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

Adebunmi Gbadebo; Creative Development & Marketing Intern - The Gem Project, Inc.

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 Street Newark, NJ. Several teachers, parents, students, politicians, community organizers  and organizations attended.

Speakers included: Junius Williams esq., executive director of Abbott Leadership Institute; Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson, chair of the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board;  Senator Ronald L. Rice and Councilman Ras Baraka.

 

 

Special thanks to Kaleena  Berryman of The Abbott Leadership Institute, for the invitation!

 

See some photos below:

Junius Williams, Esq.

 

 

 

Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson

Senator Ronald L. Rice

Councilman Ras Baraka

2013 Candidate, Lynda Lloyd "Daughter of Newark" for Councilwoman-At-Large (Newark)

2013 Candidate Lynda Lloyd "Daughter of Newark" for Councilwoman-at-Large (Newark)

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