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Four Facts from Thriving Women, Thriving Communities: Getting it Right from the Start

At our Fund for Women and Girls’ annual luncheon and panel discussion we heard about improving the lives of young children and their caregivers. Here are a four facts we learned from our panelists: Negative experiences in childhood can affect long-term health development; learn more by reading about the work of Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff more »
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Annual Luncheon: Thriving Women, Thriving Communities: Getting it Right from the Start

The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls will hold a luncheon and panel discussion to speak about improving the lives of young children and their caregivers through healthy development, education and support of multiple generations living in poverty in Mercer County. “Thriving Women, Thriving Communities: Getting it Right from the Start” will more »
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How A Grant from The Fund for Women and Girls is Helping Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation

At the most recent Grantmaking Dinner last fall, voting members of the Fund for Women and Girls awarded a $75,000 grant payable over three years at $25,000 per year, to the Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation. This grant continues our mission of improving the lives of economically vulnerable women and girls in our community. more »
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Investing in Women and Children Equals Investing in Communities

“Investing in women and children equals investing in communities,” Jacqueline Jones, the President & CEO of the Foundation for Child Development, told a group of almost 200 guests who gathered at our Fund for Women and Girls luncheon on May 5. At the event, Thriving Women, Thriving Communities: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Early more »
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Thriving Women, Thriving Communities: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Early Investment in Our Children

The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls will hold a lunchtime panel discussion to address ways in which early investments in children can improve the lives of families. “Thriving Women, Thriving Communities: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Early Investment in Our Children” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. more »
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Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls Awards $132,500 in Grants

The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls has awarded $132,500 in grants to six local nonprofits. “Our Fund works to improve the lives of economically vulnerable women and girls in the region through community investment, education and collaboration,’’ said Carolyn Sanderson, Fund Chair. “We are thrilled to announce that this year was more »
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Photos: Healthy Women, Healthy Communities Panel Discussion

More than 100 people came to our Fund for Women and Girls panel discussion about health issues affecting women and girls living in poverty. At the May 10 discussion, we learned about the issues from our expert panel: Dr. Kemi Alli, the Chief Executive and Medical Officer at the Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton; Dr. more »
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