College & Programming

NPS Career Fair

On Thursday, March 30th, nearly 350 students from 10th to 12th grade attended the 2017 NPS and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Career & Youth Empowerment Summit at NJIT’s Campus Center. The event exposed students to a variety of careers and professional networks, allowing students to participate in breakout sessions encompassing a wide-range of careers in the fields of the fine arts, STEM, law enforcement, culinary arts, finance, cosmetology, and entertainment, as well as several workshops focused on preparing for the job application process.

The Career & Youth Empowerment Summit was attended by a variety of local community leaders, including Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Superintendent Christopher D. Cerf, and Dr. Jacqueline L. Cusack, Executive Director of NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs, each of whom spoke to students throughout the program. Students were also able to speak with representatives from the United States Armed Forces, Newark’s One-Stop Career Center, and NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs during the event.

2017 Career Fair Planning Committee members:

  • NPS Office of Student Supports: Kelly Williams
  • NPS Secondary School Counselors: Yolanda Bogan, Rui Martins, Hubert McQueen, Debra Naporano, Yari Pares, Shelley Pettiford, Ivelyese Pillot
  • NJIT: Monique Hutchinson, Angela Moncrieff

NPS College Fair

Over 600 students across all 16 Newark Public Schools (NPS) high schools participated in the District-Wide College Fair earlier today at the Golden Dome Athletic Center at Rutgers University-Newark on April 6, 2017. The event, which was co-hosted by NPS Office of Student Support Services and Rutgers Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC), introduced students to college admissions counselors to help them navigate through the college application process and understand the expectations required to be prepared for college and career success.

Representatives from nearly 60 U.S. colleges and universities participated in the event, including but not limited to Rutgers University, Kean University, The College of New Jersey, NJIT, The Pennsylvania State University, Clark Atlanta University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and The United States Naval Academy. The United States Armed Forces, Wells Fargo, and a variety of New Jersey community colleges and vocational programs also attended the event.

Throughout the day, students from 9th to 12th grade met with representatives from each institution that they were interested in and were able to ask questions and learn about the expectations of each particular program. “In order for our students to be prepared for college and career success, it’s vital that students are constantly exposed to the important information surrounding college and career opportunities and have the opportunity to network with adults who are invested in their future,” said Dr. Kelly Williams, Special Assistant of College and Career Access at NPS. “It’s exciting to see our students leaving these sessions feeling empowered, knowing they can dream big and pave their own pathway forward to success.”

2017 NPS College Fair Committee Members:

  • Kelly Williams, Sharonda Johnson, Monic Lockett, Maria Orrei, Betty Zachariah, Yolanda Myles, Cherron Roberts, Jose Mercado

FAFSA Kick-off 2017

NPS’ Office of Student Support Services and NJIT’s Trio presented FAFSA Fall Kick Off 2017 on September 30, 2017 at the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. NPS students and families were attended the free event which included Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshops, assistance with completing FAFSA, and retrieval of FAFSA ID. There were over 100 attendees! This is the first of many NPS college access events to take place this school year. Continue to stay tuned!