Ocean Academy has a knack for the arts!

by: Kelly Fliller Ocean Academy is a small therapeutic school that offers educational services to students that need a more structured, nurturing environment to reach their academic and social [...]


Art and Economic Development: Toms River Community Mural Makes the List!

Remember our 2015 Engage Toms River Community Mural Project? There’s no way you can forgot! The gorgeous, larger-than-life mural was designed by Elizabeth Paseler, winner of the $10,000 [...]


Summer Fun in Ocean and Monmouth Counties!

by: Kelly Fliller Summer is officially here and even though it goes by in the blink of an eye, we are going to try and soak up every minute. There is so much to do at the Jersey Shore. Here are [...]


Let’s talk about the biggest teen arts celebration in New Jersey!

by: Kelly Fliller Ocean County College students graduated last week, yet there is a buzzzzz around campus this week. You will see students walking quickly through the halls of the Jay and Linda [...]


The arts are as vital as math

Check out this incredible article below by one of our arts partners, Bob Morrison, director of Arts Ed NJ. “We teach our children the arts to create well-rounded citizens who may apply [...]


Come celebrate with us at Salute to Ocean County on April 19, 2018!

by: Kelly Fliller If you are looking for a fun evening full of arts and exciting performances from talented Ocean County arts students, then you definitely want to attend the 2018 Salute to Ocean [...]


MindAligned at South Toms River Elementary

by: Jeremy Grunin On March 20, I had the pleasure of being able to experience a Professional Development Day at South Toms River Elementary.  Having three kids currently in the Toms River School [...]


Heather’s Week in Review – Non-Profits of the Central Jersey Shore

Hi, everyone!  Heather here from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation.  Resilient, creative, encouraging, cooperative, committed, courageous, determined, grateful, imaginative, and responsive are [...]


The Arts Enrich Our Everyday Life

Art is all around us. It doesn’t have to come in the form of visiting a museum or an exotic location, although if you have the opportunity, embrace it! There are many ways the arts enrich our [...]


United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant from Grunin Foundation

On November 2, 2017, the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties along with our Foundation, officially announced a $1 Million Challenge grant. Read the exciting news, as written by Kaarina [...]