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An author of books on developing leadership among Hispanic women and on the experience of Puerto Ricans in New Jersey, Bonilla-Santiago has designed cultural diversity curricula for colleges, corporations, and even the IRS. As director of the Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership at Rutgers in Camden, she developed one of the first charter schools in the state—LEAP (Leadership, Education And Partnership) Academy, which opened in 1997. With 800 students enrolled in grades pre-K through 12, LEAP, in Camden, is the largest charter school in the state. Bonilla-Santiago calls LEAP “my baby,” and is proud of the institution’s 100 percent college placement rate.
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The Great Oak Awards inaugural dinner, held at The Palace at Somerset Park, honored New Jersey businesses that demonstrate the highest level of commitment to local and statewide charitable institutions and social causes.
Woody Allen, in his stand-up comedy days, used to joke, "My parents believed equally in God and carpeting." Laura Silver's parents also had strong values. “Knishes were my family’s religion," she says. "For knishes, we went on pilgrimages." Now she's coming to Paramus to talk about her favorite subject.
Blowout Salon in Morristown will host a Fashion for Hope fundraiser this week to benefit the non-profit Justice and Soul Foundation. Proceeds will help young survivors of sex trafficking in the foundation’s vocation training program in Cambodia...