New $125,000 Grant for United for Prevention in Passaic County Empowers William Paterson University’s Drug-Free Community Efforts

United for Prevention in Passaic County (UPinPC) staff

A new Drug Free Communities grant for $125,000 obtained by United for Prevention in Passaic County (UPinPC), housed at William Paterson University, will help the agency continue its drug prevention work in the City of Passaic.

“In addition to supporting drug-free community efforts in the City of Passaic, the grant will provide both paid and volunteer civic engagement opportunities for William Paterson students,” says William Kernan, public health professor and research director for UPinPC. Kernan and Vanesa Apaza ‘13, program coordinator, worked on securing the grant.

The new funding supports the coalition’s work to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug abuse among the youth of the City of Passaic. The webpage on the city’s website offers full details about the coalition’s activities and programs.