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The New Jersey Historical Society receives $160,000 in grants for educational programming


Educational programming for youth—a fundamental mission of The New Jersey Historical Society (NJHS)—has received a triple dose of support, with three generous grants, totaling $160,000, from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the Turrell Fund.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s grant of $75,000, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s renewable $50,000 grant, and the Turrell Fund’s award of $35,000 will support educational enrichment programs for children from preschool through adolescence as well as professional development programs for educators statewide.

“The grants recognize our commitment to programs that challenge and inspire visitors as well as help create lifelong learners,” said Sally Yerkovich, President & CEO of The New Jersey Historical Society, who announced the educational programming grants.

In 2003, NJHS served more than 7,000 children through education programs such as Adopt-a-School; Partners in Learning: Teen Parents and Their Children in Museums; American Stories; and Building a Community. In addition, NJHS provided in-service training for more than 600 teachers through its professional development workshops.

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