Thanks to our supporters, we are one step closer to the opening of the Paiva Netto Educational and Social Assistance Center, which will benefit over 1,300 underprivileged families. Clean up has started in preparation for the excavation of the addition area, for the new basement that will host the kitchen and volunteer areas. We need your help to conclude the exterior work before Winter! Help us reach our goal to serve our community.
The Legion of Good Will is opening its first Educational and Social Services Center in the United States. This new property will house an Early Learning Center, an After School Program, and a Community Center. Through our new facilities, we will impact approximately 1,300 low-income families in Newark, New Jersey each year. The existing building requires an additional renovation investment of $ 375,000, for improvements and completion of the project. Your support is vital and urgent to reduce poverty and violence in our community. Donate now and help us achieve our goal to open by 2018.
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Based on the Legion of Good Will’s signature educational approach used in its schools across six other countries, our new Early Learning and Community Center will provide a unique educational program to benefit dozens of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers from zero to five years old. Our program combines quality care with character building values towards the empowerment of children’s hearts and minds for a solidary society.
After School Program
Serving school-age children from five through twelve years old, our engaging After School Program will provide essential services such as homework help, challenging supplementary classes and stimulating recreational activities. The new facilities are conveniently located near the following public schools: South St., Oliver St. and Hawkins St.
Community Center for Social Assistance
The LGW’s Social and Educational Center works towards meeting the needs of community members. Through these new facilities, we will increase the impact of our current programs in the fields of: family health and wellness, food security and assistance for the homeless, food baskets and school supplies distribution for low income families.
“My husband and I were extremely happy when we heard the news that the Legion of Good Will is opening its first Child Care and Learning Center. As working parents, we appreciate this initiative because we know how important it is for our son to be in a healthy and loving environment that will not only assist him with his basic needs and well-being, but also provide him with a well-rounded education. [...] We cannot wait for our son’s first day of school with the LGW.”
Mariana, mother of a one year old boy
"The Newark public schools are currently overpopulated [which is the location of the LGW’s new childcare center]. This is important because it means that there is another opportunity for parents to be able to seek their income, not having to worry about where to leave their children. [...] It will enhance the location and also a lot of families will benefit–not only from the Child Care and Learning Center, but also from the Community Center as well."