Children's Home Society of New Jersey
635 S. Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08611
ContactMs. Donna C Pressma
To support the Trenton Education Dance Institute in Trenton schools, and for the SWAT and Celebration after-school student dance companies.
Founded in 1894, the Children's Home Society of New Jersey (CHSofNJ) is a child welfare and social service agency that strives to give children and families the skills and knowledge they need to help themselves long after our services have ended. CHSofNJ requests support for the Trenton Education Dance Institute (TEDI), a school-based dance program that has inspired Trenton youth to excellence for more than a quarter century. TEDI was born of a partnership of Trenton Public Schools and area businesses to bring the successful National Dance Institute pedagogy to Trenton youth. With the support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, TEDI became affiliated with CHSofNJ in 2011, and a legal subsidiary in 2013. TEDI is now an integral part of the CHSofNJ array of programs and services, benefitting from the larger organization's capacity and influencing the agency's understanding and appreciation of how the arts enrich all lives. Through these organizational changes, the TEDI has remained constant: to teach students the art and life lessons of dance, and to reinforce skills needed to succeed in the classroom and grow into dynamic, productive individuals.