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Alzheimer’s Disease Dec 2016

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Our upcoming ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and DEMENTIA CARE SEMINAR is vastly approaching on December 16, 2016.

Come be apart of a course that serves to improve your knowledge on a neurological disorder .

You may contact our office at 973-676-6300 or visit our registration page at… to register. …
Call or stop by for more information!

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Feed the Homeless 2016

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

FDuring this time of the year, Dorson Community Foundation willing provides meals to the Homeless.

If you or anyone you know wants to contribute to the cause, either by donating food or by helping to serve the community, please contact our office at 973-676-6300.

We Hope Your Thanksgiving Will Be Filled with Peace, Love and Great Joy!


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Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Dorson Community Foundation will be having its annualTOYS4TOTS Giveaway. We need all the donations we can get. Last day for donations will be on Friday, December 16, 2016

Phone: 973-676-6300
Address: 280 South Harrison Street, East Orange New Jersey 07018…
Call or stop by to donate!


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2016-2017 SAT SESSIONS

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments



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Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments


 On Saturday, April 9, Dorson Community Foundation of East Orange held its fifth annual “Spring Splendor” – a fundraising fashion show and dinner dance celebrating our youth through community and fashion. The elegantly formal function held at The Atrium in West Orange featured a fierce fashion show by local designers Tyrone Chablis and Josey Wynette and a vibrant keynote address by Otis L. Story, Sr., the new President and CEO of East Orange General Hospital, who urged the community to inspire and invest in East Orange’s youth. Dorson Community Foundation also used the night to honor the community efforts of the Montego Bay High School Alumni Association of New York, as well as Bibi Taylor, the First Lady of East Orange and the Director of the Department of Finance and County Treasurer for Union County.




 The event was attended by many dignitaries of the community, including John Sowell, representing the Mayor of Irvington, Dr. A. Zachary Yamba, the past President of Essex County College, as well as Matt Goldberg, a member of the Board of Directors for the Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation with an endowment of over $1 billion. It is at the event that Mr. Goldberg announced Lumina’s new partnership with Dorson Community Foundation and Lumina’s pledge of $36,000 to sponsor six Dorson students to attend summer programs this year at Cornell University.cornell students and matt goldberg

Since 1992, it has been the mission of Dorson Community Foundation to provide inner-city youth, in Essex and surrounding counties, with enrichment programs designed to create an outlet and a meaningful alternative lifestyle to one involving drugs and gangs. At its 280 South Harrison Street office, the organization hosts a plethora of programs. It’s SAT prep classes for high school students runs every Monday and Wednesday year-round, and their business and computer classes for kids run every Saturday morning from 10-12pm in their free computer lab, which is open daily.

 Additionally, Dorson Community Foundation offers mentorship opportunities for students through their new Career Development Program, which is a Saturday morning workshop series partnering black professionals with high school students. The organization also runs an annual STEM Symposium called the National African-American Youth Initiative Program, which is sponsored by the National Medical Association. Annually, the organization runs a popular Toys for Tots and Winter Coat Drive, providing over 300 toys and 50 winter coats to low-income families during the holiday season, as well as a Feed the Homeless Initiative every Thanksgiving, distributing over 200 dinners to the needy at Newark Penn Station.

Due to the lack of state funding, it is through community fundraisers, like last weekend’s fashion show, that Dorson Community Foundation is able to continue to run its programs. Dorson Community Foundation looks forward to the continued support from the community and hopes to expand upon its programs in the future.


For more information about any of the programs or upcoming fundraisers at Dorson Community Foundation, please contact founder Sonia Scott at 973-951-1371.

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