New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs

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New Jersey State Federation of Women's Club
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Founded 1894
Headquarters New Brunswick, New Jersey
Website www.njsfwc.org

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (NJSFWC) was founded in 1894 and is currently located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. [1] NJSFWC is the largest volunteer women's service organization in the state of New Jersey [2] and a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. [2] There are approximately 8,000 members in 200 clubs located throughout New Jersey. [1] They provide opportunities for women with education, leadership training, and community service through participation in local clubs. In 1918, the NJSFWC founded the New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass Residential College), and offers scholarships to Douglass students.

New Brunswick, New Jersey City in Middlesex County, New Jersey, U.S.

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