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A Few Words from our CEO, Wendy McGuire“Respond, Rebuild, and Reimagine”

This year has been like nothing anyone has ever experienced before. And for kids in our community, challenges continue amidst this global pandemic. Virtual learning is the new normal. Our Club Kids, who are usually academically behind, have lost months of academic momentum and continue to need support and guidance to get back on track.

That’s why our Club is here, to respond to the needs of our families. We have reimagined our service model and expanded our services to provide a full day of programing to Paterson and Passaic youth.

Our caring staff and quality programs will continue to reverse learning loss due to school closures, address food insecurity, and provide social-emotional support to navigate the complex issues of this year and beyond.

We are raising the stakes on support provided to members and their families because that is what this pandemic calls for and that is what our neighbors need. Our Club continues to Respond, Rebuild, and Reimagine and we thank you for ensuring each child receives equal access to a Great Future.

Yours in Partnership,

Wendy McGuire, Chief Executive Officer

Wendy McGuire

thank you

Success Stories

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Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Club Alumni

Meet Victor - Our Super Star! NFL Super Bowl champion, Victor Cruz is a Pro Bowl Receiver for the NFL. Growing up in Paterson, NJ - just a few miles from the Giants’ home field at MetLife Stadium - football was always Victor’s first love. He was an all-state receiver…

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8 Years, Current Club Member

Meet Haleem – our Star Writer! After having joined our Paterson Club in 2018, now 8 year old Haleem has been motivated to improve upon his reading skills with the help of one-on-one time from his staff mentors, EJ and Erica. Haleem has mastered reading entire Dr. Seuss books, and…

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Ashley Lopez


9 years old, Current Club Member

Meet Emily – our Star Swimmer! Emily joined the Club in Paterson and “dove right in” to Club activities, including becoming a competitive swimmer on our Dolphins Swim Team. In 2019, Emily competed in the Black Heritage National Swim Meet in Washington DC where she ranked 1st overall in her…

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