Projects & Initiatives

Fall 2018

Naturalization Classes

SCCE will continue to offer naturalization classes at the new Academic Center on the Atlantic City campus, during the fall semester. Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 11th and continue on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm until Tuesday, December 11th. Class materials are provided by Kelly C. Ayala, the Community Relations Officer of USCIS Newark District, and also derived from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website, under Citizenship Resource Center, at www.uscis.gov/citizenship. If you wish to participate in this program, please e-mail SCCE@stockton.edu or contact Dr. Merydawilda Colón at 609.652.4535.

English Learner’s Classes

o   Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church

SCCE has continued its collaboration with Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, located at 118 West Bayview Ave., Pleasantville, NJ, to maintain an English Learners Program for the parents of children who attend an after-school program at the church. Stockton students work with church staff members on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm to provide English instruction at the church. The program runs from September 2018 through June 2019.  If you wish to participate in this program, please e-mail SCCE@stockton.edu or contact Dr. Merydawilda Colón at 609.652.4535. 

o   Ministerio Por Gracia Sois Salvos

SCCE has continued its collaboration with the Ministerio Por Gracia Sois Salvos church, located at 111 North 3rd Street, Pleasantville, NJ to maintain an English Learners Program for members of the church. Stockton students work with church staff members on Fridays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm to provide English instruction at the church. The program runs from September 9, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  If you wish to participate in this program, please e-mail SCCE@stockton.edu or contact Dr. Merydawilda Colón at 609.652.4535.

Community Gardens

SCCE collaborates with AtlantiCare and the Hamilton Memorial United Methodist Church to have Stockton students maintain gardens and planter boxes at the church garden. The produce of the garden is available to all community members.

Food Drive

SCCE continues to maintain a monthly food drive for Stockton faculty and staff to contribute. Forty Stockton students assist in collecting and recording faculty and staff food donations. These donations allow the Campus Kitchen at Atlantic City to continue providing meals for families in Atlantic City and Pleasantville. Food items are also donated to the pantry at the Office of the Dean of Students and to the New Day Family Success Center, Family Services Association in Galloway. Food collection also occurs at Stockton’s instructional sites at Carnegie Library Center, Kramer Hall, and Manahawkin. Those donations go to the Campus Kitchen at Atlantic City, Hammonton Presbyterian Church, and King of Kings church in Ocean County, respectively. During AY17-18, we collected 1,402 pounds of food in total. Food collection will resume during the fall 2018 semester on the following dates: September 20th, October 18th, and November 15th.

Afternoon Tea and Game Day with Older Adults

The Afternoon Tea with Older Adults is a collaboration between the SCCE and the Atlantic City Housing Authority while Game Day with Older Adults is a collaboration between the SCCE and the Pleasantville Housing Authority and the SCCE and Commnunity Havens Senior Citizens Living Center. This semester, we will be conducting four sessions per month, rotating through our community partner sites, which will offer the opportunity for more older adults to play checkers, chess, cards, bingo and dominoes. Note that we have transportation available for 4 volunteers per session however, students are welcome to drive themselves. Please register to attend these events on the SCCE homepage.

Campus Kitchen at Atlantic City

Stockton students and Atlantic City High School students work together under the supervision of a professional chef at the Atlantic City High School on Monday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:00pm to prepare and deliver 150 meals for families in need within Atlantic City and Pleasantville. Visit the SCCE home page to volunteer at the Campus Kitchen at Atlantic City.

After School Programs

o    Stanley S. Holmes Village

The Homework Completion Program at Stanley S. Holmes Village, located at 1539 Adriatic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, continues this semester. The program is a collaboration between SCCE, the Atlantic City Police Department (ACPD), and the Atlantic City Housing Authority and Urban Development Agency. The primary goal of the Homework Completion Program is to engage children in their schoolwork and offer children a vision into the potential of a future college education. The program is also meant to foster trust in local police officers. On Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, volunteers from SCCE, ACPD, and the AC Housing Authority tutor children at the community center of the Stanley S. Holmes Village apartment complex. Visit the SCCE home page to volunteer at the Homework Completion Program. 

o   Buzby Homes Village

The Homework Completion Program at Buzby Homes Village, located at 600 South Dr., Atlantic City, NJ continues this semester. The program is a collaboration between SCCE, the Atlantic City Police Department (ACPD), and the Atlantic City Housing Authority and Urban Development Agency. The primary goal of the Homework Completion Program is to engage children in their schoolwork and offer children a vision into the potential of a future college education. The program is also meant to foster trust in local police officers. On Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, volunteers from SCCE, ACPD, and the AC Housing Authority tutor children at the community center of the Stanley S. Holmes Village apartment complex. Visit the SCCE home page to volunteer at the Homework Completion Program.

o  Pleasantville Public Library

The Homework Completion Program in the Meeting Room at the Pleasantville Public Library, located at 33 MLK Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ, returns this semester. The program is a collaboration between the SCCE, the Pleasantville Police Department (PPD), and the City of Pleasantville. The primary goal of the Homework Completion Program is to engage children in their schoolwork and offer children a vision into the potential of a future college education. The program is also meant to foster trust in local police officers. On Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, volunteers from SCCE and the PPD tutor children at the City of Pleasantville meeting room in the Pleasantville Branch of the Atlantic County Public Library System. Visit the SCCE home page to volunteer at the Homework Completion Program.

School Murals

The Stockton Center for Community Engagement partners with the Atlantic City School District to have Stockton students assist in designing and painting murals within the school district.