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Trenton Stars Awards 2020 – Submit Your Nominations

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Trenton Business COVID-19 Relief Webinar

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Black History Month Celebration

This year for Black History Month the Smith Family Foundation of New Jersey presents: I, Too Sing America

(Langston Hughes)

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All proceeds are tax deductible and will benefit programming that promotes higher education as the normal next step.

For more information call 609-888-6300

The Smith Family Foundation NJ is pleased to present our 2nd annual #thisismytrenton Stars Awards! There is so much negative news about our Great City everyday and these same news outlets rarely share stories about the wonderful people who have been “born and bread” right here on the streets of Trenton, in the hall of TCHS or the under the guidance of coaches, teachers, and ministers dedicated to their success. On October 12, 2019, we will take the time to celebrate these “Home Grown” Stars who are looking to shine their light to inspire the next generation of Trentonians to see Higher Education as a Normal Next Step! Along with our Corporate sponsors (Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Prince & Pearl Catering and many more) we will be celebrating some of Trenton’s Brightest Stars. Our LifeTime Achievement Awardee is Donald W. Davis! Awarded for outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to the Trenton Community, we honor long time Trenton-Resident and Leader, Donald W. Davis. In recognition and with appreciation of his valuable contributions to education, outreach, and family development. Tickets are available for purchase on our website. Donations are tax deductible. All Proceeds will go to programming that supports Higher Education as the Normal Next Step and College Scholarships for Trenton Youth.

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Kwanzaa 365

This year we will host The Inaugural Kinara Lighting on December 26



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Day of Adornment

Girls Out Loud! hosted our 2nd Annual Day of Adornment on September 5, 2018. Day of Adornment celebrates the sisterhood of women who donate and dedicate their time and talent with school age girls. Girls Out Loud and its partners, provided school supplies, free nail care services, free hair styles and hair care services, and information that helped 50 young girls explore the careers of entrepreneurs and Cosmetologist.

Our sponsoring salons this year were

Timeless Hair Gallery
The Salon by InStyle
In His Image Hair Studio
Manely Luxe Signature Salon
Innovate Salon Academy
Stylist Jessica Jay
Pamper Me Pretty: Kids Spa Themed Parties

This year’s Day of Adornment was sponsored by The Smith Family Foundation NJ and Merrill Lynch.