News Updates

  • FSHD Welcomes Steven Axberg As New Education Center Director

    Our new Education Director, Steven Axberg, joined the team at FSHD in August 2015. Steve’s background is in special education (K-8) and middle-school prep (math concentration). Before coming to FSHD, Steve worked in the recreation department at Woods Services, a school/live-in facility for children and adults with special needs located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

    Published on September 1st, 2015 | Read more »

  • FSHD Founder Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from NJ Law Journal

    FSHD Founder and Executive Director Peter J. O”Connor has been selected as one of 25 lawyers to receive the inaugural 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey Law Journal. Peter will be honored at an award dinner on May 27, 2015

    Published on May 6th, 2015 | Read more »

  • Wellness Program Receives Praise at Leading Age Conference in Nashville

    Robyn Stone, Executive Director, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, praised FSNGII’s wellness program during a recent speech in Nashville. A special shout out goes to Zaida Martinez, our community health worker, who was singled out for praise!

    Published on October 19th, 2014 in Northgate II | Read more »

  • FSHD Education Program Helps Prevent ‘Summer Slide’ in Grades

    Most Americans know about the “summer slide” which describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. Less well known is the fact that summer break hits low-income kids the hardest: these youngsters actually lose at least two months in reading and math achievement, while their middle-class peers make slight gains. During the summer, the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center at Ethel R. Lawrence Homes runs a six-week enrichment program that seeks to ensure academic continuity during the summer months.

    Published on June 13th, 2014 | Read more »

  • Three ERLH Teens Win Top Honors at High School

    Three of our teens have been singled out by their teachers for a 2014 “People’s Choice Award” from Lenape High School. These awesome young people were praised at a ceremony on May 14, 2014 for their maturity, honesty, compassion, enthusiasm and even for helping one educator become “a better teacher, a better parent and a better person.”

    Published on May 14th, 2014 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »