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Camp Venture And St. Thomas Aquinas College Reach Sale/Leaseback Agreement Of Venture Center

March 25, 2021 – Camp Venture sold its campus at 230 Rte. 340 in Sparkill to St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) last week. As part of the sale agreement, Camp Venture will continue its operations on site, for up to seven years, under a lease with STAC. Read more…

Daly Steers STAC Through COVID; College Responds To Calls For Racial Justice Awareness & Education

March 21, 2021 – For Ken Daly, day one helming St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) began at the height of a worldwide pandemic health crisis and in the aftermath of a brutal policing incident that sent the nation into paroxysms over a renewed and urgent call for racial justice. Read more…

RCC Culinary Arts Center to Offer 8-Week Series of Free Cooking and Nutrition Classes for Food Insecure Individuals and Families

March 11, 2021 – Rockland Community College (RCC) is hosting an 8-week series of free cooking and nutrition classes for food insecure individuals or families. Up to two members from a family may attend. The classes will take place at RCC’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center located at 70 Main Street in Nyack. Participants will learn how to purchase and prepare delicious and nutritious food, and gain skills and confidence in preparing healthy food. Read more…

Jawonio Needs $3 Million To Reach Fundraising Goal For Capital Campaign

RCBJ Talks With Jawonio’s Executive Director Randi Rios-Castro About Fundraising Before and During A Pandemic, Read more…

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Recognized as a 2020 Leading Innovator for Rapid Program Development in Response to Covid-19

Montefiore Nyack Hospital has been named a 2020 Leading Innovator by Press Ganey for its rapid and innovative development of programs that addressed challenges faced by the health care industry during COVID-19.  These practices will continue to transform the safety, quality, and experience of care long after the crisis has passed.

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Jewish Social Action Group Receives Grant to Aid Immigrant Families

$2,500 award earmarked for Proyecto Faro’s food purchase & distribution program

Rockland Jews for Immigrant Justice (RJIJ) recently received a $2,500 grant to purchase and distribute food to 200 local immigrant families who have been getting emergency food assistance from Proyecto Faro, which supports those impacted by detention and deportation. Read more…

Rockland Community Foundation Joins Nationwide Celebration To Recognize the Local Impact of Community Foundations

November 9, 2020 ─ Rockland Community Foundation will join in a nationwide celebration, November 12-18, 2020, to recognize the increasingly important role these philanthropic organizations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges. Read more…

St. Thomas Aquinas College is proud to announce participation in Giving Tuesday, which will take place on Tuesday, December 1st. We have an ambitious goal and we need everyone’s help to reach it!

In alignment with the College’s initiative to provide Access, Affordability, and Admissions, all funds raised will go directly to student scholarships, paving the way for current and future students to realize their dreams through quality education and reap the benefits for a successful future.