Projects & Initiatives

2021-2022

Homework Completion Programs

Stanley S. Holmes Village

The Homework Completion Program in the Community Room at Stanley Holmes Village, located at 1539 Arctic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ, returns this semester, with modifications due to COVID-19. On Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm to 5 pm, volunteers from SCCESL and the ACPD tutor a small number of children in the community room. The program is a collaboration between the SCCESL, the Atlantic City Police Department (ACPD), and the Atlantic City Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment 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.  Visit the SCCESL home page to volunteer at the Homework Completion Program.

 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, with modifications due to COVID-19. From Monday to Thursday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, volunteers from SCCESL and the PPD tutor a small number of children at the City of Pleasantville meeting room in the Pleasantville Branch of the Atlantic County Public Library System. The program is a collaboration between the SCCESL, 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. Visit the SCCESL home page to volunteer at the Homework Completion Program.

Naturalization Classes

SCCESL will continue to offer virtual naturalization classes in person on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Scarpa Atlantic City Stockton campus. Class materials are provided by 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 SCCESL@stockton.edu or contact Dr. Merydawilda Colón at 609.652.4535.

Afternoon Tea and Game Day with Older Adults - Paused until Spring 2022

The Afternoon Tea with Older Adults is a collaboration between the SCCESL and the Atlantic City Housing Authority. Our two "Game Day with Older Adults" series are a collaboration between the SCCESL and the Pleasantville Housing Authority and the SCCESL, Michaels Management, and Better Tomorrows. This semester, we will be conducting six 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 SCCESL homepage.

(Formerly) Campus Kitchen at Atlantic City - Paused until Spring 2022

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 SCCESL home page to volunteer at the Kitchen at Atlantic City.

English Learners Classes - Paused until further notice

Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church

SCCESL 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 6:00 pm to provide English instruction at the church. The program runs from September 2019 through June 2020.  If you wish to participate in this program, please e-mail SCCESL@stockton.edu or contact Dr. Merydawilda Colón at 609.652.4535.  

 School Murals - Paused until further notice

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