On November 12, 2015, the St. Paul's Community Development Corporation of Paterson will hold an anniversary dinner to recognize 25 years of life changing work and to invest in the next phase of empowerment services being offered to assist those who need us the most. The special guest of the evening will be poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan,Founder/Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.
The evening event will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, program and silent auction and will be held at the North Jersey Country Club, 594 Hamburg Turnpike,Wayne, N.J.
St. Paul's Community Development Corporation was founded in 1990 as the outreach mission of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the City of Paterson, New Jersey. Today they are a separate, secular, not-for-profit organization guided by a diverse and voluntary board of directors that bridges racial, economic, geographic, and religious boundaries. Their mission is to alleviate the conditions of hunger, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy in the City of Paterson. They do this by providing emergency services to all in need and by designing long-term approaches to achieving social and economic improvement at the grassroots level.
Maria's Official Site is at MariaGillan.com. Her latest publication is the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets.