Jacque Rubel
Jacque has more than 50 years of professional work experience, as a program developer, director of government and non-profit arts, education agencies and arts consultant.
Her enduring statewide and collaborative successes include the development of: Original concept for New Brunswick as a State Cultural Center; 1978 County acquisition of the Cornelius Low House as Middlesex County's first Museum; State and 21 county Teen Arts Festival programs, celebrating 40 years of innovative programming in 2009.  The NJ Summer Arts Institute (SAI) founded in 1981 as the State's first and only residential arts school for selected students 13–19 years of age, providing arts learning with arts/arts related job exploration.   HISTORY  2008 – Founder Aging In Place PARTNERSHIP, Inc. (AIPP) a non profit organization. 2005 –Founder Director of Arts Resources Training Service, Inc. (A.R.T.S.) a non profit organization created to meet the needs of families and youth at risk. NJ State Department of Education, Consultant/Acting Director NJ School of the Arts, NJ State Council on the Arts, Assistant Executive Director, responsible for developing and implementing a plan for a State/County Partnership. Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, First Executive Director. Developed Griggstown Creative and Performing Arts Center (CAPA) PUBLISHED/PRODUCED Art Is All Hours, publisher, NJ State Department of Education; People, Places and Things, publisher, NJ State Department of Education; NJ Through the Eyes of Teen Agers, (a three-part series), produced by NJ Network; Meeting of the Minds, produced at Piscataway Cable Television for NJ Cable Television Network. AWARDS Recognition of  the intergenerational programs and collaboration between South Brunswick Board of Education and Aging in Place PARTNERSHIP 2010; Recognition for 30 years of service, Friends of Teen Arts; 1992 Evergreen Award from Autumn Stages; Governor's Award for Arts Advocacy for New Jersey, Governor Byrne. Governor's Award for Arts Education, Alliance For Arts Education /NJ; Distinguished Service Award, Arts Foundation of New Jersey;  1989 Woman of Achievement Award NJ Federation of Business and Professional Women Service Award, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission.      Jacque is the founder of the Aging in Place Partnership.  The AIPP was created with the goal to provide information and resources enabling families 50 + to make informed decisions when exploring options for retirement, need or want to downsize, no longer can or want to maintain a current home, are alone and need assistance, or require additional services and resources that are not currently available where they live. Aging in Place is not new but rather a growing response to what has been identified on a national level as the preferred choice for persons approaching crossroads in their life's journey.
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