News Updates

  • New Pull-Out Tutoring Program to Benefit MDOC Students

    An exciting new development has just begun involving our education center and the Mount Laurel School District. Our program has always been a supplemental educational resource that is available for the Ethel Lawrence Homes residents after school. Mount Laurel Schools recently invited the Education Center staff to come to the schools during the day to work with select students to improve their math skills. We will engage in co-teaching, pull-out tutoring, and side-by-side lesson reinforcement.

    Published on April 7th, 2017 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Meet Our New Jesuit Volunteers

    This year, the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center has two Jesuit Volunteers: Meghan Murphy and Margaret Cowles. Meghan, originally from Denver, CO, is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. She has a degree in civil engineering and is passionate about math, science and dance. This year Meghan hopes to incorporate some awesome STEM projects at Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center. She also wants to bring her love for dance to the center with fun dance classes and yoga exercises. Meghan is ecstatic to be here and has been loving every minute with the kids.

    Published on November 28th, 2016 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Peter J. O’Connor’s Lifelong Commitment to Fair Housing

    Civil rights advocate Peter J. O’Connor says his Holy Cross years inspired a lifelong crusade for social justice. “My whole commitment to the implementation of moral values came from my time at Holy Cross,” Peter O’Connor told Katharine Whittemore in the latest issue of Holy Cross Magazine. “There was such a spirit of camaraderie there.”

    Published on April 28th, 2016 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Mayor Redd To Join Camden Seniors and Disabled on “Walk for Wellness”

    Mayor Dana Redd has agreed to cheer on senior and disabled Camden residents who are taking charge of their health as part of a “Walk for Wellness” event sponsored by Fair Share Northgate II on June 14, 2013. “We are thrilled that Mayor Redd will be here to acknowledge and promote the importance of health and wellness among our senior and disabled residents,” said NGII Director of Social Services Marilyn Mock. “Health disparities among urban minority populations are a serious issue not just in Camden but across the country. Our Northgate II residents have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving their health by participating in various wellness activities.”

    Published on June 7th, 2013 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • FSHD Executive Director Peter J. O’Connor Gives Commencement Address at Berea College

    What inspires someone to begin the fight for social justice? It’s the values we learn “in the home,” longtime civil rights activist Peter J. O’Connor told the graduating class at Berea College’s 141st commencement in Kentucky on May 5. “How we are going to live our lives and treat others starts with the values we are taught by our parents.”

    Published on May 8th, 2013 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »