CCFA encourages the teamwork of employees and volunteers so that we can offer our participating familes the best services possible. Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills, and knowledge of our community to provide personalized attention to clients, enable the paid staff to concentrate on the work for which they were trained, and educate the public about our organization and its cause. Please complete the following application to get more information about volunteer opportunities within the CCFA.
"I volunteer at CCFA because I would like to have a career that helps young children and this is giving me the experience. This experience helps me because I enjoy working with the children and building a bond with them. Also, I like witnessing their development with one on one instruction. CCFA is unique because we work with the siblings and parents. CCFA is one big happy family!"
"When I first heard about CCFA it was from a colleague, she told me about a program that was dedicated to giving back to the children in the community. I did not hesitate to get involved. CCFA not only provides homework help to struggling students, they offer parents an opportunity to better themselves as well. CCFA proves that it does take a community to educate our children by showing the parents the difference they make when being involved. I am forever grateful to CCFA for allowing me to be a part of their journey."
"My Name is Jason Williams. I am a Junior at Ewing High School. I volunteer at the Center for Child and Family Achievement because it makes me feel good knowing that I can help make a difference in someone's life. I enjoy tutoring and hope I can continue to give back to the Trenton community."
"CCFA is a community resource for me and another direct support resource for the children and families who use the services in the evening and afternoon. Volunteering at CCFA is another way of giving back to the Trenton community. It is a natural instinct in helping families achieves educational goals. Instead of talking, I let my actions speak for me!"
CCFA's family achievement model encourages the development of family centered academic and other enrichment strategies, for underperforming communities and learning environments, within the City of Trenton. Low income children in the City of Trenton face a myriad of challenges that impact their educational experiences from kindergarten to high school. Many of these challenges are reflective of the fact that Trenton's children are disproportionately affected by poverty, and the barriers it presents to family stability and long term commitment to educational achievement.
Summarily, these barriers typically include food and/or housing insecurity, lack of safety resulting from exposure to maladaptive situations, family instability, as well as other sources. These real life, real-time circumstances fuel the under achievement of low income students and also continue to perplex urban educational systems and their practitioners on how best to intervene.
To assist in arresting these dynamics, CCFA also wants to give you the opportunity, to contribute to our varied program components. We have an immediate need for items in different program modules:
You may send a check payable to: The Center for Child and Family Achievement, 115 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton NJ, 08618. The Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible. Please do not hesitate to call us at 609 392 6075 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if we can be of assistance in any way. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your gracious support.
Replication sounds easy but just because a program works in one location doesn't mean it will automatically be effective in another. Balancing the demands of model fidelity with the need to adapt to local conditions on the ground is one of the most pressing challenges of replication, and is far from the only one.
Please contact us if your organization is interested in establishing a Center for Child and Family Achievement in your community.