NewBridge Jobs Plus Technology Initiative Awarded $15K Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation
Thursday, November 21, 2019
A $15,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation was presented to NewBridge Services to support NewBridge Jobs Plus’ technology initiative. (L-R): Amy Sheppard, NewBridge Jobs Plus Program Supervisor; Jonna Marie Cappuccio, NewBridge Jobs Plus student; Robert L. Parker, NewBridge CEO; Jane A. Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation; Mercedes Covert-Muzio, AVP Banking Center Manager, Provident Bank; and Victoria Hess-Lower, NewBridge Director of Development.
NewBridge Services has received a Major Grant of $15,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support the technology initiative at NewBridge Jobs Plus, the longest-serving alternative education and jobs program in Morris County.
The grant will be used to upgrade the computer lab at NewBridge Jobs Plus, which since 1983 has helped young adults who drop out of high school get a second chance at success. NewBridge Jobs Plus participants will use new computers and related equipment to complete assessments, prepare for testing to earn their high school diplomas, build skills, and conduct job and career research.
“We are grateful to The Provident Bank Foundation for investing in the NewBridge Jobs Plus technology initiative,” said NewBridge CEO Robert L. Parker. “With that support, young people can change their lives and become contributing members of their communities.”
Provident Bank Foundation Executive Director Jane A. Kurek presented NewBridge with a check at NewBridge Jobs Plus on Nov. 21 in Parsippany.
“The Provident Bank Foundation is honored to help further initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of residents in our local area,” Kurek said. “We are pleased to support organizations that contribute to a sense of community and offer a diverse set of programs that make people healthier, happier and safer.”
The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. The Provident Bank Foundation’s funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.
For more information about NewBridge Services, visit newbridge.org.
NewBridge Services, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is a premier provider of counseling services, housing and educational programs in northern New Jersey serving more than 7,2000 adults and seniors last year alone. NewBridge treats mental illnesses and addictions; teaches skills for coping with stress, grief and challenging relationships; builds and manages affordable housing; offers school-based programs that teach children and adolescents resiliency skills for healthy emotional development; helps young adults succeed in their education and prepare for careers; and supports seniors so they can remain independent. Throughout its 56-year history, NewBridge has remained true to its mission of bringing balance to people’s lives by tracking shifts in communities’ needs and providing innovative, effective programs to meet them.
About The Provident Bank Foundation
The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $25 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.