The FoCAS Mission        

The FoCAS 501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt is a newly formed corporation exclusively for charitable support of the Community Awareness Series (CAS) of JCPL and to support it artist-in-resident the Spirit of Life Ensemble (SoLE). Specially, the nonprofit was created to support a this diversified cultural arts programs and that gives service to the community at-large. CAS has provided thousands of quality cultural arts events and outstanding cultural arts programs and services of comprehension dimension. CAS has worked and networked with numerous community and cultural organization, government agencies, educational institutions, artists, and writers. as a result CAS has been the recipient of many awards and proclamations on the city, county and state level for its varied contributions. CAS has played an instrument and vital role in library services and community interaction.  FoCAS believes that the CAS program deserves the support of the public. So with that in mind, we have formed to take on the job of lobbyist and fund raisers for the CAS and to provide service-in-kind whenever it is relevant and/or needed.  
              The FoCAS's main objective is to help ensure the continued development of CAS present and future by all means available to us. We look to preserve the programs rich historical roots and encourage continued and new community participation, programs & projects.  
     Friends of Community Awareness Series 
Democracy, Tolerance  & Unity
​Friends of the Community Awareness Series (FoCAS)
P.O. Box 3806 - Jersey City, NJ 07303
Ph: 551-998-7116  -  Email:
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