Annual Celebration of Literacy Honors Successful Men & Women

The Celebration of Literacy recognizes men and women who achieved significant academic success or made important strides towards economic self-sufficiency during the previous academic year.


Project Self-Sufficiency's annual Celebration of Literacy takes place during June. Hundreds of men and women have been singled out for recognition as a result of their successful completion of agency coursework, or for obtaining GED's, Associates Degrees, College Degrees or Master's Degrees. Each year, many participants are also lauded for achieving significant milestones along the path to self-sufficiency and family stability.

Scholarships are given annually in recognition of past agency supporters:

  • Ruth Ann Duffy Williams Scholarship;
  • Connie Koeppel Award;
  • Dot Dedrick Award;
  • Richard Illingworth Scholarship;
  • Jessica Heaney Brown Award.

Over the years, keynote speakers at the Celebration of Literacy have included New Jersey Department of Children & Families Commissioner Allison Blake; Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Dennis Mudrick, George Graham, and Susan Zellman; Sussex County Superintendent of Schools Rosalie Lamonte; Sussex County Community College President Dr. Paul Mazur; representatives from Newton Town Council; and other officials and dignitaries.

New Jersey's First Lady, Mary Pat Christie, congratulated recent honorees and commended their ability to overcome overwhelming obstacles.

To find out how to take the first steps towards enhancing your education, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.

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