John King – Center for Educational Advancement - 12/8/10

Posted on December 08, 2010

I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at a reception celebrating the Center for Educational Advancement’s (CEA) “40 Years of Business Partnerships” back in June. CEA was founded in 1970 and has worked for forty years as a not-for-profit social business enterprise that provides persons with disabilities or social disadvantages with employment opportunities and employment readiness services.

CEA’s training and job placement programs have helped over 4,000 developmentally disabled New Jerseyans since they first opened their doors, but not without the help of many prominent companies and industries in the region. This reception honored the long-standing history of collaboration that has existed between CEA and private business enterprise. With such great examples of teamwork and dedication, CEA continues to help members of our community with special needs become self-sufficient and independent citizens, whether it’s by providing job training or tools to earn and keep a steady paycheck. What a way to inspire pride!

I am proud to name their one of their trustees, John King, a New Jersey Hero today for the work he has done and continues to do to make CEA and their programs successful.  For more information on CEA, please visit their website:

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