EJS in the News
“None of us alone can save the nation or world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.” — Dr. Cornel West
These are featured stories from news outlets across the county. Click the titles to view the original stories.
Delray Beach groups work together to document coronavirus stories
Delray Beach groups from different backgrounds are working together to document the challenges in hopes of preventing history from repeating itself. It may sound like a simple concept, but the work behind it proves otherwise.
Hundreds gather for peaceful protest in Delray Beach
A peaceful protest was held in Delray Beach to call for change after the death of George Floyd. The event, entitled “I Can’t Breath Again,” was planned by the EJS Project. Read the news story from WPTV.
Palm Beach County pregnant teen gets help after journaling her struggles
A pregnant high school senior is thanking a Palm Beach County organization for getting her through a difficult time. “I was having problems with school,” said Ka’Mya Hall. “I go to a charter school, and they did not provide me with a computer.”
Hall is also eight months pregnant and in need of basic child care items. So she journaled her story online through the Palm Health Foundation’s SenseMaker Story Collection Project.
#CommunityHeroes: Nonprofits Serve Up Free Hot Meals with a Side of Compassion
For the past four weeks, volunteers at the EJS Project have been serving free hot meals with a side of compassion to put a dent in the need caused by COVID-19.
The steady flow of motorists on Friday was a vivid sign of the economic hardship sown by the pandemic. Each week, the numbers increased, and on Friday they served 400 plates, organizers said.
Chat, learn, dine during On the Table
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has a question for you: Can we talk? The organization invites residents to come together on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in small-group mealtime conversations to explore meaningful ideas about how to cultivate a stronger community during On the Table.
EJS Project celebrates first year of empowering teens to become leaders
Drumline, step team dancers, a bounce house, games, dunk tank and free food will be just some of the highlights of the second annual EJS CommUNITY Block Party from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18 in Delray Beach.