Center for Urban Youth & Families (CUYF)
December 15-16, 2016
2nd Annual - DADS CARE TOY DRIVE
Collaborate with other dads in your school and the community to plan this fun and purposeful event!
Last year, the DADS in The D.A.D. Network wanted to teach their children that it is better to give than to receive. They wanted their children to learn about charity and to experience the joy of putting a smile on the face of others in need. So, these courageous dads Donated, Gathered Gifts and had a Gift Wrapping Party. The men bonded with each other and their children while wrapping gifts together, eating, dancing and listening to some good old holiday classics. The 100 wrapped gifts were then donated to sick and homeless children throughout the City of Newark (Newark Public Schools-Office of Early Childhood, Harmony House and University Hospital).
Tentative: Gift Collection: December 7-14, 2016 / Gift Wrapping Party: December 15, 2016 / Gift Distribution: December 16, 2016
We need you to help plan and make this year’s Toy Drive, Gift Wrapping
Party and Gift Distribution an even greater success!!!
For more info, Contact Your Family Advocate Today!
Community Members/Sponsors, call Jacquelyn Lake – 973.223.9998
The D.A.D. Network
Newark Public Schools
Writing Retreat - January 2016
Thank you Dr. Sabrina Chase and Dr. Patricia Hindin for an amazing Writing Retreat for the research fellows of CUYF over the January break held in the Ackerson Atrium. Each day commenced with a relaxing and refreshing yoga session, compliments of our very own yoga instructor in training, Dr. Patricia Hindin, followed by a healthy lunch, coordinated by Veronica Jones of CUYF.
Dr. Chase’s expertise in leading writing groups and writing seminars was leveraged as she provided specific guidance, tools and exercises to assist our writing plans. In addition, Dean Salmond joined us and provided advice and suggestions from her years of experience in writing and as an journal editor. Over the course of the three-day retreat, each participant was asked to bring two writing projects and left with substantial progress on their projects and a writing plan for the entire year. We eagerly look forward to the next one. Thank you again Dr. Chase and Dr. Hindin!