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Mercer Street Friends Board of Trustees appoints two new leaders to the Board this month. The new members are Gerald Delk and Bill Heinemann. Ken Blackwell, Chair of the Board, shared, “The Mercer Street Friends Board of Trustees welcomes two exceptional leaders. Gerald and Bill bring unique skills, experiences, and
Party Time! On Friday August 12th, The Mercer Street Friends Summer Bridge Program came to a close. For their hard work this summer, students enjoyed a party with arts crafts, face painting and ice cream! On display were projects showcasing what students have learned in Reading and STEAM! Mercer Street
It’s been an amazing summer for students from Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School as they focused on academics and extracurricular activities through the Mercer Street Friends Summer Bridge Program! Designed to assist students in continuing their skills throughout the summer, mornings are filled with writing exercises including informational texts,
Play Ball! On Wednesday, July 27th, Rivera Community Elementary and Gregory Elementary students took to the stands of the Trenton Thunder Baseball daytime game. For many, this was their first time out at the ballpark and their cheers for the home team were strong and loud, especially when a foul
Our students are artists! Last week, Rivera Community Elementary School students at the Mercer Street Friends Summer Bridge Program experienced the magic of Disney! Through numerous creative activities, students’ inner artist shone through as imaginations took flight drawing a Magic Carpet Adventure and sharing with their classmates the journey of
The Summer Program is in full swing! Excitement was in the air as B.C. Gregory Elementary School students took a field trip to the Franklin Institute! For many of them, it was their first time visiting Philadelphia. Students were eager to explore the Harry Potter exhibit, where they got a
Congratulations to our graduates! Mercer Street Friends Adult Education Program celebrated seven outstanding graduates! They didn’t let the challenges of remote learning, job changes, or the pandemic get in the way of them earning their diplomas. At their own pace, paired with an instructor or tutor, each student persevered to
Mercer Street Friends is ready for Summer! We’ll welcome nearly 200 students – Preschool, elementary, and middle school aged – to our Summer Bridge Program. This immersive learning program provides students with reading, writing, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) curriculum, as well as movement and athletic experiences,
New Jersey Food Bank CEOs Make a Statement to Commend Members of the Legislature As food banks, pantries, and individuals in need continue to struggle with historic inflation and the rising costs of food and transportation, this year’s New Jersey state budget provides critical funding for hunger-fighting programs. Across New
EWING, NJ (June 6, 2022) Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, which serves Mercer County, had three trucks vandalized and catalytic converters stolen over the Memorial Day weekend. The trucks are essential in the battle against food insecurity and are used daily, picking up over 50,000 pounds of dry goods, produce,
TRENTON, NJ (May 31, 2022) – Mercer Street Friends, committed to nourishing minds and bodies and empowering families and communities in Trenton and throughout Mercer County, will recognize community leaders on June 14, 2022 at the 2nd annual Mercer Street Friends Leadership Awards Celebration. The awards will be presented at
Thanks to our partner TCNJ Bonner Scholars for providing Gregory School and Rivera Community Middle School with PPE bags as a part of the day of service to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s Crazy Hat Day and our kids showed up and showed out!
Equitable Food Access Grant to Supply Nutritious Weekend Meals in BIPOC Communities for Food Insecure Students (January 28, 2022) Yesterday, Trenton Superintendent James Earle and Mayor Reed Gusciora along with Mercer Street Friends and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) teamed up to pack hundreds of meals for students
What a summer! Mercer Street Friends welcomed nearly 200 children at our Preschool, Gregory Elementary School, and Rivera Community Middle School Summer Program! Our youngest students in Preschool learned to write their names and how to count, while enjoying a new experience that provided routine and structure in the classrooms.
Since the beginning of the program on July 6th, students have spent their mornings focused on reading, writing, and math. Their afternoons are spent swimming, painting, and honing their cooking skills! Thanks to our community partners in guiding our students and providing them with new and exciting opportunities to learn!
Mercer Street Friends Preschool opened its doors for the first time since March 2020, welcoming the smiles and laughter of 60 children, ages 3 to 5. The Preschool Summer Program began with an Ice Cream Party and the days have been filled with learning routines, taking part in music and
We went to the zoo, zoo, zoo… It was all smiles as students from Gregory Elementary and Rivera Community Middle School ventured to the Philadelphia Zoo on Friday, July 16, 2021. For many students, this was their first outing since March 2020 – and they could not have been happier