Welcome to summer! As we celebrate the graduates of 2020, parents and families also scramble to find summer resources and activities for children of school age. This week's newsletter features articles celebrating recent graduates, resources for summer learning,  and more.

Newark Trust for Education is also pleased to continue our partnership with Newark Arts Education Roundtable, Newark Thrives! and Schools That Can to administer the Victoria Foundation Public School Grants Program. Congratulations to recipients of the Social Emotional Learning grant for the 2020-2021 school year as part of the Victoria Collaborative.


Belmont Runyon School

Dr. William H. Horton School

Roseville Community Charter School

Science Park High School



  1. ‘Just take on the world’: Newark’s class of 2020 offers lessons in persistence and achievement

  2. New Jersey allows in-person summer school but virtual classes still an option

  3. Newark task force offers dozens of recommendations for reopening schools safely

  4. Newark's Shabazz High School Principal Delivers Senior Diplomas on Float

  5. Newark's Graduating Seniors Share How They’re Celebrating Their Accomplishments


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***NJPAC Virtual Summer Arts Camp

Connect, create, and discover unlimited possibilities! Reimagine your world through the performing arts. In this four-week, at-home virtual arts training experience, young artists will be guided by NJPAC’s accomplished faculty through specialty sessions of their choice. Options including Acting/Devised Theater, Dance, Hip Hop Arts & Culture, and Musical Theater.Students have the option to join our Rise, Shine, or both for an exciting and creative experience. Camp runs July 6th-31st for ages 10-18. Click here to learn more.


***COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP)

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance. Click here to earn more.


***Free Seminars Offered for Rising 9th - 12th Graders

The Rutgers Center for Pre-College Programs will be offering the first Virtual Newark Summer Academy. The program is scheduled to run from July 13 – July 30, 2020. To register, complete the Registration and Class Request form. Once processed, you will receive a confirmation notification within 3 business days with further instructions and program details. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and based on class seat availability. Click here for registration.

***The Dad Link

The Dad Link is a new and creative way to connect volunteer fathers with young men and women who do not have a father involved in their lives. For decades, millions of boys and girls in America have been raised without a father. This has created a void in the lives of many young people because of the absence of the wisdom and caring that a good dad provides. Young men and women who feel that they are missing something important by not having a dad in their lives, and who are eighteen years of age or older, are welcome to try to help fill this void with The Dad Link.




A Conversation with the Founders of Newest Americans

Monday, June 22, 2020 6:00 pm EST

Five years after going live, Newest Americans are launching a brand new website! Join the official launch event on Instagram Live on Monday, June 22nd at 6pm EST to hear from Newest Americans founders Tim Raphael, Julie Winokur, and Ed Kashi. Don't miss this riveting conversation about the history of the project, the impact of the work, and their vision for its future!

Click here to watch.