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The Center for Child and Family Achievement sponsors "Read Across America" on March2nd at the Gregory School, over 40 volunteers from retired school teachers, Christine's Hope for Kids, One Simple Wish, United Way of Greater Mercer County, Boys Scouts of Bucks County, Beyond Expectations, Target, Nassau Christian Center, Turner Construction, Rider University, Nassau Club, The College of New Jersey and The Gregory School Student Government Association. It was a day filled with excitement and the joy of reading, 514 students grades k-5th were given books for their personal libraries. The day concluded with drop everything and "Read to Achieve".

Home Depot partners with the Center for Child and Family Achievement at our monthly Parent Cafe held at the Gregory School; students , with their parents and grandparents enjoy making Valentines " box frames". The purpose of the activity is for families to "learn and experience building effective communications skills" ;following directions, positive feedback, active listening, and promote reading and encourage school attendance. Students also selected 2-4 books from the "Read to Achieve" book box to add to their personal libraries. What matters most at CCFA is "families learning and achieving together". We are inspiring entire families to embrace the urgency of reading and the importance of education as the pathway out of poverty .

Once again thank you "Christine's Hope for Kids" for the 100 Valentine "Goodie Bags", students were happy to receive them yesterday. A fourth grade student at the Gregory School shares the joy! We selected two "Special Needs Classrooms" whom among the students enjoyed the Goodies yesterday. Thank you so much. These "Goodie Bags" are wonderful incentives that inspire students to attend school and Read to Achieve!

Students at Gregory School, express their gratitude to NCC for their donation of hats, gloves and scarfs.
The Center for Child and Family Achievement was able to provide 50 boys and girls items to keep them warm, from; Target and Christine's a Hope for Kids and Nassau Christian Center.

Students say "thank you" for gifts that will keep them warm!

Thanks for Books

On Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, the 22nd of November at the Gregory School in Trenton,NJ

532 Students will get 2 books each to read during Thanksgiving break!

Your Donation to benefit "Read and Achieve" program. Over 16,000 books given to children living in povery in Trenton

The Center for Child and Family Achievement held our second annual Thanks for Books event November 21-22nd at the Gregory School located in Trenton. 512 students grades K-5th selected from 1-4 books each to add to their personal libraries, which was over 700 books. CCFA deeply appreciates the generous contributions of our books sponsors; Bridge of Books Foundation and Christine's Hope for Kids. CCFA's "Read to Achieve" promotes reading and family literacy training to "close the achievement gap"


Please join us for a
Community Shopping Event
To benefit the
Center for Child and Family Achievement

Sunday November 20th, 1-5 PM

Ten Thousand Villages will DONATE 15% of sales during the Event


CCFA's " Parent Cafe " Series 2016

Parent Partners discuss strategies to improve their children's academic performance. The October 20th, was the first in series of monthly training and support groups to be held during the school year. Topics include; Family routine, time management, importance of school attendance, positive teacher / parent/ student relationships: understanding the achievement gap! Refreshments provided. Next " Parent Cafe " to be held on Thursday November 17th and Tuesday December 13th at Gregory School from 10am - 12 noon

September marks new possibilities for The Center for Child and Family Achievement!

Thank you to The Gregory School, located at 500 Rutherford Avenue, Trenton, NJ, for providing an administrative and program office on the first floor of the school for CCFA. The new location allows CCFA to leverage its resources while continuing to engage our Parent Partners and students; support teachers; and build on its community and academic partnerships. For more information and to visit us by appointment only please call 609-903-1157.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CCFA! September 11th 2016 marked CCFA's second anniversary. As CCFA volunteers and staff commemorated this important milestone it also celebrated its "Read to Achieve" program that has provided more than 14,000 books over the past two years to children living in the City of Trenton.

Back to School Book bags and School Supplies Giveaway reached more than 175 children who actively participate in CCFA activities and /or attend the Gregory School in Trenton. A very special thank you to CCFA's partners Christine's Hope for Kids; "49 and Under Ministry;" and United Way of Greater Mercer County for their generosity.

CCFA's 2nd Annual "Books and Treats,"

will take place on Friday October 28th at the Gregory School. Gregory School students from grades Kindergarten to Fifth grade will select 3 books to take home for their personal library while also receiving a bag of healthy treats.

Introducing the Free "Parent Engagement Café," where CCFA Parent Partners and Gregory School Parents will meet monthly, munch and learn. On Thursday, October 20th from 8:30 am -10am, CCFA will serve refreshments, coffee, and tea and facilitate discussions that empower greater school attendance; impactful family routines; success with homework; improved nutrition; healthier self-esteem; and strategies for ensuring 30 minutes each day are dedicated to reading. The Parent Engagement Café is free and Parents must sign up at the Principal's office.

May 12, 2016 - Community Service Day at the Center for Child and Family Achievement.

The Princeton Faith & Action, Service and Justice Team will meet for one day on May 12th at the Center for Child and Family Achievement in Trenton to lead an activity that serves a strategic program area. To learn more about Princeton Faith & Action and their Service and Justice Team and why CCFA is honored to have their support, please visit: Community Service Days are structured to mobilize an organized group of volunteers to support an existing program component. CCFA welcomes volunteers on a monthly basis and invites organizations to contact the Center to learn more about these unique opportunities to serve our families and their children.

May 16, 2016 - "Believe to Achieve," a documentary featuring the Center for Child and Family Achievement.

The Center for Child and Family Achievement is featured in the soon to be released documentary entitled “Believe to Achieve.” The Documentary offers insight into the programs of CCFA and specifically follows the parents of CCFA as they journey on their pathway to self-empowerment, family stability and educational excellence. The premiere of “Believe to Achieve” will be held on Friday, May 13th at 5:30pm at South Rio, 120 South Warren Street, Trenton, New Jersey. CCFA is delighted to invite you to attend as our guest at the premiere. CCFA is honored to have been selected by the College of New Jersey’s Students in the Community Documentary Class for this production. RSVP to to confirm your attendance.

May 22, 2016, "Charmed by Charity Soiree," a shopping event benefitting the Center for Child and Family Achievement.

The Center for Child and Family Achievement invites you to "Charmed by Charity Soiree," a shopping event on Sunday, May 22nd from 2 to 4 pm at Alex and Ani Princeton. This "Charmed by Charity Soiree" benefits the many programs of CCFA including its Signature Literacy Program, "Read to Achieve," which has distributed more than 8,000 books since 2014 to children living in the City of Trenton. Please see the invitation below for additional "Charmed by Charity Soiree" shopping event details. We appreciate your RSVP to and look forward to seeing you on May 22nd.

June 3, 2016, "2nd Annual 'Read to Achieve' Book Festival

The Center for Child and Family Achievement and the Gregory School in Partnership with Bridge of Books Foundation; Boys Scouts of America, Washington Crossing Council; United Way of Greater Mercer County; Room to Read; Christina's Hope for Kids; Learning Experience; Mercer Regional Pan Hellenic Council; and Alex and Ani will host the 2nd Annual "Read to Achieve" Book Festival. This year's festival will return to the Gregory School in Trenton, NJ.

June 16, 2016, CCFA is the United Way of Greater Mercer County's Community Partner of the Year!

The Center for Child and Family Achievement is the 2016 recipient of the United Way of Greater Mercer County's Community Partner Award. To learn more about this most exciting honor and the 2016 Community Awards Luncheon, please visit

July 7, 2016, "Summer Slide," an initiative to prevent Summer Reading Loss.

"Summer Slide" provides books for Children in grades K-5th grade for summer reading. "Summer Slide" participants will include students from the Gregory School and Neighborhood Summer Camps. Reading Logs and Book Incentives are some of the creative ways CCFA will attract and reward participants for their involvement beginning July 7th and ending August 8th.

Thursday, August 4th, 6pm , Family Night at Princeton Art Museum, Brown/Dod Quad.

Enjoy barbecue , music , art exhibits , family friendly activities and film series.

Thursday , August 11th , 5-9 , Ten Thousand Villages , Princeton Shopping Center , 301 North Harrison Street,

"Shop and support " donation of your purchase to benefit ,The Center for Child and Family Achievement . Enjoy music by Barbara Trent

Tuesday, August 16th , CCFA 's "Read to Achieve" book fair at P,J. Hill Elementary School,

"Special Day for ESY Students " grades K-12th . In partnership with Christine's Hope for Kids, Trenton 365, The Jewish Center, Lavalle's Party Jump.

Friday, August 27th 10am-3pm , Trenton Board of Education, Back to School Day,

CCFA will provide parent and student " back to school " resource table . Workshop for parents "strategies for school success"


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