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Making Change Possible

Grace in Action is a community initiative that was founded in 2016. With the support of members and volunteers from Union and Essex counties, GIA has made a significant impact over the years. Our work is driven by a deep sense of compassion and commitment, which enables us to undertake a wide range of projects that benefit the community.

Our goal is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, and we invite you to join us in this endeavor. By supporting our efforts, you can help us to create positive change in our community and beyond. Whether you choose to volunteer your time, make a donation, or spread the word about our work, your contribution can make a significant impact.

At Grace in Action, we believe that change is possible when individuals come together with a shared purpose. We are committed to working towards a better future for all, and we invite you to be a part of that journey.

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We are proud to share that Grace in Action has been achieving remarkable progress through our initiatives. Our recent projects have made a significant impact, and we are committed to continuing this work. We invite you to learn more about what we do, the people we help, and our approach to creating a lasting impact.

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Kids in Action (KIA) is one of our flagship initiatives at Grace in Action. As an organization committed to making a real difference in the lives of people in our community, we recognize the importance of starting with our youngest members. That's why we take great pride in our KIA program.

Our KIA program provides monthly educational trips to science and cultural centers, planetariums, aquariums, museums, and other destinations. We believe that by exposing children to these enriching experiences, we can help to broaden their horizons, expand their knowledge, and inspire their curiosity.

In addition to our existing KIA program, we are excited to announce the launch of our KIA Code Club this summer. This program is designed for children ages 8 and up and will provide opportunities for them to learn about coding and computer science in a fun and engaging way.

If you would like to learn more about our KIA program or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at We would be happy to provide you with more information and discuss how you can get involved in supporting our efforts.

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As a member of the NJ Harm Reduction Coalition family, Grace in Action is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals who use drugs. Through our Grace On The Street Outreach program (GOTSO), we provide Naloxone (brand name Narcan), fentanyl test strips (to test drugs for traces of fentanyl) and training to those living on the streets as well as non-homeless individuals in our community. Our goal is continue to helping prevent drug overdoses and save lives.

In addition to providing Naloxone and training, our GOTSO program distributes essential items such as clothes, food, hygiene kits, and more. We believe that by providing these basic necessities, we can help to alleviate some of the challenges faced by individuals living on the streets.

Our founder, Nathali Cano, has been involved in harm reduction initiatives since 2016. She has supported organizations such as the New York Harm Reduction Educators of East Harlem (NYHRE) as a holistic therapist. With her leadership, our team is committed to providing compassionate and non-judgmental support to individuals in need.

At Grace in Action, we firmly believe that every person, regardless of their choices, deserves love, respect, and support. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where all individuals feel valued and empowered.

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We are committed to supporting families in our community by providing essential items such as diapers, formula, clothes, food, and hygiene products. We believe that by addressing basic needs, we can help families to focus on other important areas of their lives.

In addition to providing essential items, we offer support with government assistance applications, mental health resources, and other related services. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support to families in need, helping them to navigate the complex social service systems and access the resources they need to thrive.

We understand that parenting can be challenging, and we are here to offer a helping hand. Whether families need assistance with basic needs, counseling services, or other support, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and non-judgmental assistance to help families achieve their goals.

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WiCyS Military Affiliate Mindfulness and Career Development Group is a unique program designed to support military affiliates in their career development journey.

Through the program, members learn how to optimize their LinkedIn and resumes to attract recruiters, build relationships with them, negotiate salaries effectively. They also have access to a supportive community where they can network with other military affiliates and learn from each other's experiences.

One of the key features of the program is its emphasis on mindfulness and self-care. Members learn techniques to manage stress, build resilience, and maintain their mental and emotional well-being. By prioritizing self-care, members can avoid burnout and perform at their best in their career pursuits.

Overall, WiCyS Military Affiliate Mindfulness and Career Development Group offers a holistic approach to career development that recognizes the importance of both practical skills and personal well-being.

Every last Wednesday of every month.

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Introducing our new community program that aims to provide technology education and awareness to different groups in the community. Our program is designed to address the different technology-related challenges that various age groups face in today's digital world.

We offer career development and cybersecurity awareness workshops to teens, empowering them to make informed choices and be vigilant against cyber threats. For the elderly, we provide tech literacy training, enabling them to stay connected and engaged in today's digital age. We also raise awareness about phishing attacks and more.

 Our program offers a holistic approach to technology education and awareness, promoting digital safety and security for everyone.

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Our Blue Team Training leverages the benefits of mindfulness practices to aid in the challenges of  accelerated learning.


High valued skills allow people to get dignified jobs and dignified employment change people's  lives. That's the goal of this program, to help people from low income communities break free from the cycle of poverty through specialized high valued skills.

Technology, especially Cybersecurity, is a field that is inclusive and in great need of new talent.


Did you know? Cybersecurity have a 0% unemployment rate since 2016.

Did you know? There will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally in 2023 — enough to fill 50 NFL stadiums — according to Cybersecurity Ventures. 

Did you know? Surging cybercrime will result in a similarly large number of unfilled positions over the next 5 years.

Cyber security skills are in great demand  and apply to a wide range of tech industries. There are many ways to get into the cyber security field for for people with the fundamental knowledge.

Since social work is our backbone, we understand the social and mental challenges individuals from low income communities deal with. This model has been created to help students with those challenges.


Grace in Action aims to become the first accelerated training facility to model a mindful approach to learning. 

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Working Toward a Brighter Future

Everyone in Grace in Action, from the founder to our kids understand what it is like to live with limited resources. We wholeheartedly believe that no child should be deprived from experiencing the world around them.

Grace in Action has made kids our number one priority. From chess, tennis, meditation and other holistic classes to monthly trips to science centers, museums, aquariums, planetariums... we aim to be a bridge for all of them to learn about science, art and culture while having fun. We are committed to expanding these services to more children in our community.

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Commitment, transparency, innovation. These three values have stood at the center of the Grace in Action mission since our founding in 2018. We wholeheartedly commit to the work we do with passion and dedication, transparently sharing it with our community and inviting others to take part. On top of this, we challenge ourselves to think creatively, applying an innovative approach to all that we do. This mission drives the continued success of Grace in Action.

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