Welcome to Somerset Community Action Program

Somerset Community Action Program, Inc. (SCAP) was established in 1965 as one of the first few community action programs nationwide set to implement the Economic Opportunities Act. From its inception, the leadership of SCAP was motivated by progressivism with a strong commitment to community participation in the decision-making process and in shaping the programs and institutions that were set up to serve them.

We have moved to better serve our community!

Our new address is: 155 Pierce Street, Suite F, Somerset, NJ 08873

Free Financial Literacy Courses To Be Offered At Somerest CAP

The Somerset Community Action Program in partnership with the Franklin Township Community Resource & Services Department will be providing free financial literacy classes to the community. Start investing in your future by getting the knowledge and skills necessary to begin taking control of your finances.

Financial literacy is an important avenue to move out of poverty. Steady employment is a crucial aspect, but a good job is not the only factor. Many families are faced with bad credit, crushing debt, and left with difficult options to recover from their financial setbacks. SCAP’s Financial literacy courses are intended to be a positive asset-building path for your long-term financial health.

Here are the four courses we will be offering:

Budgeting to Create Savings: February 21, 2018

• Debt Reduction and Asset Building: March 14, 2018

• Building a Good Credit Rating: April 11, 2018

• Consumer Protection: May 9, 2018

Click here for complete information and to view and/or download the Financial Literacy Flyer 2018 flyer (PDF). Please call 732-846-8888 or email info@somersetcap.org to sign up for one or all our workshops

 
 
 
 

Community Action. Helping People. Changing Lives.

OUR MISSION

In collaboration with our partners, Somerset Community Action Program will increase the self-sufficiency of low-moderate income individuals and families in the Somerset County Community by empowering them through education, employment training, cultural enrichment, case management, and life skills development programs. SCAP focuses its’ efforts on assisting families reach their full potential by providing them with supportive services designed to assist them with reaching a healthy level of self-reliance. In addition to being a licensed child care center, SCAP is also Somerset County’s designated Community Action Program and is funded to provide anti-poverty activities driven by a community assessment of needs.

MAKING AN IMPACT TOGETHER

Led by Board President Ms. Kimberly Francois, an Information and Technology professional as well as a Franklin Township Councilwoman, the SCAP volunteer and professional leadership team has years of experience in the Early Childhood Education and Community and Human Service fields. SCAP’s board and staff are dedicated to producing the highest quality child outcome standards, as well as working with community partners to enrich the quality of life for low-income individuals and families in Somerset County.  

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are proud of our community partners who enable us to increase the self-sufficiency of low/moderate income individuals and families in the Somerset County community:

  • New Jersey Department of Children and Families
  • County of Somerset
  • Township of Franklin
  • Franklin Township Food Bank

BOARD MEETINGS

All SCAP Board of Directors meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM at the SCAP Day Care and Program Center: 155 Pierce Street, Suite F, Somerset, NJ 08875 All meetings are open to the public.

Please make a donation today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

 
 

Somerset Community Action Program In The News

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TAPinfo.net – “SCAP Donates Key Items to Countywide Initiative”
TAPinto Franklin Township and The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 01/22/18

Please make a donation today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

 
 

Learn About Our Child Development Services

The Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) offers low cost/ high quality childcare for children ages 6 weeks through when the child is age eligible for Kindergarten. SCAP has an infant/toddler program for children from 6 weeks to 3 years of age, and a preschool program for children 3 to 5 years of age. Our childcare program operates from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Children must have all required vaccinations for admittance into our program, as well as receive an annual physical. SCAP provides the children breakfast, lunch and snack daily at no cost to the family. SCAP has implemented the Grow New Jersey Curriculum. With this Curriculum, SCAP is provided with a foundation that provides supports to the educational processes in the center. These areas include: A.  Safe, Healthy Learning Environment B.  Curriculum and Learning Environment C.  Family and Community Engagement D.  Workforce/Professional Development E.  Administration and Management

SCAP’s efforts are to make a graduate of our program’s transition to Kindergarten a social one; not a social and academic one. If you have any questions, or would like to enroll you child in any of the services we offer, please contact us, or call us at (732) 846-8888. We accept all Community Child Care Solutions subsidies inclusive of Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) and New Jersey Cares for Kids (NJCFK.)

  • We welcome children from ages 6 weeks through 5 years old
  • Our Tuition Rates for New Enrolleees is $175.00 per week
  • Registration fee is $45.00 per program per child
  • Weekly tuition includes a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack served daily

Please make a donation today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

 
 
 

Our Professional and Caring People

OUR 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Councilwoman, Ms. Kimberly Francois, President of the Board of Directors kfrancois@somersetcap.org

Mr. Michael Harris, Board Vice President

Mr. Brian Levine, Board Treasurer

Ms. Jackie Lewis, Secretary

Mr. Kevin Bullock, Board Member Ms. Jhanice V. Domingo, Esq., Board Member Councilwoman, Ms. Keiona Miller, North Plainfield, Board Member Mr. Percy Sanders, Board Member

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Steven Nagel, Executive Director snagel@somersetcap.org

Mark Harris, Associate Director mharris@somersetcap.org

Betty Spencer, Education Manager espencer@somersetcap.org Sabah Hussein, Parent Financial Relations shussein@somersetcap.org Ellen Horn, Finance Consultant (732) 846-8888

Please make a donation today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

 
 
 

Our Media Gallery

We invite you to visit our Media Gallery to view our SCAP slideshows. Please click here to go to our Media Gallery page.

Please make a donation today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

 
 

Donate Today and Change a Child’s Life for Good!

 

Because it really does takes a village, we simply cannot achieve our mission without help.

Since we rely on donations from people like you, we ask that you make a generous donation with your debit or credit card today! 

Donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

You do not need a Paypal account to make your donation.
 

Additionally, you can donate using AmazonSmile, the website operated by Amazon, that has the exact same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The big difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

So, when you purchase through AmazonSmile, you will consistently give back when you buy items you would regularly purchase on Amazon.

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Please Contact Us with Your Questions or Issues

OUR HEADQUARTERS

Somerset Community Action Program 155 Pierce Street, Suite F Somerset, NJ 08873 Email us: info@somersetcap.org Call us: (732) 846-8888 Fax us: (732) 214-9754 EIN:22-6075617 Donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law

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Please make a donation today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

 

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