Jewish Renaissance Foundation to Facilitate Local Program over the Next Three Years
[PERTH AMBOY, NJ] – July 26, 2017- New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has recently announced its latest round of grants dedicated to building a Culture of Health. The Jewish Renaissance Foundation (JRF) has been awarded $200,000 for its project entitled "Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community."
The Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community (ELHC) project aims to provide youth from the City of Perth Amboy with an opportunity to gain leadership skills while serving in a capacity to aid key community stakeholders by developing an action plan to improve the City of Perth Amboy’s overall health. The strategy will incorporate a community-based, multi-agency approach to implement a service-learning curriculum to participating youth under the NJHI-funded initiative. "JRF’s vision is for a community where youth will be an integral part of the city-wide strategic plan in building a Culture of Health," stated Alexandra Cross, JRF’s Chief Executive Officer. "We are honored to receive this grant award and to work together with our youth and New Jersey Health Initiatives to build a Culture of Health in Perth Amboy."
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