.From Jersey with Love was founded in the Fall of 2017 in response to the disparity Post Hurricane Maria. During the year of 2017, there was an uptick in gun violence, police brutality, natural disasters, and various form of hatred.
Curtis Moreland and Quadai Palmer made the donations in response to the disparities and signed it, “From Jersey with Love.” The name stuck. From Jersey with Love (FJWL) has since placed focus on their local community of the Greater Asbury Park (GAP) Area.
Curtis and Quadai have lived in the GAP area their whole lives. They grew up watching their families support their community through work, church, and social engagement. Being members of dedicated families, they were always aware of their needs in their community. After years working in the community in entertainment and education respectively, Curtis and Quadai decided to be the change they wanted to see.
FJWL’s first Initiative was to bring much needed programming back to the West Side community. FJWL’s 1st partnership was with the West Side Community Center, where they are currently co-owners in a 4-property complex consisting of: an administration building; a gymnasium and soon to be future home of The Asbury Performing Arts and Cultural Center; and 2 additional vacant lots used for outdoor programming. Their 2nd partnership which sent FJWL on its way to begin program development was a partnership with Monmouth County Workforce Development. This partnership afforded FJWL to hire volunteer staff. Working with local community members providing on-the-job training, building soft skills, and developing them for the workforce.
Since the inception, FJWL has developed four (4) operational programs, built partnerships with over thirty (30) community agencies and businesses. Currently, FJWL operates on a 100% volunteer staff.