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Trenton Business COVID-19 Relief Webinar

Christian News & Updates Newsletter Special Projects Summer Urban Ministry

Christ Centered In The City Prophetic Ministry Courses

More than a name it’s a strategy for the truth to be told

Prophetic Ministry 2020 Level 1 Certificate Program

Our Program

The Prophetic Ministry Training is not just for prophets. It is designed for all believers, those graced with prophetic abilities, and those called the Office of the Prophet. Acts 2:17 (KJV), declares, ?? it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.?

Hence the importance of an environment where believers can be trained, activated, and affirmed. Our biblical foundation and obligation are found in Ephesians 4:11-12, ?to build up and prepare the body of Christ for effective ministry.?The curriculum that we offer focuses on developing a healthy spiritual life, equipping the body of Christ for ministry work, building confidence for evangelism and prophetic ministry, and provide in-depth teaching and training on prophetic ministry.

What Makes Our Program Unique

In addition to preparation we also provide our students the opportunity to expand their ministry skills by reaching

the unchurch through national (completion of level one) and global outreach ( completion of levels 2 & 3) These transcultural experiences will provide our students with a kingdom preceptive of ministry.

Prophetic Ministry 2020

When a region needs a word, a prophet is deployed. The modern-day prophet must be educated and

equipped to effectively be a divine functionary for the King, as a Prophetic leader to getGod?s tasks and projects done, by His people by motivating and moving them forward in the Lord?s purposes and to express the inherent ability to compel the manifestation of his/her word on the earth?s forces and elements.

Christ Centered in The City International Ministries. It is the implementation of the Smith Family Foundation core value dedicated to the multifaceted complexities of Urban Ministry. Under the umbrella of Christ Centered In the City “Christ Centered In the City Urban Ministry and Leadership Development Center, Christ Centered In the City “City Café” and the Kahmale Project.”

Events News & Updates Newsletter Winter

Black History Month Celebration

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

(Langston Hughes)

Events News & Updates Newsletter Winter

Kwanzaa 365

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



Donations Education News & Updates Newsletter Special Projects Summer Youth

College Freshman Care Packages

The Smith Family Foundation of New Jersey believes that Higher Education is the normal next step for students after high school! 
This means that students are working during their high school career with the goal in mind to attend a two or four year college, trade school, or to become career ready upon their graduation. Along with our corporate sponsors, Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C., Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Johnson and Johnson, on August 6, 2020 we will celebrated our 4th Annual College Freshmen Care Package Give Away to show our support and dedication to young people moving on to institutions of higher 
education. The give away was a huge success. Last school year we were able to serve over 300 students, this year (2020-2021) we will provided 500 care packages to low-income, first-generation college students. The College Care Package Give Away is our way of supporting local youth and letting them know how proud we are as they pursue their educational endeavors.

Pictures above show the students receiving their care packages and some of our partners. Students served were from Trenton Public Schools, Charter Schools and Community Organizations. We are also in partnership with The College of New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund.

Events News & Updates Newsletter Summer Youth

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.

Arts News & Updates Newsletter Summer Youth

Youth Turn Performing Arts Company


The summer of 2019 marks Youth Turn’s third successful seven week performance arts camper experience. The campers enjoyed learning about the arts in a variety of ways including audio/visual best practices, play writing, poetry, choreography and the many other aspects of a stage production. The campers of 2019 have experienced horse back riding, enjoyed a rendition of Aladdin, and even had a blast at Coco Keys indoor water resort. This transformative experience encourages creative expression, critical thinking, and the cultivation of meaningful bonds. Culminating with the Youth Turn campers displaying their talents for our community.

The Youth Turn Productions FREE  seven summer camp began on August 1, 2019 , following auditions held at The Smith Family Foundation of New Jersey. With a partnership with Grace Community Church where the campers rehearsed, learned of the arts, and production equipment.

The children of Youth Turn including summer employment staff from the likes of Mill Hill and Upward Bound have worked tirelessly to present to our community “A Million Dreams are Keeping me Awake,” Featuring songs from the “Greatest Showman.” This years performance will be unforgettable and will take place on  Saturday August 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm at 205 West State St. Trenton New Jersey 08618 at the New State Museum Auditorium.[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery el_id=”gallery-979406″ medias=”74632″ gutter_size=”3″ screen_lg=”1000″ screen_md=”600″ screen_sm=”480″ single_overlay_opacity=”50″ single_padding=”2″][vc_column_text text_lead=”yes”]Summer 2018 saw 25 Youth Turn Performing Artist engage in a Seven Week intensive program within the arts focusing on music, theatre, performance and stage production. In partnership with Passage Theatre, Youth Turn’s 2nd summer production was “Motown Meets Trenton”.

The students learned about the history of Motown and its rise during the Civil Rights Era and Black Power Movement. They learned the lessons of innovation, hard work, creative thinking, problem solving through the inspiration of Berry Gordy and his role in creating music that transcended racial lines and brought people of all colors, races, and creeds together and broke all barriers. During the seven-week program, the students engaged in piano and drum lessons, music theory, and community service. Students used the Motown theme to inspire their writing, singing and acting skills.

The culmination of their hard work was the production of a 2 Day SOLD OUT presentation at Paper Mill Play House of “Motown Meets Trenton” written by Josh Campbell and the Artist of Youth Turn, under the Musical Direction of William Robinson Jr, and inspired by Rene B. Idowu, founder of Youth Turn.

Grants News & Updates Newsletter Summer

Summer Funding: Grant Awardees

“The Smith Family Foundation is God sent, they really made a difference for Howard’s Healthy Choices this summer”

—  Ms. Tynetta Howard[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text text_lead=”yes”]The Smith Family Foundation of New Jersey continues its support of non-profit community in the city of Trenton. With an emphasis on “grassroot” organizations. The Smith Family Foundation NJ awarded 5 Summer Funding grants totaling $40,000. In addition to funding, each awardee received leadership development and training in best practices in the nonprofit sector as part of our Transformative Leadership Development Program. “The Smith Family Foundation is God sent, they really made a difference for Howard’s Healthy Choices this summer,” said Ms. Tynetta Howard, Executive Director for the foundation says, “Each of our grant recipients share the collective effort to encourage urban school age children to begin to consider higher education as a real option after high school.” This year’s Summer Funding Grant Awardees are:

HelpSelf CDC, Inc.

The mission of HelpSelf CDC, Inc. of Trenton, NJ is to promote a sense of self- responsibility, self-awareness, and self-confidence in our youth and surrounding community. Our ultimate goal is to provide young people and their families with valuable resources and new avenues leading to excellence for the empowerment of their own lives and the community at large.

215 N. Montgomery St. 
Trenton, New Jersey

(609) 638-4164

Shiloh CDC

The Shiloh Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a nonprofit, founded by residents of the City of Trenton and the Shiloh Baptist Church in 2001. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of residents in Trenton and neighboring communities through family life services, cultural arts, education, and financial literacy. Shiloh CDC is committed to helping our constituents in building a pathway to their success.

(p) 609.392.0034

16 Bellevue Ave.
Fourth Floor – Suite 407 
Trenton, NJ 08618


Mission to create a service milieu that uses a healthy choice platform to redirect, heal, educate and empower children and families, demonstrated through healthy eating, positive social interaction, mastery of age appropriate life skills, and community accountability.
 Our Building (the old Briggs Library) Camp info:

P: (609) 989-1500
F: (609) 393-3500


Mission We bring children together in teams of music learners and makers, to develop their minds, imagination, and community.

39 South Broad Street, Suite 307
, Trenton, New Jersey 08611

(609) 394-8700


Mission Passage Theatre Company is committed to the creation and production of socially relevant new plays and community devised arts programming that transforms the lives of individuals and community.

16 East Hanover Street
, Trenton, NJ 08608


Education News & Updates Newsletter Resource Center Summer

Community Empowerment Classes

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The Smith Family Foundation NJ is excited to begin its second year of community empowerment workshops. With classes beginning September 2018 meeting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. The community empowerment workshop is designed to help both grassroots non-profit leadership and concerned citizens of our community to become more active in their mission as it pertains to bettering our city. We believe community empowerment refers to the process of enabling communities to increase control over their lives by working to improve concerns, increasing interests, and establishing the city’s identity from within the city limits. 

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“Today I sat down with the Smith Foundation for a workshop for my Non-Profit. Must say, I am happy I enlisted. To see others wanting to work towards a purpose as well, was great. Smith’s Workshop was Informative and Empowering. Great Job Mr. Harold and Family.”

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