- Apr 6, 2021
By Listening, CHEER Maps the Future of Long Branch
I wanted to learn more about CHEER’s recent asset-mapping efforts. So, I got in touch with Bruce Baker, CHEER’s Executive Director. Our...
- Mar 13, 2021
A Conversation with Karla, a Member of CHEER’s Community Outreach Team
I recently got in touch with Karla Castro. She’s a community health worker and a certified application counselor. This interview has been...
- Feb 27, 2021
One Year with CHEER
A year ago I found myself in the CHEER office for the first and, as a result of the pandemic, only time thus far. I had filled out an...
- Feb 22, 2021
A Conversation with Vanesa, CHEER’s Empowerment and Leadership Program Director
I recently caught up with Vanesa Pinto; she started working at CHEER in 2014. Our exchange, which has been edited, is below. How has the...
- Feb 21, 2021
CHEER Supports Nutrition and Healthy Eating
By Anthea Levy This fall, CHEER partnered with Holy Cross Hospital and offered the “Road to Health” fitness and nutrition class to...
- Feb 7, 2021
CHEER Epitomizes the Long Game
Vaccines. Hope. Happiness. Potential. My dear parents are getting vaccinated in Dallas in a few days and I could not be more excited....
- Feb 5, 2021
A Conversation with Mary, CHEER’s Board President
I recently got in touch with Mary Jacksteit, the President of CHEER’s board. Our conversation, which has been edited lightly, is below....
- Feb 3, 2021
A Conversation with Kathy, a CHEER Board Member
I recently reached out to Kathy Porter, a member of CHEER’s board. Our exchange, which has been edited lightly, is below. When and why...
- Jan 21, 2021
Introducing Danielle, CHEER's New Intern
Would you mind telling me a little bit about yourself? My name is Danielle. I am currently a first-generation college senior in the...
- Dec 22, 2020
Stepping Up and Answering the Call
2020 has been an extremely difficult year. COVID-19 has hit Long Branch particularly hard. Thankfully, many community members have...