News Updates

  • 2019 Job Readiness Workshop Draws Nice Crowd

    Back by popular demand, on March 21st, 2019, the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center hosted our Second Job Readiness Workshop in the Ethel Lawrence Executive Conference Room. The purpose of the workshop was to educate a new crop of attending students on the skills necessary to obtain gainful employment, from the initial job search to the acceptance of an offer. During the workshop, we covered three main areas: resume preparation, interview etiquette, and professional behavior while on the job.This year, we were fortunate to have a corporate recruiter on site to provide tips and tricks to creating stellar resumes.

    Published on March 21st, 2019 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Learning From Nation’s ‘Thought Leaders’ in After-School Care

    Michael Morris, Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Director, reflects on national conference which is inspiring him to develop new programs to benefit our kids. He especially enjoyed the talk by Harlem Children’s Zone founder Geoffrey Canada: “It was incredibly inspiring to hear how that, when Harlem Children’s Zone was starting out, the premier afterschool program in the country faced many of the same struggles that we face.”

    Published on March 4th, 2019 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Meet Our New Education Center Jesuit Volunteers

    This year, we welcome two new Jesuit Volunteers: Rebekah DuDevoir and Peter O’Brien. Each year, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps provides two full-time youth coordinators to work at the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center. Jesuit Volunteers commit to one year of post-college service where the need is greatest and to live in apostolic community with other Jesuit Volunteers.

    Published on November 1st, 2018 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »

  • Home Is Where the Heart Is

    At the local, state and national levels, Holy Cross alumni are fighting to create affordable housing for all. Read more about Peter J. O’Connor’s lifelong mission to help the poor with quality affordable housing in New Jersey.

    Published on October 23rd, 2018 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Longtime Affordable Housing Advocate Peter J. O’Connor Wins NJ “Hall of Fame” Award

    Peter J. O’Connor, part of the legal team that spearheaded the landmark Mount Laurel affordable housing case and a longtime advocate of fair housing rights, was named the first recipient of the Housing and Economic Development Hall of Fame Award Monday night. The award was presented on the eve of the Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development, which takes place October 2-3 in at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City.

    Published on October 1st, 2018 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »