CeliaKing.jpgThe 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.

Prior to joining the Trust, Stacey served as Associate Executive Director, Training, Strategic Learning and Evaluation at Ramapo for Children, a non-profit education organization specializing in early learn and PreK-12 technical assistance and capacity building at the intersections of school climate, restorative justice, racial equity, social emotional learning and trauma-informed practice.


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