NRG Energy, headquartered at 211 Carnegie Center, recently raised $60,000 for Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, which helps families in Mercer County. NRG matched the amount raised at its annual picnic fundraiser and will present $120,000 to the food bank.

The school of nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton has received a three-year $711,046 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to funds expansion of the minority nurse education pilot program the school developed in 2005. Since 2005, the school has recruited and prepared more than 50 minority nurse educators with online pedagogical skills, who have introduced and expanded online education programs at their local institutions.

During the next three years, the school will recruit and prepare an additional 45 minority nurse educators with these skills.

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