The Promise of Micro-Entrepreneurship

According to a study from Oxford University, by 2030, 47% of all jobs will be threatened by automation. This was one of many startling observations shared at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity conference last week in Detroit.  More than 600 people involved in the future of enterprise gathered to engage …

Family Promise-Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

May 4, 2018 | National News

Pictured from left to right: Kelly Donovan, Sabrina Short, Julia Davidson (Photo: Annette O’Riordan)     Record crowds attended   Family Promise-Union County’s    (FP-UC) third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford/Elizabeth on April 28th. In partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and supported by additional volunteers from the community, …

Junior League of Summit Helps Family Promise Teach Healthy Habits

May 4, 2018 | Affiliate News

Kelly Donovan, Sabrina Short, Julia Davidson. Photo by Annette O’Riordan. This spring the Junior League of Summit awarded a $7,500 grant to Family Promise to support initiatives to address food insufficiency.   These efforts include the “Better Food Bag” Project, nutrition counseling and education for Family Promise guests, food gift cards, …

Family Promise Advises NYFED on Affordable Housing

April 24, 2018 | National News

Last year, the Federal Bank of New York created a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District.  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers is one of the members, helping the NYFED assess the impact economic …

Children of Family Promise Trustees Step Up

April 20, 2018 | National News

National Board of Trustees members are putting the “family” in Family Promise. The children of several Board members have brought their energy and enthusiasm to the organization, coming up with creative ways to make a difference for families at Family Promise-Union County (FPUC).   Gabie Vicens, daughter of Treasurer Rick …

Affiliate News-Spring 2018

April 18, 2018 | Affiliate News

F is for Family…but this spring in Las Vegas it also stands for Friends. On March 2, children from Family Promise of Las Vegas (FPLV) were visited by their Sesame Street friends, Elmo and Abby Cadabby, as part of the Sesame Street: F is for Friends mall tour.  When Sesame …

Family Promise Partners with KaBOOM! to Bring Play to Kids

April 12, 2018 | National News

Rigamajig at FP national conference. Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness and low-income families, is proud to partner with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play so they can thrive.  The partnership will focus …

Family Promise Heads to Sesame Street

April 6, 2018 | National News

2018 marks the 50th year since Sesame Street first came on the air. When it launched, it was a remarkable departure from typical children’s fare. It was educational, it was fun, it addressed real-life issues. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and the rest of the crew became A-list celebrities for …

Rising from the Ashes

March 23, 2018 | Success Stories

Given a hypothetical situation, people may speculate about what treasured personal items they’d save from a burning building, but Maya and her family didn’t have the luxury of making those choices when a devastating fire destroyed their home. The only possessions spared were items they’d left in their car when …

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