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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.

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Meet Our Current Volunteers

Whitney Gittens, Tutor, Homework Clinic, High School Senior, Foundation Collegiate Academy

"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!"

Dishea McBride, Tutor, Homework Clinic, Teacher, Trenton Board of Education

"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."

Jason Williams, Tutor, Homework Clinic, High School, Junior, Ewing High School

"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."

Hattie Clark, Family Support Volunteer, Retired, Pre-School Educator

"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:

  1. Family Homework Clinic - The homework clinic is in need of materials and supplies to support student learning, homework completion and parental integration within the home. This component is strongly reinforced through familial access to the proper supplies without undue financial burden. These supplies include composition books, pencils, pens, book bags, pocket folders, 1" binders, glue sticks, stickers for preschool children and other like materials. A $75 donation to the CCFA Homework Clinic will underwrite the cost of two months of supplies for 10 families enrolled in the program.
  2. Achieving Financial Literacy- The financial literacy component is in need of learning materials that include budget workbooks, 35 copies apiece of Robert T. Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and Napolean Hill's "Think and Grow Rich"; calculators, money games, financial literacy and budgeting software, etc. A $100 donation to the CCFA Financial Literacy clinic will underwrite the costs of two texts for group reading and provide three families with money games for family game nights and community events.
  3. Food, condiments, nutritional supplies for weekly meetings and events - Occasional meals, juices and nutritional snacks are an ongoing concern for any programs providing family based services in urban communities as food insecurity is prevalent. Supplies in this area typically include box juices, lunches, fresh and dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, paper goods and utensils, etc. A $200 donation to CCFA can be earmarked to underwrite a one month supply of nutritional supplies for 15 families through different afterschool and weekend activities; or to provide dinner for one CCFA Monthly Family Achievement Cohorts meeting for 15 families.
  4. Family Achievement Cohorts consist of six families per group that meet twice a week to schedule and discuss resource family centered field trips, conduct Leadership Training workshops in house and to attend various scheduled training forums and enrichment activities. The cohorts also have a representative for each of the six families that serve on the parent advisory committee of the agency board of directors. A $1,000 donation to this component of the CCFA model provides attendance for 15 families to one earmarked day training event or other educational enrichment conference for parents and/or children. The same $1,000 can also underwrite the cost of designing vision boards and family journals for 10 families per year. A $500 contribution covers the cost of transportation to any regional training or scheduled conference for 15 families between New York City and Philadelphia.

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: 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.

Replicate Our Model

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.

Meet Our Current Partners

  • AMC Movie Theater
  • Barnes & Nobles
  • Community Works
  • Concerned Pastors of Trenton
  • Dress for Success
  • Family Service Organization
  • Fourth Estate Newspaper
  • Henry J. Austin Health Center
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Management Interventions, Inc.
  • McCarter Theatre Center
  • Mercer County Board of Social Services
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Mercer Street Friends
  • MidJersey Chamber of Commerce
  • One Stop Career Center
  • Princeton Library
  • Sun National Bank Center
  • Trenton Area Stakeholders
  • UIH Family Partners
  • Walmart
  • WIC Program
  • Women Space
  • Volunteer Connect
  • Trenton Public Library
  • KBM Publishing Company

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