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Teaching “The Gem Project” to Rutgers Urban College & Community Leadership Class for 2 Days!

On two separate days, the Gem Project was invited to speak to the Urban College & Community Leadership class by instructors, Dean Walton and Angela Vena, of Rutgers University-Newark. The TA of the course, Nikita Parmer, recommended us to speak to their undergraduate students. These  students had previously learned about our work through a recent Rutgers Magazine [...]

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Founder’s Notes: Celebrating with a few select supporters earlier this month, April!

As founder of the Gem Project, I was able to work with our hospitality division to narrow  the first small group of our most frequent  and long-term supporters, April 22, 2012. These individuals have  invested time and support  within our organization for an extended period. It was a wonderful opportunity to just listen  and learn [...]

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Our quilt program (the autism quilt’s journey)/a Gem Project pursuit

Two days ago we were preparing for one of our programs, the autism quilt, which if you examine our projects is the outlier among the list. It’s truly unique. We held a gifting ceremony with the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration to award them with our quilt. It’s a major youth issue and now adult issue, [...]

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Part 2 of 4 (Series)| A twenty-something’s journey into the land of all healthy everything

Over the next three weeks, I will take you on my own personal journey of becoming an overall healthier person, mind, body and soul. We will explore healthy relationships (romantic or otherwise), habits, and having healthy mental outlooks. I will divulge the lessons that life has taught me and how sometimes you really do just [...]

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Cooking with Besos:Healthy Eats – Pizza!!

The Gem Project made a partnership with Alnissa Craig of Cookingwithbesos.com. We hope to educate our youth and young adults on developing healthy eating habits. It starts by what you decide to place in your mouth! Alnissa shares her “healthy eats” with us, bi-monthly. By: Alnissa Craig of Cooking with Besos See: Alnissa’s hello message, [...]

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Hello! From: Alnissa Craig of Cooking with Besos, brings healthy eats!

Healthy Eats by Cooking With Besos Hello there! Welcome the first installment of , “Healthy Eats with Cooking with Besos!”  That sentence may come off a little crazy so let me give it some context. I’m Alnissa and I have a food blog called “Cooking with Besos,” I share recipes that are easy to do, but in case they [...]

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Weekly Newsletter: Week: April 16 – April 22, 2012 – Special Edition: Community is family

Week: April 16 – April 22, 2012      |  (ABOUT US) |  (PROGRAMS) (EVENTS) (VOLUNTEER)                                                      (GET INVOLVED) ( OPPORTUNITIES) (DONATE) (SHOP) Special Edition: Community is family. The Gem Project, Inc. Greetings  Friend: Yesterday was our [...]

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Part 1 of 4 (Series)| A twenty-something’s journey into the land of all healthy everything

Over the next four weeks, I will take you on my own personal journey of becoming an overall healthier person, mind, body and soul. We will explore healthy relationships (romantic or otherwise), habits, and having healthy mental outlooks. I will divulge the lessons that life has taught me and how sometimes you really do just [...]

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(Program Review) Debate @ Site #2 – Should computers replace teachers ? Students Debate.

The Gem Project hosts a debate competition with youth at Site #2. Team Brainiac Wolves Vs. Team Smart Acts – “Should computers replace teachers ?” – See what they said! The winning OPENING statements were—- Age range: 8-10 Our group of students were divided into two teams.  They did not have a choice of deciding [...]

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33 days : A day in the life of a law student

By: Brittany S. Hale 33 Days. There are thirty-three days left until I graduate from Boston University School of Law. Thirty-three days left until the late nights, mountains of books, and papers are finished. Thirty-three days until I bid goodbye to all of the hard work I’ve done for the past three years and look [...]

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