Building Community Wealth
One year after major civil unrest in the streets of Newark in 1967, one of the greatest testaments to community empowerment was established in 1968. That year, the Black Youth Organization, the forerunner of The Chad School began tutoring teenagers in history, science, and math at the Newark YMCA. W. Leon Moore and Clifton Carter, the founders of The Black Youth Organization (BYO) discovered that ...
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.
The Chad School Foundation’s inaugural College Engagement Experience was held on Friday July 14, 2017 at the Foundation’s office. The purpose of this event was for staff to engage with the 2017 scholars with various activities such as talks with business professionals & entrepreneurs, a college panel, and a community service activity. The day incorporated team building and problem solving skills which were meant to build the new scholars and challenge their ways of thinking.
The Chad School Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Chad Scholars Awards Reception at Crystal Room in the Robert Treat Hotel on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. This year also marked Eric Stevenson’s first year as The Chad School Foundation’s Executive Director. Equally important to the Foundation’s legacy today are the 6 recipients of the Chad Scholarship Award who received $10,000 each toward their college education.
The Chad School Foundation partnered with Newark Public Schools to raise awareness about Pre-K enrollment. Newark residents will have access to on-site applications for FREE Pre-K programs in all five wards. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by October 1, 2017 to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents/Guardians should bring a government issued ID, proof of Newark residency, child's birth certificate, immunization records, current physical form, and proof of income (for Head Start eligibility).
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