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: