Building Community Wealth
Newark, NJ - August 1, 2018 - The 2018 cohort of The Chad Scholars Program participated in two days of volunteering in Newark and East Orange. These volunteering locations included Farm to Table in Newark in Newark as well as The Church of Pentecost food pantry in East Orange, NJ. At Farm to Table in Newark, scholars worked on farms on site as well as assisted with their clothing drive.
At the Church of Pentecost food pantry in East Orange, scholars assisted with the bagging of food products which were then given out to members of the community who needed them. These experiences are important to the scholars because they learn the art of giving back to the community. By having a hands-on experience in this, scholars learn what it means to be a leader as well as prepares them for their future roles as leaders and community stakeholders
The Chad School Foundation hosted its 2018 Chad Scholars Awards at Crystal Room in the Robert Treat Hotel on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Equally important to the Foundation’s legacy today are the 6 recipients of the Chad Scholarship Award, five of whom received $10,000 each toward their college education, with the latter receiving a $1000 books & supplies scholarship.
The Chad School Foundation, in partnership with Programs for Parents and Newark Public Schools, awarded 18 recipients, in three different categories: (1) Incentives that Work; (2) Going Above and Beyond for Good Attendance; and (3) Outside of the Box Attendance Strategies, for their work to reduce chronic absenteeism in early childhood education in Newark and in Essex County
The 2018 STEM Fair hosted by Newark Public Schools and co-sponsored by The Chad School Foundation, was held on Friday April 13th at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers Newark.
Programs for Parents, in partnership with Newark Public Schools and Chad, convened several Family Success Workers and community members at the annual Family Engagement Conference. The goal of this conference was to educate family success workers across the Newark Public School system on best practices and ways to deal with the growing issue of chronic absenteeism among Pre-K students.
The Chad School Foundation celebrates the life, legacy, and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On March 8, 1965 in Selma, Alabama, Dr. King said, "A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true." Dr. King would travel to Newark days later in March 1968 to promote the Poor People’s Campaign, a movement to bring about economic justice for all Americans.
The Chad School Foundation is honored to partner with Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark to encourage academic success, community responsibility, and a positive sense of self.
Science Park High School
Abdulbasit Ajeigbe is a senior at Science Park High School. At Science Park, he is the captain of the Track & Field team, Cross Country team, and Basketball team. On his free weekends, he volunteers at his mosque where he teaches children Arabic and Quran. In the fall, he will be attending Pomona College in Claremont, California. There, he hopes to major in Political Science and/or Computer Science. In the future, Abdulbasit hopes to work in politics and eventually hold office in Newark.
University High School
Inasia Belton is a senior at University High School where she was co-captain of the tennis team, treasurer of her senior class, a member of french club, and vice president of Students Learning About Medicine( SLAM). She also volunteered as a peer mentor at NJ Regional Day School. In the fall she will be attending Denison University majoring in Psychology with the goal of becoming a Child Psychologist.
**Inasia is receiving a $1000 scholarship for books and supplies
Peoples Prep Charter High School
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jerome Carter is a senior at Peoples Prep Charter High School. He plans to pursue a career as a computer engineer with the hope of making a lasting impact on the computer science and engineering communities. However, he also dreams of becoming a business owner, investor, and educator. Jerome plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall, majoring in Computer Engineering. He plans to fulfill his dream of becoming an operating system developer and making an impact on the computer science and computer engineering communities.
East Side High School
Janet Cazares is a senior at East Side High School. She is the secretary of the National Honor Society, member of the tennis team, member of the yearbook committee, and a literature mentor to her fellow freshman class. Janet has participated in numerous community service activities such as organizing a scholarship fundraiser for high achieving women and feminists in her school, raising money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, and volunteering at her local library. She has actively been participating in the Rutgers Future Scholars Program where she unearthed a profound passion for social justice which propelled self-exploration about how her personal story can fit into the larger tapestry of a national and global story. After receiving her high school diploma and associate arts degree upon graduation, she will study international studies and environmental policy or cognitive science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Science Park High School
Bryanna Gabriel is a proud citizen of Newark, NJ. She has been a student at Science Park for 6 years and will be attending Howard University for a bachelor’s degree in finance. In high school, she has been a member of the National Honors Society along with being on the Class of 2018 Student Council. She was the Dance Captain in the Legion of Boom, her school’s award winning marching band. She has volunteered with Newark’s Beth Israel Hospital. She was also the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Team statistician. She plans on getting a master’s degree and implementing new programs for the students of Newark to help them graduate high school at a higher rate and pursue higher educations.
Montclair High School
Christine Malcolm Lynsung is a senior at Montclair Public High School where she is the co-president of the Kpop club and president of the Kpop club dance group, Rainbow042. She is a member of her high school’s National Honor Society and small learning community, Center of Social Justice. She volunteers at Montclair Public Library and as a tutor with Succeed2gether, as well as at a variety of events in her area including the annual Red Cross blood donation drive at her high school, Montclair Public Library’s “Senior Maker Space”, and KinderSmile’s “Give Kids a Smile” day. Through her interactions with STEM fields and their intersection with social issues, she aspires to become a physician in order to one day open a clinic and give free quality healthcare to those in need. In the Fall of 2018, she will be attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick as an undergraduate biology major.
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