News - 2009
CEC Alumni Association Holds Annual BBQ
West Caldwell, NJ, Jul 19 - The Community Education Centers' Alumni Association held its annual Alumni BBQ at Merrill Park in Iselin, New Jersey on Saturday July 18th. The day's events started at 10 a.m. and will included activities for children, food, and entertainment.
"Last year's Alumni BBQ saw hundreds of CEC ex-offenders who are now living law-abiding lives return and celebrate their freedom and sobriety. I cannot express what a good feeling it is to see these men and women taking full advantage of their second chances. Our alumni have shed the name 'ex-offender' and are now fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and are giving back to their communities," said Arthur Townes, Director of the CEC Alumni Association.
The CEC Alumni Association assists offenders in their transition from treatment back into the community through the provision of supportive services as they face the obstacles and difficulties associated with remaining pro-social members of their families and community. The Alumni Association is comprised of former offenders who have successfully completed a CEC program.
The Alumni Association remains very active in the community through local service projects at churches and also speaking engagements with at risk youths. Later in the month, the Wyoming branch of the Alumni Association will hold its annual barbeque in Casper, Wyoming.