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ABOUT

Since we were established, EYES INC has partnered with many different agencies, corporations, school districts, FCBOs, and the like, among the states in which we have a presence.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to fortify the health, education, social welfare, and safety of disadvantaged and undeserved populations throughout New Jersey, which includes homeless veterans and their families; survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence; youths, teens, young adults, and persons identifying as LGBTQIA.

Through licensed, qualified professionals including a Nurse Practitioner, licensed clinical counselors, career counselors, case managers; as well as recovery specialists, we offer client-centered, supportive intervention and prevention services to address the multi-level needs of our clients—substance abuse and recovery, vocational training and career placement, low-income housing, on-site health triage, as well as individual and group counseling.

WHAT WE DO

EYES, INC is also focused on research-based and technical assistance projects that will ultimately increase the knowledgebase of stakeholders across the country as it relates to enhancing the capacity of disadvantaged communities. We contend research is vital to providing local and national lawmakers, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and the like, with substantial information and data, which can be used to facilitate the necessary discussions needed to implement action plans designed to better opportunities for disenfranchised youths, families, individuals, and communities, by increasing the viability of community-based services and accessibility to the same.

Our continued interest is to provide technical assistance to community-based organizations, service providers, educators, law enforcement, and general stakeholders is aligned with our overall mission to support our communities by supporting organizations and professionals who work tirelessly each day in the proverbial trenches to ensure those they reach are provided the necessary services and opportunities they need to be successful in life.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our children, families and communities are the reasons for our existence; as such, they are our priority. Their success is paramount to each member of our organization. We are the proverbial village, assisting our children, families, veterans, as well as other community members as needed. Like the sands of an hourglass, the extent to which we exhaust our services and resources to protect and support our charges is cyclical. When the last grain of sand has been exhausted, we do not raise the white flag; we simply flip our vessel and restart the process.

Truth, patience, compassion, and understanding are our trade tools. We use these tools to build the foundation on which we construct strong, resilient, trusting individual, and community relationships with all of our children, their families, and other community members; as we strive continuously to bridge gaps to academic, social, health, personal, and organizational success!

OUR PARTNERS

Since we were established, EYES INC has partnered with many different agencies, corporations, school districts, FCBOs, and the like, among the states in which we have a presence.

Below is a partial list of the many organizations with which we have worked and/or partnered:

  • Indigenous Nations Child and Family Services
  • Orangeburg School District #5
  • SC Department of Social Services
  • SC Department of Health
  • South Carolina State University
  • Claflin University
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun-Technical College
  • SC Department of Juvenile Justice
  • SC Department of Probation
  • SC Employment Security Comm.
  • SC Regional Housing Authority #3
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church
  • C.F. Evans and Company
  • Medgar Evers College
  • Isaiah House of New Jersey
  • New Jersey AJC's
  • Catholic Charities of New Jersey
  • Essex County Schools of Technology

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Croix-Ronald Coppáge, ABD, MBA, CIS

Dr. Coppáge has over 25 years of professional experience providing both direct and indirect consulting services to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of marketing development, sales planning, information systems; project management; training and development; investigative analysis, business development, business analytics, organizational/infrastructure development, human resources development, along with business planning, and research.

A premiere funding developer/grant writer, Dr. Coppáge has facilitated various seminars and workshops throughout the country in leadership development, non-profit management, digital research, assessment and evaluation; funding development, as well as a host of other business training forums geared towards improving the viability of small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Since 2001, Croix has acquired nearly $60M in federal, state, city, and private funding for small businesses (profit and nonprofit organizations)-nationwide. This is an average acquisition of $3M per year. Of this $60M, he was responsible for the management of over $10M. He has been an instrumental, and a driving force in the design, implementation and management of several Federal and State funded community-based programs and initiatives.

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In 2011, Dr. Coppáge began developing the first comprehensive, online data collection and reporting system dedicated to supporting other nonprofit organizations with these challenges. In October 2013, the RADICS Network launched, and is now available to nonprofit organizations across the country.

In 2017, Dr. Coppáge designed the Veterans Achieving Sustainability through Training (VAST), first assisting only homeless female veterans and their children, living in Essex County, New Jersey, to secure training and long-term employment. This program was funded by the U.S. DOL/VET; and over the next the next three years, expanded the programs to include all veterans. In 2021, the program continues to serve homeless veterans and their families, but under the new program name "MOVES" (Maximizing Opportunities for Veterans to Employment and Success). To-date, Dr. Coppáge has secured nearly $4M in Federal funds to help homeless veterans in New Jersey.

In 2005, as Executive Director of EYES Inc, Dr. Coppáge was responsible for establishing the first long-term safe haven for battered women and their children (SafeSpaces), in the largest county of South Carolina-Orangeburg. He augmented this success with establishing the first emergency shelter for runaways (YES!) in the same year, in the same county.

Since 1993, Croix successfully has founded four businesses and implemented nearly 20 new community-based programs, including the highly acclaimed research projects-PAW and MUMP-which evaluated the impact of physical fitness on youth academic development;as well as the longitudinal impact of trained mentors on the overall success of youth, respectively.


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CERTIFICATIONS

  • Human Research Curriculum: Social and Behavioral Investigators
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Sales and Marketing
  • Business Planning/Development
  • Certified Information Systems-Analytics and Database Development and Administration (1993)
  • Certified Microsoft Professional Trainer (1988)
  • Series 7 (1992)
  • Certified ASL Interpreter Level 1 (1993)
  • Project Managment Certified (2002)
  • IRB: Principle Research Investigator (2010, 2012)



TEAM

The EYES INC professional team is comprised of learnt sages and specialists in various areas and expertise in the social sciences and business-from caring and compassionate case managers to dedicated managers and licensed professional counselors.

PROGRAMS

MOVES

Maximizing Opportunities for Veterans to Employment and Success - Assists homeless veterans with securing vocational training and career placements.

BRAVE

Banding Residents...Achieving Vaccine Empowerment! - A one-year program to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among urban communities in New Jersey.

RESET

ReEntry Support to Enhance Transition (RESET) - Assist returning citizens to Essex County navigate barriers to housing, vocational training and job security.

NEWS...EVENTS...ALERTS!

JAZZ BRUNCH

Cigars, Whiskey & Wine

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021

NOON - 4PM

23 Madison Road, Fairfield, nj 07004

Come join us for a day of fun and good times, as we stop to celebrate and honor national heros-our Veterans!

TICKETS/Donations

  • $75.00/Person
  • $125.00/Couples
  • $250.00/VIP

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MOVES Press Release

September, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY – September 1, 2021. After successfully developing and implementing an HVRP (Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program) for the past four years for another agency, Dr. Croix-Ronald Coppáge has been successful once again in securing HVRP funding; but this time it is for EYES INC of NJ, the nonprofit agency he established, and where he is the Chief Executive Officer.


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MOVES Press Release PopCorn Fundraiser

September, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY – September 1, 2021. For four days only (September 8 – 12, 2021), EYES INC OF NJ in partnership with Double Good, one of the premiere purveyors of the most delicious and incredible popcorn in the country, is hosting an online fundraiser for homeless veterans—“POPP’N IT LIKE IT’S HOT!”


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CONTACT

CONTACT INFO

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1.833.9 EYESNJ (1.833.939.3765)