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Arm In Arm Welcomes New Board Member, Michael Ehret

Arm In Arm Welcomes New Board Member, Michael EhretAs the Head of Global Talent Management for Johnson & Johnson, Michael is responsible for the attraction and development of global and diverse talent. Michael oversees succession management, talent development, talent acquisition, workforce analytics, talent mobility, performance management and assessment. Most recently, Michael was Head of Su...
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Lucy’s Story

Arm In Arm met Lucy, a school bus driver, and her daughter Jackie, a college student, this past fall. Despite being furloughed when the pandemic hit, Lucy was managing to keep up with her bills. However, when a medical issue required her to go on disability, her stability was threatened. Like so many families, Lucy had trouble navigating the system: her benefits were uncertain; her job was not ful...
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Jennifer’s Story

Last April, Jennifer's life was in chaos and she wasn't sure where to turn. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, her husband, who was the main caretaker for their two young children, became ill and then sadly passed away. Through stably employed as a home health aide, Jennifer had to take time off both to care for her husband in his final days, and then, afterward as she attempted to find sufficien...
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Yes We Can! News Updates

Below is a message from our friends Alison, Pat, and Kim from Yes We Can! Isn’t the photo beautiful? … A young child giving a donation to a Yes We CAN! volunteer last Saturday ……  The photo illustrates the grass roots efforts of our three groups, Yes We CAN!, Arm in Arm and the WWCFM, coming together to help our neighbors in Princeton and Trenton.  Thank you, Pat …Fall has arrived … the warm days ...
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Arm in Arm Welcomes New Staff Members to the Team!

Alana Moonsammy: Alana has just started with Arm In Arm as the new Hunger Prevention & Development and Communications Coordinator at our Hudson Street Pantry. She is a recent graduate of Rutgers University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Public Health. Alana has previously worked in healthcare and is excited to use her past experience and education in her new role at Arm In Ar...
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Arm in Arm Introduces the Class of 2021-2022 NextGen Council!

Led by Arm In Arm Board member, Adrian Colarusso, and with the assistance of 3 former NextGen members, Alicia Morrison, Jeff Richardson and Warren Wilson, Arm In Arm is excited to introduce you to the Class of 2021-2022 NextGen Leadership Council. We are so thrilled that they are sharing their time and talents to help further Arm In Arm's mission. Nikita Chaubal: Nikita graduated from Tufts ...
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Janine’s Story

Janine is the proud owner of the small business she created, her bustling hair salon. Her hair salon did so well pre-pandemic that she consistently and faithfully made mortgage payments for 21 years on her home. Then, as COVID-19 began to impact our community, Janine's clients were affected, which in turn meant Janine was heavily impacted. Her salon became shuttered for the foreseeable future...
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Creating Stability in Times of Crisis

AIA and HIP Launch Innovative Collaboration to Prevent Evictions and Stop Homelessness as COVID-19 Rages On It’s August, and for some, the beginning of a new month brings hope and the chance to start over. But rent is due the first of the month, and the looming threat of a big bill, coupled with job losses and hour restrictions due to the pandemic, can be devastating for many low-income families...
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The Meaning of Home

Alfrieda's Story Just two weeks after Alfrieda and her family moved into their new home, schools shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a contract worker serving Trenton Public School students with disabilities, Alfrieda was not guaranteed a paycheck. The money quickly dried up. With no savings, bills to pay, and 6 mouths to feed, she was in dire straits. To make matters even worse, s...
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Beginning Action Steps Toward a Better Arm In Arm and a More Just Society

Beginning Action Steps Toward a Better Arm In Arm and a More Just Society The senseless death of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans before him has again painfully illustrated the urgent need for a more just society in which all Americans stand against the systemic discrimination of Black Americans and all marginalized peoples.  Arm In Arm stands with all who have suffered racial ...
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