Township of Washington, N.J. (July 6, 2016) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to New City Kids, a non-profit organization located in Jersey City, NJ. Its current mission is to provide long-term support to young people through personal, creative, and academic realms. New City Kids offers after-school programs and activities with a purpose-driven, structured, and supportive environment.
Specifically, the grant will benefit the Teen Life Internship program that provides 90 high school students with job coaching, life-skills, SAT preparation classes, teen tutoring and New City Kids’ College Tour. Teens of the program receive a life-changing semester of training and support, with the hopes to continue their education after high school.
“We are proud to support New City Kids and their dedication to give support young adults in our community,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “Offering after school academic support and community outreach is important in a teens’ life. New City Kids has given many opportunities to those who may have never had the chance,” he continued.
“We’re so grateful for the support of Oritani Bank,” said Josh Dornbos, Executive Director of New City Kids. “This is their second year providing opportunities for at-risk teens in Jersey City. It is community partners like Oritani Bank that make what we do possible everyday.”
About New City Kids:
New City Kids provides development and performing arts opportunities to low-income, at-risk youth in Jersey City. New City Kids fulfills this mission by offering a variety of programs: After School Centers, which serve 280 1st-8th grade children, the Teen Life Internship, which employs 134 high school students as music teachers and tutors, and exciting summer programs which serve these same youth. For the past 7 years, 100% of its high school seniors employed by New City Kids have graduated high school and entered college.
About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $6.8 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.
About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 105-year-old community bank with 26 branches and more than $3.5 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, oritanibank.com.