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Passaic, NJ 07055
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Passing It On

What do you do when your daughter needs help with Math, but does not qualify for summer school because she has not failed Math?  If you are a mother at the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women, you ask for help here and your daughter gets individual tutoring from a seasoned Math/Physics teacher!

Sister Gerardine Tantsits, SCC, former volunteer and current Administrative Assistant at the Center, always responds enthusiastically to such requests, as she has spent most of her life teaching Math and Science (especially Physics).  Here is Sister Gerardine helping this soon-to-be-sixth-grader (as she does twice a week) with fractions and decimals:


What makes this more exciting for us is that this youngster is also getting help from another volunteer, Andrea.  Here is Andrea showing the younger girl how to access additional Math assistance online.  Why is this exciting for us?  Because Sister Gerardine previously tutored Andrea -- now a student at a local community college --  in English and Math!


We are so happy to be able to fulfill our mission by providing this space for women to express their needs and connecting them with resources to fulfill their needs.  We are happier when one of our women who has been helped here can "pass it on" by using what she has learned to help others.  

Because of our supporters, donors and staff, we can continue to respond to the needs of the families of Passaic.  Thank you!

Friday, June 16, 2017

At the Craft Fair

We enjoyed meeting everyone at St. Philip's carnival in Clifton last evening.  If you are in the area, please come over to the gym to see the beautiful crocheted and quilted items handmade by the women of the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women.  The carnival starts at 6:00 on Friday and 6:30 on Saturday.  Enjoy the photos!

Beautiful quilts ready to greet the guests of the St. Philip's carnival craft fair.

Just a few of the crocheted items available

Beth Crocker (from St. Philip's) welcomes Nancy DiRocco (our faithful volunteer
 and St. Philip's parishioner) and Sister Ann  Marie to the carnival's craft fair.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Women's Crafts on Sale at St. Philip's Carnival

We are grateful to St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Clifton, NJ for allowing us to sell our women's quilting and crocheting at the carnival this week.  If you are in the area, please stop by on Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday (June 15, 16, 17) between 6:30 and 10 pm.  We'll be at the craft fair in the gymnasium.  Click here for more information about the carnival.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thanks, again, to The Beacon!

Once again, we are grateful to everyone at The Beacon, the award-winning newspaper of the Diocese of Paterson, NJ, for its coverage of the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women.  This article by Cecile Pagliarulo in the April 20 edition is a reminder of the debt of gratitude we owe to the Partners in Faith donors.  Without your generosity, our ministry could not exist.  Thank you!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Easter

We hope that your Easter season has been a blessed one thus far.  In the spirit of the season, we are sharing with you an article by Sister Ann Marie from Global Sisters Report, "Turning Toward Jesus with Mary of Magdala."  Click here to access the article.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Garden's Fourth Season Begins!

We are happy to announce that we have received a grant to begin our fourth season of gardening.  We are so grateful to everyone at City Green and to the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders for continuing the DigIn! program which provides our grants.  We are proud to continue as a member of the DigIn! Community Garden Network.  Here are some photos from last evening's grant presentation ceremony:
Jennifer Papa, City Green Executive Director,
and Jasmine Moreano, City Green Director of Community Engagement,
welcome the grant recipients and guests.

County Freeholder Assad Akhter addresses grant recipients.
County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara adresses the grant recipients.
Sister Ann Marie, Director of Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women,
receives the grant check.


 Even the animals joined in the celebration!



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Women's Conference in the Beacon

Once again we are grateful to The Beacon, the award-winning newspaper of the Diocese of Paterson, NJ, for its coverage of last Saturday's Women's Conference at St. Paul Inside the Walls. Click here to access Michael Wojcik's  article on the Conference in this week's Beacon.