A Look Back at 2019

Dear Friend,
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;  indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead’s quote aptly describes our achievements over this past year. ACNJ’s campaign to develop stronger policies and programs for children from birth to age 3 has grown exponentially. Our collective voices helped bring in millions in state and federal funding to improve New Jersey’s child care system and expand high-quality preschool. In addition, parents will now have more time to bond with their newborns, thanks to New Jersey’s strengthened paid family leave program.

Our work would not be possible without your support, your voice or your advocacy. More people joined with ACNJ than ever before, lending their name and sharing their stories to create a  powerful narrative.  

As a result of our reputation for independence and a steadfast commitment to children and  families, ACNJ was also chosen to lead the statewide non-profit Census 2020 outreach effort this year. Effective advocacy requires accurate data. We have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to ensure that all of New Jersey’s residents, especially our youngest children, will count in the 2020 Census. Please join me in celebrating this year’s achievements, as we look forward to the work ahead in  creating brighter futures for New Jersey’s children. 

Cecilia Zalkind


Celebrate with Us

ACNJ invites you to our annual breakfast on Wed, December 4th in Kenilworth, NJ. Network with other community leaders who support ACNJ’s mission of giving every child a chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated. 

Purchase your ticket today.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course
3 Golf Drive
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Advocates for Children of New Jersey | 35 Halsey Street Newark , New Jersey 07102

Questions? Email us at advocates@acnj.org or call us at  (973) 643-3876.

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