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Mercer Street Friends Board of Trustees Announces Two New Leaders

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

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End of Summer Celebration

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

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Our students working hardA look inside Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Summer Bridge Program! 

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,

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Having fun with art

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

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Theft Strikes Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and New Jersey Food Bank Partners Respond

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,

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Mercer Street Friends Announces 2022 Leadership Awards Honorees

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

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Starbucks Gives Mercer Street Friends $100K Grant for Send Hunger Packing Program

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

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See You in September

See you in September

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.

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We Went to the Zoo

We went to the zoo!

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

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