The AACCNJ recently honored Jim Petrucci at its Corporate Awards Dinner hosted on October 17, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Princeton.
“We are pleased to honor Jim as he understands the complexity and systemic challenges of people who have been marginalized. He has consistently demonstrated a willingness to use his intellect and influence while leveraging his resources to help others realize their potential; so that they might have, not only, a better tomorrow; but will also inspire others to also pay it forward,” explains John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM, Founder, President & CEO.
The partnership between the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ), Petrucci Family Foundation (PFF), and the School Board of Irvington New Jersey began in 2017 with the launch of the I AM Leadership Program for 45 Irvington High School junior students. Over the course of seven (7) months, the selected group of students participate in a series of rigorous modules designed to expose them to leadership techniques, career opportunities, and role playing of case studies that challenge their abilities while laying the foundation for their future success post high school graduation.
“Our involvement with the Irvington School District began in 2004, and we are thrilled with the success of the I AM Leadership Program,” explains Jim Petrucci, Founder and President of Petrucci Family Foundation. “This program is preparing these young people for future leadership roles. We thank the AACCNJ for their stewardship over this program!”
About the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
The AACCNJ performs an essential role in the economic viability of New Jersey. While providing a platform for New Jersey’s African American business leaders, to speak with a collective voice, the AACCNJ advocates and promotes economic diversity fostering a climate of business growth through major initiatives centering on education and public policy. The Chamber serves as a proactive advocacy group with a 501(c) 3 tax exemption, which is shared by the National Black Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please visit: www.aaccnj.com