Nicholson-supported Institute will “Teach the Teachers” to Improve Early Childhood Education
Supported by a grant from The Nicholson Foundation, the Transforming Early Childhood Leadership Institute will bring together school leaders, teachers, and staff from 30 schools across NJ for a 15-month professional learning experience. The Institute will help educators better serve children from vulnerable backgrounds in the early years of formal education.
Bringing Together the Trenton Community to Advance Population Health Initiatives
The Nicholson Foundation has awarded the Trenton Health Team (THT) a $286,019 grant to develop and implement a new strategic, communications, and advocacy plan focused on population health. The plan will direct THT’s work in building a broad base of support among Trenton residents for projects that address social determinants of health.
The Nicholson Foundation’s Executive Director Launches Personal Twitter Account
The Nicholson Foundation's Executive Director, Dr. Arturo Brito, has created a personal account on the social networking site Twitter. He will be sharing his thoughts on health and early childhood issues in New Jersey and beyond.
Advocates for Children of New Jersey Releases First-Ever Babies Count Report
On July 30, Advocates for Children of New Jersey released its Babies Count report – the group’s first-ever look at data on the health and well-being of infants and toddlers in NJ. The report reveals that many of our state's youngest residents face daunting challenges that threaten their potential to thrive.
NJ Community Health Workers Begin Visits for Asthma In-Home Intervention Pilot Project
On June 14, a group of 11 community health workers (CHWs) were certified as part of the Nicholson-funded Asthma In-Home Intervention Pilot Project. The CHWs will now begin conducting home visits to approximately 480 high-cost asthma patients between the ages of 2-17 who are enrolled in Medicaid.
"Strolling Thunder" Rally Calls for Action on Early Childhood Issues In NJ
Over 150 young children and parents joined together at the state capitol in Trenton on May 21 to call on lawmakers to improve policies for infants and toddlers and their families. Several State Assembly Members and Senators also joined with parents and advocates at the event to repeat the call that success for children begins at birth, and greater public investments are needed on early childhood issues.