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Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Men & Women of Character, Org. emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2014, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.


Men and Women of Character, Organization, a 501 c 3, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the metropolitan Trenton, NJ area, started as a "Saturday club" created by Donyale Thompson & her family in their home.  After several years of hosting the club from home, Donyale was invited to take on the role of youth advisor to a local nonprofit that was part of a national organization.  


Having had many successes as an advisor to the organization under the governance of the organization's local, state, and national bodies, Donyale, and her co-advisor, Sarah L. Warner saw the benefits of revamping the Saturday club and offering our programs and services to the Metropolitan Trenton Community.  Donyale and Sarah with the assistance of Chaneta R. Leonard decided it was time to branch out and start our own organization.


After considering names and working through our vision, Men and Women of Character Org. was formed and today our goal is to become a successful community service organization comprised of adult citizens of Trenton, New Jersey, who have a common goal of working with youth and seniors to form a better community, increase the peace and encourage community and personal growth.


We have created a model that will encourage our youth and seniors to get to know each other through collective works and activities.


Men & Women of Character exists to empower youth to become responsible, productive citizens in their communities through education, workshops, and community service. We also aim to strengthen the bond between our families and community through community partnerships and collaborations.


To improve our communities through youth empowerment, community service, and collaborations.   


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Improve our communities through service

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Bridge the gap between senior citizens and youth

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Collaborate with other groups and organizations

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Youth Empowerment

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