Newark Public Schools Hosts “Community Talks” on Summer Learning, Secondary Education

District will host events in all wards throughout May

[Newark, NJ – May 10, 2016] – Today, Newark Public Schools (NPS) and community stakeholders will host the first of five “Community Talks” meetings throughout the month of May for parents, family and community members to attend.

“Community Talks” is the convening of various offices within NPS to provide academic-based information sessions for parents and guardians. At each ward meeting, parents, guardians and community members will be able to learn more about the following offerings throughout the district: Summer Plus, Summer Learning, Secondary Education, Newark Enrolls, and Water Quality among other topics. The final meeting will be a citywide barbeque held at the Family Support Center.

All meetings are free and open to the public, and one will be held in each ward in order to be accessible to all community members. Refreshments will be provided, and attendees who show a student ID will be eligible to receive a free hot spot device, with 3GB of usage each month.

“Community Talks” meetings are supported by the following organizations: Newark Public Schools, the City of Newark, Newark Enrolls, Newark Thrives!, the Newark Housing Authority and My Brother’s Keeper.

For those interested in attending, please see below information about the upcoming “Community Talks”.

Community Talks Schedule
DATES May 10th May 12th May 17th May 19th May 25th June 2nd (Rain Date: June 9th)
PLACE Rafael Hernandez
345 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
Central High School
246 18th Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
Hawthorne Avenue
428 Hawthorne Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
East Side High School
238 Van Buren Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Mt. Vernon School
142 Mt. Vernon Place
Newark, NJ 07106
Family Support Center
301 West Kinney Street
Newark, NJ 07103
TIME 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Audience: Parents and Members of the Community
Light Refreshments Will Be Served

Media planning to attend should RSVP to Dreena Whitfield at 908-209-2314 or via email