Please Support the 2016 Annual Appeal

The Phoenix Center has been a member of the educational community for the past 26 years and would appreciate your support of our Annual Appeal. Your tax-deductible donation helps fund our recreation, leisure and community based instruction programs, helping to prepare our students for life beyond the classroom.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Beth Green, Development and Communications Officer at (973) 542-0743 ext. 403.

Click here to download mail in donation form OR Donate online here.

The Burbank Family is Ready for Some Football

We are delighted to share the photo of our Phoenix Center family who won the Giants/Big Blue raffle on November 15th.  They are headed to Pittsburgh for the big game!
A special thanks to all who supported this fundraising activity and a “big thank you” to the Big Blue organization for their generous prize donation. We appreciate the response. Congratulations and enjoy the game!

Focus on Phoenix Newsletter

Click here to download the latest issue, Fall 2016, of “Focus on Phoenix”. 

Parent Stress Savers

iPad Stress Saver GraphicUsing the iPad

The iPad is extremely popular with children. It is fun and engaging with the added bonus of being portable and easily accessible. For children with special needs, it can open up many opportunities. It can be a great educational and

Save the Date — April 28th, Annual Casino Night

Please mark your calendar for our annual Casino Night event, scheduled for 7:00 pm Friday, April 28th at The Phoenix Center. This event brings together our parents, donors, community leaders, sponsors, district professionals, and advocates and we’ll have a great deal of fun helping to raise money for our students!  More details coming soon!

For more information, email

Meet Our New Executive Director: Julie Mower

Julie Mower will take over the executive director position recently vacated by Dr. Geraldine Gibbia who officially retired after 25 years of exceptional leadership at the end of June. Julie has been a part of The Phoenix Center since 1994. She began as an Art teacher and then in 2009 assumed administrative responsibilities as Principal and Director of Education. She holds an MA in Educational Leadership, as well as NJ State K-12, Supervisor and Principal certifications.