Citizen Teacher Jim Hainis

Citizen Teacher Jim Hainis teaching karateSensei Jim Hainis, founder of H.E.A.R.T. — Martial Arts — We're Fighting To Make A Difference, teamed up with New Jersey apprentices in an effort spread the idea of to giving back to others. Jim’s two-day apprenticeship dedicates one day to learning basic karate skills and techniques, while the second day focuses on organizing and carrying out community service projects supporting local organizations such as Soles 4 Souls, the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club-Newark, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, and the Jersey Animal Coalition. Check out Jim’s blog and watch the amazing and inspiring accomplishments of the First Avenue apprentices in the video below!

“The joy that it brings me to see the students truly connect with a simple concept goes without measure. I am truly grateful for the opportunity Citizen Schools has given me and the support that you so passionately give that enable this program to enrich my life and hopefully the lives of all those involved. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (pun fully intended). — Sensei Jim