Highlights from 2012
Opened The Family Den (Jan)
Ready, Set, Cook! Carnival educational activities for prevention of childhood obesity (Feb)
Tax & Workers’ Rights Seminar with Legal Service of New Jersey and New Labor (March)
Ready, Set, Cook! Spring Break Camp (April)
Participated in HP Earth Day (April)
Sam’s Showstoppers Fundraiser (June)
Six weeks of summer camp (June-August)
Began as a field placement site for Rutgers School of Social Work students (Sept)
“Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies” in The Family Den (Sept-Dec)
Collaborative project through Rutgers University and Johnson & Johnson

Highlights from 2011
Hired new executive director (Oct)
Hosted Help-Portrait (Dec)

Highlights from 2009, Jan-June
Served as fiscal agent for the start-up of Buddy Ball in Highland Park (Feb.)
Continued grant-funded presentations of Whale Nation (March)
Hosted a Hip-Hop show presented by students attending The Cave After-School Drop-In Center (March)
Co-sponsored Earth Day Extravaganza with Sustainable Highland Park (April)
Partnered with Rutgers Aresty Undergraduate Research Center to design green community centers (April)

Highlights from 2008
Presented the play Whale Nation in three nursing homes, through a grant from Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission (Mar.)
Provided federal funds to needy families through a collaboration with the Somerset Community Action Partnership (April-July)
Produced Fair Trade Focus Days about Pakistan and Guatemala
Held nine weeks of Camp Cool and VolunTeens (June-Aug.)
Piloted two-week Teen Leadership Day Camp (July)
Held 5th Anniversary Gala honoring Ralph Voorhees for his lifetime of community service (Nov.)

Highlights from 2007
Held Engineering Night at the Cave (Feb)
Presented Whale Nation as a grant-funded play (Mar.)
Served as fiscal agent for Project Zambia school construction in the village of Shiyala (April)
Brought the Ten Thousand Villages fair trade store to Highland Park, and closed our volunteer-run fair trade store (July)
Introduced WIMNI composting kits (July)
Launched website (Oct.)
Reopened The Cave following construction of Irayna Court (Dec.)

Highlights from 2006
Held six grant-funded Global Heart concerts
Operated four summer day camps: Camp PowerGirls, Boys’ Cave Camp, Camp Creative, and Teen Voices Choral Workshop (June-Aug.)
Offered film-making course at The Cave (Oct. – Nov.)

Highlights from 2005
Opened volunteer-run fair trade store (March)
Installed computer lab at The Cave (March)
Started Language Bank project (May)
Continued Camp PowerGirls and Boys’ Cave Camp (June-Aug.)
Hosted internships for Rutgers School of Social Work at The Cave (Sept.)

Highlights from 2004
Opened The Cave After-School Drop-In Center (Feb)
Operated Camp PowerGirls (July) and Boys’ Cave Camp (August)
Hosted Rutgers Work-study positions at The Cave (Sept.)
Seasonal fair trade project continued (July-Nov.)

Highlights from 2003
Incorporated (April)
Weekly outdoor sales of fair trade goods (July-Nov.)
Received 501 (c) (3) status as a tax-exempt charity (December)