About Town: Atlantic Health CEO Rings Closing Bell on Wall Street
Plus, FREE programs for teens, a Valentine's Day dinner dance at St. Teresa, and a volunteer opportunity at the Community Food Bank.
Atlantic Health has just been selected for FORTUNE magazine’s 2011 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the third year in a row. As a result, Chief Executive Officeer Joseph Trunfio, was one of a group of CEOs from companies who joined FORTUNE and The Great Place to Work Institute to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.
FREE PROGRAMS FOR SUMMIT TEENS
According to its website, the Department of Community Programs has established several creative collaborations with local organizations and has made these exciting programs available to Summit’s youth for FREE! You heard it right, FREE!
Summit youth ages 13 - 18 who are interested in artistic self expression of all types are encouraged to register for this program taught by The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Teens will experiment with art forms and techniques such as painting, drawing, cartooning, and mixed media. They will learn a little art history and culture as well.
Tuesdays starting February 1, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Summit Community Center.
ACTING AND IMPROV
Summit youth ages 13 - 18 can now step out of the shadows and into the spotlight!
This program includes fun with improvisation and exercise for developing acting skills in voice, pantomime and scene building. These lessons will also aid teens in classroom and social situations. This is a great way to build confidence and speaking skills. This program is taught by the Judith G. Wharton Music Center Theatre Staff.
Tuesdays starting April 26 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Summit Community Center.
Reserve your spot for Visually Speaking and Acting and Improv at: https://register.communitypass.net/summit or call 908-277-2932.
These events are sponsored by Shaping Summit Together through a grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation.
SUMMIT YMCA YOUTH CENTER
A safe, positive after school and weekend place for the youth of Summit serving grades six through 12. Membership and programs are FREE! Call 908-277-2370 or Tia Sargent at 908-273-7372 X140 or email Tia at Tia.sargent@theSAY.org.
The Summit YMCA in conjunction with the City of Summit provides this welcoming environment for all youth to have fun, be social, learn and be themselves. Stop by and register for free membership. There are fully supervised weekday and weekend activities too. Call today for details or stop by after school.
New Programs at 2 Walnut Street
“Quiet on the Set” Teen Film Making Saturdays, January 22 – February 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Teen Info Nights, Thursday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 8 at 6 p.m.
ST. TERESA HOSTS VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER DANCE
St. Teresa of Avila will host a Valentine's Day Dinner Dance at Memorial Hall on February 4th at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite beverage to share. RSVP by sending a check for $25 per person to Marcia Reina, 15 Fairview Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. Make checks payable to St. Teresa Church with Valentine's Dance in the memo section. RSVP deadline is January 25.
VOLUNTEER AT THE COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH
There is a volunteer opportunity at the Community FoodBank of NJ in Hillside, on Saturday, February 5 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The gift of your time, sorting and repacking food for distribution to non-profit agencies, such as soup kitchens and food pantries, will be greatly appreciated and you will have made a positive difference to help those in need. Anyone 12 years and older are welcome. Come by yourself, with a group of friends or with your family. All volunteers will meet at St. Teresa's at approximately 8:30 a.m. before departing together where directions and car pooling will be available. It is a very fun, inspirational and rewarding experience! For more information, please contact Donna Groskoph at 908-598-9637. Please call to sign-up.
SEF LAUNCHES ANOTHER FIRST: AN E-MAIL NEWSLETTER
In it's 25th year, the Summit Educational Foundation has launched a new, e-mail newsletter to further its communication with supporters.
The newsletter will be a forum to tell supporters about organizational achievements, events, and the latest grants in action. But more importantly, it is a chance for residents to ask questions. What do you want to hear about, what are your questions, and how can you get involved in making our schools the best they can be?
Visit the website www.sefnj.org to get more information.
To learn more about SEF, read our Grants in Action series.