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Our History

We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, dedicated to sponsoring free education and community services. Programs include computer literacy, English and career training. We also provide advocacy services for individual rights. We execute positive solutions that help our community grow and improve in the various areas that affect our daily lives.

Created in 2009, previously known as Angels in Action Foundation, is currently a non-profit group that is currently not funded, and made up and supported entirely by dedicated, energetic Volunteers. The original Founders consisted of Jody Wood, Carmen Salavarrieta, Norman Ortega, Maria Carrasquillo, and Alejo Alonso, all who have years of experience of dedication to Community Outreach and leadership. It was formed out of the understanding that the area where we reside lacks specific needs.

They met for six months in our homes to determine how we were going to help our community meet those needs. We decided to start a non-profit organization to do it. The main thing we needed was a central location. We reached out to the community and found a home at an unused small building owned by the PNC bank. Ivan Burgos, the current Branch Manager at that time, allowed us to use the facility for the community. Due to all the growing and loving support from everyone, We continue to grow!


  • Jody Wood

  • Carmen Salavarrieta

Current Board Members

  • Alejo Alonso
  • Jody Wood
  • Ramon Carballo

  • Erik Werfel
  • Sharon Robinson-Briggs
  • Diane Pender Moore

Our Mission

Our Mission is to work for justice and equality for oppressed, poor and victimized people. Angels for Action are deeply committed to our cause, even when it is necessary to challenge the social and political systems that create many societal problems. We are a non-profit group, dedicated to sponsoring free education and training programs that break down the barriers separating certain community groups from mainstream society. We will work tirelessly to stop the exploitation of the weak and encourage their empowerment.

Our Goals are to be a voice for the ‘voiceless’, to advocate for our cause and to transform our words into actions::

  • Through our partnership with the community we offer education literacy, training programs, and resources to assist marginalized people with medical issues, legal issues, social service issues, domestic abuse, funeral assistance, transportation assistance, and basic material goods such as shelter, clothing, and food.
  • Aid victims of crimes of hatred, prejudice, and abuse

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Raising awareness of Angels For Action through local, student, or online media outlets is one way to help Angels For Action to grow. If you have questions regarding appropriate use of our logo or actually files for media outlets, contact us at angelsaction@gmail.com

Social Services

We assist with securing food, clothing, shelter, referrals to social services and help locating resources, including health and children’s services, mental health services, job training and location, food stamps, rent and utility assistance.

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Educational Services

We offer English classes as a second language and basic Computer classes. We also offer citizenship courses for students that are in the process of obtaining citizenship, and community workshops on immigration issues as needed and requested.

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Community Events

We work with Hispanic and other immigrant communities to present social, educational and cultural events in order to unite our communities and maintain the cultural richness and diversity. On top of that, we also hold community meetings once every month.

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Immigration Services

We provide referrals to reputable agencies providing immigration services.

Angels For Action Inc

209 West 2nd Street

Plainfield, NJ 07060

(908) 333 • 5656


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