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Newark’s Future: The Coalition of Effective Newark Public Schools’ Community Cookout

On June 15, 2013, The Gem Project attended The Coalition of Effective Newark Public Schools’ community cookout event. It was a joyous occasion that united the Newark community to discuss the current state of the city’s public school education. It was held at the backyard of the Newark Teachers’ Union building;  located at 1019 Broad [...]

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The Gem Project Joins the Youth Ambassador Team, Apply Today!

Central Ward Newark Councilman,  Darrin S. Sharif, recently launched the Youth Ambassador program this summer. It’s a FREE weekly summer program that provides personal development and enrichment for Newark area high school students  from July 2- August 27, 2013.  We are currently accepting applications all week from students here, along with their recommendations from teacher’s [...]

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We bring our Define Real Beauty Campaign to Newark Prep, a BLENDED school!

On June 11, 2013, The Gem Project visited Newark Prep  Academy Charter School, located in Newark, NJ.  Newark Prep Academy fuses traditional learning with online learning.  Students are taught through the K-12 online learning curriculum and complete most of their learning online, during what is known as their Flex period. During this time, students receive [...]

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