The Cadwalader Heights Civic Association donated $3,000 from its September 2019 historic neighborhood and garden tour to two Trenton nonprofit youth organizations: the Trenton Circus Squad and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s robotics program, who each received $1,500.

“It is an honor for our neighborhood to support these talented young Trentonians and the outstanding organizations that give them the opportunity to shine,” said Kelly Ingram, Cadwalader Heights House Tour co-chair.

Performances and demonstrations by Trenton Circus Squad and Kappa Robotics youth were a highlight of the “Cadwalader Heights: 112 Years Young” house tour on September 14. The historic Trenton neighborhood was conceived and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, architect of New York City’s Central Park; the neighborhood opens a selection of its homes to the public every two years, and chooses Trenton nonprofits as beneficiaries of a portion of the tour proceeds.

The Kappa Robotics program provides Trenton youth with an opportunity to develop life skills and engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Trenton Circus Squad inspires youth to “take big leaps in life,” learning circus arts, teamwork, trust-building, and life skills.

“Our neighborhood is invested in the future of Trenton—and these kids are the ones who are making it bright,” said Erika Knudson, president of the Cadwalader Heights Civic Association.