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Become A Literacy Volunteer

Literacy Volunteers of Morris County is proud to have nearly 300 volunteers in Morris County help change lives and impact future generations through literacy.   It is estimated that 20 percent of adults have problems with reading and writing that impact their ability to work and function in our complex society.  In Morris County one in five residents speaks a language other than English, and many are unable to work or are working at jobs beneath their capabilities.   If interested in helping an adult improve his/her reading, writing or conversational English skills, join Literacy Volunteers of Morris County on Sat.,
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County Programs Encourages Student Environmental Cleanups

Students in school districts throughout Morris County are encouraged to go green this spring by participating in a countywide litter cleanup effort that targets their own school grounds.   Public schools, including grades six and up, in Morris County that participate are eligible for a “Keep Morris County Litter Free” grant from the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, which is sponsoring this program. In addition to a cleanup effort, the “Litter Free’’ program includes a countywide poster contest, with prizes.   “We are confident these two ‘green’ projects will raise awareness about both litter abatement and recycling, and encourage students
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Volunteers Sought For Raritan Headwaters’ Annual Stream Clean Up

Looking for an opportunity to help clean up the watershed and improve the water quality of streams? Then join Raritan Headwaters Association for its 26th Annual Stream Clean Up on Sat., April 16, held from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at multiple sites along the Raritan River throughout Hunterdon, Somerset and Morris Counties. Everyone is invited to participate, from individuals and families to businesses, civic organizations and church groups, at the site of their choice. Bags, gloves, t-shirts and snacks will be provided. Participants need only bring their enthusiasm. RHA’s largest annual volunteer event, the Stream Clean Up
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Women Develop Life Enhancing Skills At Women’s Center Course

The Women’s Center at County College of Morris (CCM) is offering a 12-week program to help women with developing life-enhancing skills while empowering them in a supportive group environment. “Empowerment!” is an interactive program with engaging techniques that help promote a methodology for positive thinking, a coaching model that offers accountability, and ways to energize personal and professional growth, tap into leadership skills and more. The course is facilitated by its creator, Jeanne Rohach, certified women’s empowerment coach and consultant. The course is limited to 20 women, who will be selected by the Women’s Center at CCM. The program begins
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Girl Scouts Of Northern New Jersey Sell Cookies The Enhanced Way

Girl Scouts Of Northern New Jersey Sell Cookies The Enhanced Way Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey plans to participate in Digital Cookie 2.0, the latest update to the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program.  For the first time in 2015, Girl Scouts were able to sell cookies via website or a mobile app.   When the Girl Scout Cookie program launches on Jan 16, local girls will be participating in Digital Cookie 2.0, a more robust, hands-on and entertaining learning experience that includes an enhanced cookie website and new mobile sales technology.   Designed with input from girls, Digital Cooke introduces
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