Meet The Gem Project Fellow Awardee: $1,000.00 to Asada Rashidi from Bard High School Early College Graduate, in partnership with NCOS!

Newark, NJ – On August 10, 2018, The Gem Project, Inc.  announced their inaugural Gem Project Fellows award recipient of $1,000.00, which was to be given this year to any graduating high school student or current college student who exemplified what it means to lead a life of service, while maintaining scholarly excellence. On the […]

The Gem Project is an ArtStart 2018 Grant Recipient

The Gem Project is a proud 2018-2019 ArtStart grant recipient provided by The Newark Arts Council, a 37 year-old not-for-profit organization that strives to provide resources and opportunities for arts and cultural organizations, throughout the City of Newark. The Gem Project will continue to pilot our service-learning initiatives that take on a social-justice approach, with […]

Our Gem Project Fellows Earned: 40 Hours of Dedicated Training Across 7 weeks

For the past 6 weeks Diamond A., age 17, and Leilani D., age 22,  our Gem Project fellows, fulfilled 24+ hours of dedicated training, which does not include the 16 hours of career readiness and “next steps” session they earned during week 7 where they gained opportunities to: Resume + Cover letter: Coaching and Revisions […]

The Gem Project at West Side Salvation Army Summer Camp 2018

For this summer, The Gem Project held a summer program at the West Side Salvation Army Day Camp, leading 72 hours of our fellowship program to West Side Salvation’s 270 hours of dedicated programming for youth across 6 weeks. The camp welcomed youth between age 6-13 as early as 8 in the morning and dismissed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1 Amazing Volunteer Opportunity + Briana: “Gem, You Can Edit My Dream”

Unedited letter from Briana, 10, attends Roberto Clemente Charter School- “My dream for The Gem Project is to continue to attend the TGP and to be the next leader of TGP. And to help children that are shy, i would help them by letting them participate a little more than the children that are not […]

[Holiday Inspiration] Madison is a leader and her mom is one, too! by The Gem Project

On behalf of The Gem Project, we wish you and your family a joyful holiday season. We had plenty of wonderful news to share this year. We had great moments with our youth and young adults, shaping them into effective leaders, while improving their communities. Holiday Inspiration: It amazed us to find after participating in workshop of […]

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Bullying Prevention, Site #1, Weequahic Branch Library review- Newark, NJ

Overview: Bullying is more relevant now than it has ever been. With technology advancing, new issues are rising and  becoming more problematic. Cyber-bullying is increasing because of the infinite resources the internet provides. Social networking sites give a wide platform and anonymity  for those who bully.  The attackers are able to fuel their agenda beyond the school […]

Lead. Be Brazen–

  • “The world belongs to the energetic.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lead. Be Resilent–

  • “When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.” – Betty Bender

Lead. Be Strong–

  • “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank