Millhill Child & Family Development Receives Three-Year Grant from Princeton Area Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls for Female Trenton PEERS

Millhill Child & Family Development Receives Three-Year Grant from Princeton Area Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls for Female Trenton PEERS

TRENTON, NJ (January 23, 2017) – Millhill Child & Family Development recently received a three year grant from the Princeton Area Community Foundation Fund for Women & Girls to support the Female Trenton PEERS Empowerment and Education Program. The program empowers teenage girls in Trenton to fulfill their potential by providing them with support to achieve academic success and develop their leadership skills.

“We are excited to partner with the Fund for Women & Girls to prepare and nurture confident girls who are ready to join the next generation of professional women,” explains Jigna Rao, Associate Director of Youth Services.

Millhill Child & Family Development Female PEERS Empowerment and Education program is a peer education and weekly support group for teens. It provides intensive mentoring and leadership development including educational coaching, college tours and access to counseling service.  The girls in PEERS receive 24/7 support from their female staff mentor. The teens also work in small groups to develop presentations on subjects ranging from bullying to violence prevention and then present their programs to more than 2,000 Trenton youth.

 “Our Fund works to improve the lives of economically vulnerable women and girls in the region through community investment, education and collaboration,’’ said Carolyn Sanderson, Fund Chair. “We are thrilled to announce that this year was our single largest grantmaking year since our founding in 1998, and we want to congratulate all of our grantee-partners.”

The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls supports the economic security of women and girls in central New Jersey. The Fund for Women and Girls is a passionate group of donors dedicated to supporting girls and the women who raise them throughout the greater Mercer County region.

The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. It helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and awards grants to nonprofits. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with more than $120 million in assets and made grants of over $75 million, including $16 million in 2015.

Millhill Child & Family Development Corporation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in Greater Trenton through educational, counseling and family support services spanning from an early age to adult.  Founded in 1971, Millhill serves nearly 5,000 families in the community with the help of dedicated staff, volunteers and financial contributors.  We empower lives using an approach that is both individualized and collaborative taking into account the dynamics of the whole family.  Services are offered at 101 Oakland Street and 802 Prospect Street in Trenton, NJ.  For more information about our programs, please visit millhillcenter.org or call (609) 989-7333.