This program provides services and enrichment opportunities to underprivileged children from the Newark area. Nominations are sought months ahead and through careful consideration, nominees were selected from a pool of over 550 applicants and across twenty two different categories. The individuals recognized not only exhibited the foresight to recognize and act upon a need in a hero’s capacity but they did it as a volunteer capacity without compensation. As a previous recipient of the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award, all of us at PIA are in total agreement with this selection! We are so excited that Tilly has been recognized for hard work and devotion to the children of Newark.