This Week: NPS to Recognize Importance of Afterschool Programs

Date: 10/19/2016
Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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Newark Public Schools (NPS) will recognize the importance of afterschool programming this week by hosting a legislative bus tour with elected officials, community leaders and philanthropists from across the city, part of a national celebration called “Lights On!” highlighting the positive impact afterschool programming has on Newark’s young people. Over 7,300 students participate in after school activities within Newark Public Schools.

Media planning to attend should RSVP to Dreena Whitfield at

Legislative Bus Tour


  • Newark Public Schools Students
  • Dale Anglin (Victoria Foundation)
  • Jillian Luchner (Afterschool Alliance)
  • Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson (Newark Public Schools Advisory Board Chair)


  • Tour of three NPS afterschool programs for legislators and supporters to see the positive impact afterschool programming has on students


Luis Munoz Marin 663 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
University High School 55 Clinton Place
Newark, NJ 07108
South Ward Community Development Center 84 Clinton Place
Newark, NJ 07108