Sweeney Receives ‘Community Action Award’ From Statewide Advocacy Group

TRENTON – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney was honored today by the New Jersey Community Action Association for his work to help grassroots organizations have the tools they need to make a difference in their communities.

“For nearly 40 years, New Jersey’s community action agencies have been at the center of ensuring all New Jerseyans have the tools to build themselves a better future,” said Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem). “NJCAA’s community leaders ensure low-income residents of all ages and backgrounds have the skills to become self-sufficient, and move their lives forward to not only seek opportunity, but to seize it wherever possible. I look forward to continuing to work with the state’s community action agencies as we move forward with helping New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens move their lives forward.”

NJCAA presented the Senate President with its “Community Action Award” at a ceremony at the Trenton War Memorial.

Since 1971, New Jersey’s Community Action Agencies have offered programs to match the needs the state’s low-income communities. Community Action has taken the lead in community coordination, emergency services, education, food and nutrition, family development, and employment and training.