NJ Community Development Corporation Receives Grant in Professor William Waldman's HonorMarch 23, 2018
By: Katherine Prull '19
The New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) has recently received a grant of $5,000 from the Redlich Horwitz Foundation in honor of Professor William Waldman. He was recommended for this grant by Ceil Zalkind, the Executive Director of Advocates for Children of New Jersey. The funds will be dedicated to the William Waldman Independence House, an organization that provides a safe and inviting living space along with supportive services for young people leaving the foster care system.
"I am very deeply honored by this recognition for two reasons. The first is the recommendation that I received is from Ceil Zalkind. Both Ceil and ACNJ have been the outstanding advocate for children and families in New Jersey for as long as I can remember," says Waldman. "The second is that the gift is given to the New Jersey Community Development Corporation headed by my dear colleague, Robert Guarasci. NJCDC has become among the very most successful, effective and entrepreneurial human services organizations in the State of New Jersey. Finally, I deeply appreciate the award made by the Redlich Horowitz Foundation in honor of my service to New Jersey's children and families."
This grant is meant to improve the lives and outcomes of vulnerable young adults. As a former commissioner for three different NJ governors, former director of the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services, longtime social work professor, dedicated researcher, and tireless advocate for social justice, this honor to Waldman exemplifies his commitment to the field.