NewBridge Jobs Plus Technology Initiative Awarded $15K Major Grant

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A $15,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation was presented to NewBridge Services to support NewBridge Jobs Plus’ technology initiative. Amy Sheppard, NewBridge Jobs Plus Program Supervisor; Jonna Marie Cappuccio, NewBridge Jobs Plus student; Robert L. Parker, NewBridge CEO; Jane A. Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation; Mercedes Covert-Muzio, AVP Banking Center Manager, Provident Bank; and Victoria Hess-Lower, NewBridge Director of Development

MADISON — NewBridge Services announced it received a Major Grant of $15,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support the technology initiative at NewBridge Jobs Plus, the longest-serving alternative education and jobs program in Morris County.

The grant will be used to upgrade the computer lab at NewBridge Jobs Plus, which since 1983 has helped young adults who dropout of high school get a second chance at success. NewBridge Jobs Plus participants will use new computers and related equipment to complete assessments, prepare for testing to earn their high school diplomas, build skills, and conduct job and career research.

“We are grateful to The Provident Bank Foundation for investing in the NewBridge Jobs Plus technology initiative,” said NewBridge CEO Robert L. Parker. “With that support, young people can change their lives and become contributing members of their communities.”

Provident Bank Foundation Executive Director Jane A. Kurek presented NewBridge with a check at NewBridge Jobs Plus in Parsippany.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is honored to help further initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of residents in our local area,” Kurek said. “We are pleased to support organizations that contribute to a sense of community and offer a diverse set of programs that make people healthier, happier and safer.”

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. The Provident Bank Foundation’s funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

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