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NORWESCAP 50 Years Anniversary
Program of the Month
Pathways 2 Prosperity

In celebration of NORWESCAP's 50th anniversary, Steve Kalafer, Chairman and Byron Brisby, President of the Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Dealerships are launching a campaign at all of their dealerships called "Drive to Success."   "For any person who buys a vehicle, new or pre-owned, at one of our dealerships, we will donate $200.00 to NORWESCAP in their name.  We are committed to this initiative and have already donated $10,000.00 in good faith."

To be eligible print the coupon and present it at one of their 8 locations on Routes 202 and 31 in Flemington and make your best deal.  Choose from their incredible selection of new and pre-owned brands – Ford, Lincoln, Nissan, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, GMC, Buick, Chevy, Cadillac, Infiniti, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, BMW and Subaru. 

Steve Kalafer said "We are very proud to be associated with NORWESCAP.  Their mission of supporting and guiding individuals and families on a path to success impacts our communities in a very positive way.  On behalf of our associates and their families we are honored to launch the "Drive for Success" campaign".

Terry Newhard, CEO of NORWESCAP stated, "We are extremely excited and honored that Steve and Byron have selected NORWESCAP to be a beneficiary of their commitment to the community.  We have been associated with Flemington Car and Truck Country for over 30 years.

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Pathways 2 Prosperity (P2) is an innovative initiative working to end poverty. Through education, mentoring, skill building and networking, participants, design their own pathway to self reliance and resiliency. Which includes securing living wage employment not just a job; building savings not just paying the bills; securing reliable transportation not just a ride; and developing a long term solution to poverty not a short term temporary fix.
P2 meets weekly providing educational curriculum for both the adults and children and creates peer support with fellow Path Leaders and networks across economic lines with volunteers. This NORWESCAP program is a collaboration with Center for Prevention and Counseling and United Way of Northern NJ. The P2 journey consists of three phases; Phase I begins with a 24 week motivational life planning curriculum, through an inventory of their personal resources they develop individualized action plans with identified dates of completion that create financial independence and family stability.
Phase II begins with Path Leaders being matched with trained mentors who assist them in putting their Prosperity Plan into action. Phase III begins as Path Leaders accomplish their goals and become mentors, committee members, and/or volunteers supporting the sustained growth of P2. Compadres is Pathway to Prosperity children's program; fosters the success of Path Leaders children in school, home and the community. Volunteers play a vital role and there's more than one way to make a difference. High school students, college students, and faith-based youth groups volunteer as peer mentors within the Compadres program. Adult volunteers mentor, cook weekly meals, participate in committee work, help with marketing, appear as guest speakers, help with fundraising, and so much more. The possibilities are endless. If you are interested in participating in Pathways 2 Prosperity, volunteering or learning more about available opportunities call Dianna at

NORWESCAP Announces 50th Sponsors

We are pleased to announce that we have 25 sponsors for our 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, September 17th at Fiddlers' Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Without the generous investment of our sponsors, we simply couldn't have the gala. They turn the "friend raiser" into a fundraiser. Please help us salute and patronize their businesses.

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NORWESCAP’s mission is to improve the lives of low income individuals and families in need in Northwest New Jersey primarily by offering, referring or collaborating with others to provide programs and education which help foster self-sufficiency in the following domains:

  • Economic and Employment Building
  • Nutrition and Healthy Living
  • Child and Family Development
  • Housing

We will also provide community services in:

  • Information and Outreach
  • Volunteer Services
  • Emergency Services

NORWESCAP will strive to measure our progress through self-sufficiency scales driven by defined outcomes.

NORWESCAP will ultimately try to see that families have self-sufficiency across domains, seeking to strengthen the family as a whole by looking across all of a family’s needs.

As an organization, we will invest our funding and management time in the highest value projects or agency improvements that can best help families and individuals reach self-sufficiency and strengthen our communities.

News and Upcoming Events

On-Going Monthly Activities - 2016-12-30

Cops On The R.U.N. - 2016-08-13

NNO (National Night Out) - 2016-08-02

"She Believed She Could So She Did" - 2016-05-19

Teaching Children about Savings and Banking - 2016-05-07

Frolic in the Park - 2016-05-05

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Open Letter from Terry Newhard, Executive Director NORWESCAP

They say that every organization has a set of values, whether or not they are written down. The values guide the perspective of the organization as well as its actions. To me, values are what guide the organization when they are tested in difficult situations and show up in the agency’s culture. Recently, our board and staff reflected on our core priorities and created a new values statement based on what we believe is true.

VALUE-We will be dedicated to providing value to our clients, community and our co-workers;
ADVENTUROUS-We will be adventurous, creative and innovative in bringing new resources to impacting poverty and improving our communities;
LOYAL-We will be loyal stewards holding the organization in the highest esteem and in trust for the public and the community;
UNIFIED-We will be one unified agency representing the promise and hope of every person.
EMPATHETIC-We will be empathetic, understanding, nonjudgmental with our clients and passionate in our approaches to impacting poverty. In your interactions with NORWESCAP, we anticipate that you will experience these values in our actions and behaviors. While nothing in this world is perfect, if we consistently stray from these values, you should “call us out on it” and let me know.

Our goal is to live our mission, vision and values so we can be the leader in community service and the catalyst for our clients to experience changed lives.