Thursday, September 29, 2022

Driver's License Education Offered


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Project Self-Sufficiency announces that the agency’s popular Bridges to Employing Youth program for young adults ages 16 – 24 has now added driver education classes to its curriculum.  Enrolled students can receive the behind-the-wheel coursework, obtain a learner’s permit, and prepare for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Knowledge Test while accessing the other supportive services offered by the agency.  The Bridges to Employing Youth initiative assists pregnant and parenting young adults with a range of comprehensive supportive services while they work towards parenting and employment goals.  Program participants are poised to move on to higher education, unsubsidized employment, occupational training, apprenticeships, or military service.  The Bridges to Employment program operates Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the agency’s Newton campus.  In addition to driver education, coursework includes employability skills training, parenting classes, job search assistance, and case management. 


“The Bridges to Employing Youth program offers a unique combination of educational, employment and case management services which can transform the future of our students and their families,” explains Deborah Berry-Toon, Project Self-Sufficiency’s Executive Director.  “The addition of driver education classes will allow students to work towards their driver’s license and access employment opportunities that are beyond the reach of the limited public transportation available in Sussex County.”


Eligibility for the Bridges to Employing Youth program is based on age, pregnancy or parenting status, and employment needs.  Academic services are provided to those who have already achieved a high school diploma but require basic skills remediation.  Those who do not need educational services focus on employability and parenting skills.


The Bridges to Employing Youth Program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development.  Those who are interested in learning more about the Bridges to Employing Youth initiative at Project Self-Sufficiency are encouraged to register online at or call 973-940-3500.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Discuss the Legal Rights of Landlords and Tenants


landlord tenant law

Project Self-Sufficiency will offer a free, virtual Landlord/Tenant seminar on Thursday, October 13th, 6:00 p.m.  Participants will discuss the rights and duties of landlords and tenants, including eviction, security deposits, leases, mortgages, and saving homes from foreclosure.  Open to the public; advance registration required.  To register and receive the log-in details, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.  Project Self-Sufficiency’s legal education seminars are a program of the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Career Fair Coming in October


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Local businesses and organizations are gearing up to recruit new staff members at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Career Fair on Thursday, October 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Representatives from local employers and educational institutions will be on hand to promote job openings and scholastic opportunities.  Additional job searching resources, such as mock interviews, will be offered to attendees by Project Self-Sufficiency Career Center staff.  The Career Fair is free and open to the public; all attendees must wear masks. 


“We encourage anyone who is interested in advancing their career to attend this unique event,” commented Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon.  “Job seekers can get immediate feedback on their resume and interview skills in addition to learning about employment opportunities and options for furthering their education.”


Employers and educational institutions who will be promoting opportunities include Abilities of Northwest Jersey; Atlantic Health System; Capitol Care, Inc.; The Chelsea at Sparta; Employment Horizons; FedEx Ground; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 102; New Jersey Army National Guard; New Jersey Department of Labor; New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services; New Jersey Superior Courts – Morris/Sussex Vicinage; Project Self-Sufficiency; RoNetco Shop Rite; The Rose House; Sevita Health; Skylands Medical Group; Sussex County Community College; United Methodist Communities Homeworks; ThorLabs; United States Air Force Recruiting Office; Visiting Angels; Zufall Health; and others.


For more information about the free Career Fair, or to find out more about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or visit