Hoboken Grace hosts 10th annual 1Day in Hoboken
Hundreds of volunteers recently performed extensive work throughout Hoboken to help better the city as part of 1Day Hoboken, a day of volunteering hosted by Hoboken Grace Community Church. Extra safety precautions were taken as volunteers met virtually and at various outdoor launch spots throughout the city and then spread out throughout Hoboken working on projects for various organizations serving the city.
More than 370 participants completed 37 different projects throughout Hoboken. Working with the city, church spokesmen said projects included painting 1000′s of railings, refurbishing benches, gardening and planting 1000′s of flowers and bulbs and picking up litter in the city’s various parks, beaches and fields. Some of the locations included, Church Square Park, Steven’s Park, Sinatra Park, Elysian Park, Mama Johnson Field, Jefferson Park, Maxell and Sinatra Beaches and the Weehawken Cove. Participants painted and gardened at the Boys & Girls Club and the Hoboken Housing Authority, as well as, cleaned and organized at The Hoboken Shelter and Lunchtime Ministry.
There also were three virtual projects that included participants making and packaging hundreds of lunches for The Hoboken Shelter and St. Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry for families struggling with hunger in Hudson County, as well as, working with The Open Door to assist their ESL students in a practice conversation.
After the completion of the projects, the volunteers came had lunch to celebrate the accomplishments. To learn more about Hoboken Grace, visit hobokengrace.com.
Collegiate honor society inducts Union City resident
Giovanni Rodriguez of Union City has accepted lifetime membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the nation’s leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
NSCS is an honors organization that invites less than 10 percent of all eligible students nationwide to join the ranks of its membership each year. It is made up of scholars from two-year, four-year, and online institutions.
HCCC classes to explore creativity and improve life skills
The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is offering “LIVE Virtual Experiences” classes in October for anyone who wants to develop new talents and grow personally and professionally.
Individuals may register for these classes – as well as those that are constantly being added – at www.tinyurl.com/HCCCVirtualExperiences. Additional information on classes as well as opportunities for individuals to host their own HCCC “Virtual Experiences” may be obtained by contacting Continuing Education and Workforce Development Assistant Events Coordinator, QuaFayshia Ransom at [email protected]
HCCC professor earns regional award
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Program Coordinator and Professor of Fine Arts, Laurie Riccadonna, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Faculty Member Award.
The award, which will be presented virtually on Oct. 7, recognizes those faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, and outstanding contributions to one’s community. Regional-level awardees are the sole contenders for the ACCT 2020 national-level William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award