The Newark Trust for Education is dedicated to coordinating and focusing ideas, people, and resources to provide a quality public education to all children in Newark, New Jersey. As part of this mission, we are excited to announce the launch of Great Start, Great Future — our new early milestones campaign for Newark children, ages 0–3.
Our goal for the campaign is to educate parents and caregivers of children ages 0–3 about developmental milestones, connect them with resources and supports, and build and strengthen the communication infrastructure for engagement with parents and caregivers of young children in Newark.
To that end, we are excited to announce the rollout of our webpage and campaign materials. The webpage provides a list of local and national resources to inform and equip parents and caregivers with resources needed to aid their child’s development.
The Newark Trust for Education thanks Ms. Shané Harris for her leadership and service to Newark's families over the past eight years, in her role as Chairperson of the Newark Trust for Education’s Board of Directors.
We are thrilled that Mrs. Harris will continue her relationship to the Trust as Chairperson of the newly formed Governance Committee. In this capacity, she will guide the Board's growth and development as we enter the next decade of service to Newark.
We are equally thrilled to announce the election of Ms. Celia M. King, Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Newark, and Mr. Robert Clark, Founding Executive Director of YouthBuild Newark, as Co-Chairpersons for the Trust’s Board of Directors. We look forward to continued growth and expanded impact under their leadership.
The Newark Trust for Education is also excited to announce the appointment of Stacey Alicea as Director of Early Learning Strategy. Stacey Alicea joined the Newark Trust for Education in October 2020 as Director, Early Learn Strategy. Stacey is a community psychologist with a deep commitment to bridging research and practice initiatives grounded in community participatory action, critical pedagogy, social network, continuous improvement, and systems design frameworks. Stacey is passionate about engaging local stakeholders as partners in the development, implementation and sustainability of initiatives targeting holistic youth and family development, resource accumulation and wellness in school-based and community settings. Her work in this space includes experiences that span youth- and community-centered early childhood and school-based initiatives to community-based health and wellness programs in New York City, the Caribbean, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa.Read more
The Newark Trust for Education would like to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about moving forward with school during this challenging and uncertain time, because we are smarter and better together. With that in mind, we are ANNOUNCING A NEW THOUGHTEXCHANGE to document your experiences and to learn about the experiences of others with remote learning. This ThoughtExchange is open to ALL students, parents, and teachers (inside and outside of Newark), so please share with your networks.
The survey closes Monday, September 21, 2020, at Midnight.Read more