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The Jubilee Center
601 Jackson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Armstead G. Johnson
The Jubilee Center exists to equip children from Hoboken’s public housing neighborhood with the tools, not only to survive, but to overcome the many barriers they face in their young lives.
Established as The Homework Club in 1996 and moving into our new building in 2003, The Jubilee Center is an after school and summer safe haven for children in Hoboken’s public housing neighborhood; a neighborhood with a history of gang activity, violent crime and drug-related arrests. The Center provides quality after school programming for over seventy students from K-6th grade from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the school year and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer. The Center also provides needed activities full time during school breaks throughout the year. As noted by former NJ State Senator Bernard Kenny, Jr., The Jubilee Center is one of the city’s most important achievements in the past decade. The Jubilee Center is a project of All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation, a non-sectarian, non-profit organization.
Why It’s Important:
Hoboken’s children are among the most economically disadvantaged in Hudson County. The school nearest to the city’s public housing neighborhood was identified by The New Jersey Department of Education as serving the highest percentage of low-income children in the state. 96% of these children rely on the free breakfast and lunch at school available to children who live beneath the poverty line. Affordable after school programming in Hoboken is scarce, making it so very important for The Jubilee Center to exist.
The Jubilee Center works to engage the Hoboken community in caring for the children of our public housing neighborhood. We receive support from more than 50 individuals who participate as members of our Board of Trustees, volunteer as tutors, help with meal preparation, and lead arts and recreational activities. Individuals also donate books, educational materials, and supplies to the Center. If you are interested in volunteering, or want to find out more about our wish list, please contact Executive Director Michelle White and you will be contacted within five business days. Thank you for your support!
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