Kids + Bikes + Learn & Fun

Kids + Bikes + Learn & Fun

This summer Stand Up For Salem hosted their first ever youth program in partnership with the Salem Family Success Center. The pilot program started in late June and ran the middle of August for 18 children aged 7-14.

SUFS was thrilled to find a wonderful program director this summer; Ms. Krishore Holloway, an college senior working toward her degree in Social Services at Cumberland County College.

Krishore developed curriculum in literacy and math skills based on hands on bicycle construction and repair, but found a serious need for instruction in prosocial behavioral skills which she provided.

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Thank You to Helene Pierson

Thank You to Helene Pierson

Helene Pierson came to Stand Up For Salem in October of 2013 as the Director of Community Development and project manager under the newly launched Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program, a $985,000 grant.

Most people got to know Helene, as she completed 170 projects in the city including demolitions, board ups of abandoned houses, homeowner façade improvements in the Oak to Olive Street neighborhood and supported the Olive Street and Hires Avenue Community Gardens.

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Alleyway Activation

Alleyway Activation

On a rainy day in June Stand Up For Salem dedicated our new mural painted by mural painter, Sam Donovan, Salem County resident and mural artist. The 4 panel mural shows some of Salem’s notable people and memories from the 16, 17, 18 and 1900's including the covered bridge on Rte. 45, John Rock, the Goodwin home and one of the sisters. Thanks artist Sam Donovan!

To make it even more memorable, SUFS recently received a grant from the Gloucester Salem Counties Board of Realtors to do an Alleyway Activation in the space as well.

Over the next few months the SUFS design committee will be purchasing string lights for the space, tables and chairs and an outdoor movie screen to host outdoor movie nights.

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10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey 2016

10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey 2016

East Broadway was recently listed by Preservation New Jersey as one of the 10 most endangered historic sites in the state. There are over twenty vacant buildings in the 2/3 of a mile stretch, most with important historic eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture including a collection of Federal-style houses.

It is also home to two historically important churches; Mount Hope, which is the oldest piece of property owned by an African-American organization in Salem County and one of the oldest in the state, and Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. the oldest continuously operating A.M.E. (African Methodist Episcopal) church in the United States.

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Experience Works

Experience Works

Clean and well-kept streets can increase property values and investment in a community, lower crime rates and improve the reputation of a neighborhood. Keeping Salem clean and tidy is just one of the tasks done by our volunteers through the Experience Works program.

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New Adult Playground at Salem Senior Village

New Adult Playground at Salem Senior Village

SUFS was recently awarded over $37,000 in funding by the Community Foundation of South Jersey Aging Innovation Fund after an intense competition.

The grant will allow us to install adult specific exercise equipment outside, hire an exercise and Tai Chi trainer, and certify additional trainers chosen from the 55+ community in Salem.

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Are you running with the cows?

Are you running with the cows?

If so, make sure to register!

Where else can you get a High Tech cow t-shirt AND a COW MEDAL? You know you need those. Plus, if you're 21 or older theres a Beer Garden waiting for you at the finish line.

What more could you want on a nice Fall day?

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Helping Salem Youth Change the World

Helping Salem Youth Change the World

As if you need another reason to move to Salem, did you know that students enrolled at schools in the Salem city school district have the chance to have their college education paid for?

Thanks to a $30 million endowment left by Dr. Forman S. Acton, the foundation funded upon his death offers district students scholarships, college accounts, and college preparation.

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