Coalition for a Safe Community

Atlantic County

    MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY COMMITTEE

    Faith Based Committee

    Rev. Robert Fulton Hargrove,II Th.d, chair
    Elder Delores Jones, BSW and Gloria Hamlett, BSW, assistants

    Major Accomplishments 2014

    jim mclain shrunkAtlantic Country Prosecutor Jim McClain at Law Enforcement ExpoThe Comprehensive Plan approved by the Board state that the objectives of theDevelopment Committee are to:

    • Develop and utilize partnerships and resources to implement the activities of the organization.
    • Research and apply for funding and volunteer resources to implement the activities of the organization (Research nationally the best practices and success models for services to at-risk youth).
    • Funding from CRDA, and other community partners for Learn to Earn Computer Classes.
    • Increased percentage rate of membership.
    • Numerous Community Partners have again generously helped to fund or provide in-kind support for our community events.

    Major Goals for 2015

    • Create a Development and Resource fundraising prospect list with help from the current trustees and members and their contacts.
    • Identifying donors to the CSC sponsored events and encourage all donations in the future be paid directly to the CSC for distribution.
    • Seek 2 private or public grants for specific work/services.
    • CSC will continue to be a convener and community resource that brings other community groups together.

    Programs Comittee

    Dewane Parker, chair

    bailey dudleySara Bailey and David Dudley listen to students in CSC workshopsMajor Accomplishments 2014:

    • Joined with the City Pleasantville for "Stop the Violence Cookouts", the first of which was held in June, 2014.
    • Community activities have substantially increased communications between law enforcement and residents.

    Major Goals for 2015:

    • To host 4 quarterly symposiums every year.
    • Hold a Community Resource Fair to help identify and promote community resources available through law enforcement and local agencies.
    • Increase positive communication among neighbors to negate turf/ neighborhood battles.
    • Promote responsible fatherhood initiatives to help men build stronger and more productive relationships with their children.
    • Educate students in anti- bullying strategies with an increased focus on current bullying issues, such as sexting and cyberbullying.

    National Night Out Atlantic City/ Pleasantvilleed dixonEd Dixon, Director of NJ Homeland Security, Mayor Don Guardian, and Kaleem Shabazz paricipate in a Public Safety Expo

    Ernestine Smith, chair
    Officer Robert Berg, AC Police, coordinator
    Ron Lewis, Pleasantville Housing Authority, Coordinator

    An annual program hosted by the Coaltion and Atlantic City and Pleasantville Police Departments to provide law enforcement with opportunities to positively interact with residents to educate and promote crime prevention.

    Major Accomplishments 2014:

    • In Atlantic City, relocated to Pop Lloyd Stadium and attracted 500 residents with a focus on youth activities.
    • In Pleasantville, attracted more than 600 residents by featuring a Christian Rap Group and several interactive youth activities.

    Major Goals for 2015:

    • Promote Project 365 abd intervention strategies in Atlantic City and Pleasantville to increase participation and produce positive results.
    • Collaborate with Richard Stockton College of NJ to provide year- round student programs in each school district.

      nightout bounce houseResidents enjoy fun, family activities during National Night Out

    • Engage community members in fun, open activities with law enforcement such as lunch or coffee with a cop, and homework with a cop.
    • Increase funding and support of events through partnerships with city officials including Mayor Don Gaurdian and Mayor Jesse Tweedle.

    MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY COMMITTEE

    Development Committee

    Vernon Lawrence, chair

    Major Accomplishments 2014rapperRapper DJ Fah'D, Councilwoman Judy Ward & Perry Mays speak to youth at Pleasantville High School

    The Comprehensive Plan approved by the Board state that the objectives of theDevelopment Committee are to:
    • Develop and utilize partnerships and resources to implement the activities of the organization.
    • Research and apply for funding and volunteer resources to implement the activities of the organization (Research nationally the best practices and success models for services to at-risk youth).
    • Funding from CRDA, and other community partners for Learn to Earn Computer Classes.
    • Increased percentage rate of membership.
    • Numerous Community Partners have again generously helped to fund or provide in-kind support for our community events.

    Major Goals for 2015students computer ballesStudents learn computer skills through a Coalition partnership with Sherriff Balles and a grant from CRDA

    •Create a Development and Resource fundraising prospect list with help from the current trustees and members and their contacts.
    •Identifying donors to the CSC sponsored events and encourage all donations in the future be paid directly to the CSC for distribution.
    •Seek 2 private or public grants for specific work/services.
    •CSC will continue to be a convener and community resource that brings other community groups together.


    Youth Comittee

    Councilwomen Judy Ward, Chair

    pville night outPleasantville residents attend National Night OutMajor Accomplishments 2014

    In the year 2014 the biggest accomplishment on the youth committee was:

    • Bi-monthly mentoring sessions with the Greyhound students in the city of Pleasantville.
    • Assisting high school students with summer employment opportunities through One Stop Career Center.

    Major Goals for 2015

    • Organize monthly mentoring sessions in the middle school
    • Increase involvment with students throughout Atlantic City

    Major Accomplishments 2014:toys for kidsRepresentatives from Toys for Kids help out at National Night Out

    We exceeded our goals in expanding our partnerships including:
    • Held the largest public safety expo in the state in partnership with several law enforcement and community partners.
    • Hosted the largest violence seminar in the state and in conjunction with the Prosecutor's Office.
    • Increased community involvement with rallies, meetings, and "grass-roots activities".

    Major Goals for 2015:

    • Continue community-police "communication sessions.
    • Expand upon successful expungement seminar.
    • Develop increased support for "community walks".

    External Communications Committee

    Kaleem Shabazz, Chair

    What our leaders are saying...

    “Perry Mays and the Coalition for a Safe Community, thank you for including us in your initiatives. Through your “gift of gab” and the confidence in your smile, you have recruited and sustained a talented team that we are proud and honored to have worked with and walked beside through various programs and activities. You have spotlight-ed our youth and made our residents feel safer. Thank you for your care and concern for our residents.”

    - Lillian Green-Sanderlin, President, Stanley S. Holmes Village Residents’ Council, Inc.

    "People of like-minds have united in the coalition to address pressing community concerns in Atlantic County. We salute, support, and stand with them in all of their efforts of good."

    -Imam Amin Muhammad, Masjid Muhammad, Atlantic City

    "The social and community challenges facing Atlantic City needs to be addressed by a multi-pronged effort like the Coalition has been engaged in. We need their efforts to continue in 2015 and as they move forward, I pledge my co-operation and involvement."

    -Reverend Collins A. Days, Sr., Second Baptist Church

    "The community walks are an important tool to help improve our neighborhoods. We need more people to join in, and I encourage the involvement of our churches and congregations. Let's walk together."

    -Deacon Milton Nixon, Grace Family Church

    “Dr. King said, "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Our walks through the streets of Atlantic City are about community coming together in love. We have allowed "The Dream" to dissipate from our young people's mindset and that must stop now! Our churches, synagogues, and mosques must be focused on uniting our neigh-borhoods for the good of community if we are to become the people we can be.”

    -Pastor Dave Delaney, Central United Methodist Church

    pleasantvile FF NNOPleasantville Fire Fighters spend time working the grill for National Night Out. christian rappers NNOChristian rappers Brandon Stephens and Joseph Chase entertain a crowd at National Night Out. youth enjoy games NNOYouth enjoy games during National Night Out community cook-out.
    youth stanley homework pro1Youth of the Stanley Holmes Homework program sponsored by Stockton College residents enjoy NNO activitiesResidents enjoy community activities during National Night Out. ac chief of police and youthAtlantic City Chief of Police Henry White, ACPD and the Youth of the Stanley Holmes Homework program, sponsored by Richard Stockton College, pose for a photo.
      bob anderson threeBob Anderson and Katurah Marshall, Sontay Spence of (S.H.E.) Strong Heroic Empowerment talk to the students at Pleasantville High School.  
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    P.O. Box 643
    Pleasantville, NJ 08232