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Art for Read to Achieve, Pop Up Gallery Gallery Talk

The Friends of the Center for Child and Family Achievement (CCFA), Princeton Shopping Center, and EDENS are pleased to announce a Gallery Talk with Mel Leipzig and Leon Rainbow at the Art for Read to Achieve Pop-Up Gallery on Monday, December 14th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Mel Leipzig, often celebrated as one of America's finest realist painters, has built a career in realistic portraiture with his work appearing in the White House, the National Academy and the Whitney Museum in New York. Leon Rainbow creatively combines graffiti, street art and other artistic forms into innovative projects and events. Both artists are currently on exhibit at the Art for Read to Achieve Pop-Up Gallery in the Princeton Shopping Center. Other celebrated artists on exhibit since November 12, 2015 include featured artist Faith Ringgold, Alonzo Adams, Romare Bearden, Judith Brodsky, Elizabeth Catlett, Aminah Robinson, Lucy Graves McVicker, Sydney T. Neuwirth and Thomas Malloy. The Gallery is located in the Princeton Shopping Center at 301 N. Harrison Street, Suite 49, Princeton, NJ, 08540. The exhibit and sale will run until December 22, 2015. Members of the public are invited to support this fundraiser by purchasing artwork, books and other curated gift and holiday items through the Gallery. CCFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

"Gregory at Gallery Henoch" by Mel Leipzig Credit: Tasha O'Neill

Gallery Days and Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed except for Special Events
Tuesday through Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm;
Friday from 1 pm to 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm

Family Homework Clinic

Starting Tuesday October 20, 2015 CCFA will be holding weekly homework clinics from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm with Family One to One Skills Building and Tutoring at the Center!

Parent Mentoring Workshops

Starting October Thursday October 22, 2015 CCFA will be holding weekly Parent Mentoring workshops from 10 am-12 pm at the Center! Planned Workshop topics are Family Advocacy, Financial Literacy and a 5 Week Series on Leadership and Effective Parenting.

Art for Read to Achieve Pop-Up Gallery

The Friends of The Center for Child and Family Achievement (CCFA), the Princeton Shopping Center and EDENS present an Inaugural Art for Read to Achieve Pop-Up Gallery. This fundraiser will feature work for sale by emerging, local City of Trenton, Princeton, regional and internationally recognized artists. Several special events are planned, beginning with an Opening Reception in the Gallery on Thursday, November 12th-5-8pm, followed by a Chari-Tea on Sunday, November 15th-3-6pm and concluding with a Closing Reception was held on Saturday, November 21st-5-8pm. The gallery will remain open until Tuesday December 22 at 7pm.

Nutcracker

On December 5th at 11:00 am the CCFA Family Partners will attend The Nutcracker at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ.

A Christmas Carol

On December 12th at 1:00 pm the CCFA Family Partners will attend A Christmas Carol at McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ.

Children's Book Drive in Princeton

Books will be collected at the Art for Read to Achieve Pop-Up Gallery, 301 N. Harrison Street (next to Orvis on the Harrison Street Side), Princeton, NJ 08540 from Wednesday, December 16 to Sunday December 20 from 11 am to 5 pm. Book donations on Monday, December 21st are by appointment.

Holiday Luncheon

On December 19th at 12 Noon the CCFA Family Partners will have a Holiday Luncheon sponsored by Nassau Christian Center.

FREE 4 Week Summer Reading Program

Center for Child and Family Achievement

Partnered with United Way of Greater Mercer County

THE PROBLEM

Loss of literacy skills during summer break is a substantial and sobering problem among our students. Considerable research on this topic shows it's usually the students who can least afford to lose ground as readers who are most likely to suffer from summer reading loss, falling far behind their peers (Reading Horizons).

Access to reading materials has been consistently identified as a vital element of enhancing the reading development of children. Many children do not have access to materials at home, and families often need clear guidance on how to keep their child's reading skills up (Reading Horizons).

THE SOLUTION

Of all activities in which children engage outside of school, time spent actually reading is the best predictor of reading achievement –the more students read, the better readers they become (Allington, 2006; Anderson, Wilson,&Fielding, 1988).

Believing that parents and children can learn together, one way in which Center for Child and Family Achievement seeks to reach this goal is through our emphasis on family engagement in a child's education. In supporting our motto "Read to Achieve," CCFA will implement Reading Horizons- Discovery K-3 , a Free 4 Week Summer Reading Program

August 4, 2015 – August 27, 2015, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 AM – 12 Noon at CCFA, 115 Bellevue Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618.
Books-And-Treats
CCFA is currently planning "Books-and-Treats" promoting "Read to Achieve" for the children and parents at Gregory School in Trenton, NJ. This event will be held on Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th. Over 1,200 books will be distributed!

Art for Read to Achieve Pop-Up Gallery
The Friends of The Center for Child and Family Achievement (CCFA), the Princeton Shopping Center and EDENS present an Inaugural Art for Read to Achieve Pop-Up Gallery. This fundraiser will feature work for sale by emerging, local City of Trenton, Princeton, regional and internationally recognized artists. Several special events are planned, beginning with an Opening Reception in the Gallery on Thursday, November 12th-5-8pm, followed by a Chari-Tea on Sunday, November 15th-3-6pm and concluding with a Closing Reception on Saturday, November 21st-5-8pm.

Ride to Achieve
On November 14th from 9 am - 2 pm ride along with CCFA in the Ride to Achieve 21 Mile Bicycle Fundraiser from Princeton to Trenton and back along the "tow path" Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail.


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