Beyond BookSmart

Although students in Beyond BookSmart’s program work with the material they’re learning in school, they work with coaches, not tutors. That’s because Beyond BookSmart is not a tutoring service: instead, they offer executive functioning coaching.

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Lori Sacalis
Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFed) includes a family of programming, agencies and supporting organizations that benefit the whole community – and, as Jen Arey was quick to point out, you don’t have to be Jewish to take advantage of them.

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Lori Sacalis
Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe

When parents of children with special needs talk with increasing levels of anxiety about “falling off the cliff,” Brandi Fishman knows exactly what they mean. In most states, when an adult with special needs turns 21, they lose access to most of the programs and services that have supported them through their lives, which can include everything from academic support to social skills coaching and vocational resources. In today’s society there are not nearly as many resources available to adults with developmental disabilities as there are for children.

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Lori Sacalis
Student Working Professionals: Bright Horizons

Founded in 2009, Student Working Professionals (SWP) is a non-profit organization that provides all youth real-world internships in the fields of accounting, business consultation, marketing and sales – to name a few. The program offers practical experience and cultural growth, giving young adults a view of the world hands on. But unlike many of today’s internship programs, SWP is so much more.

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Lori Sacalis