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Mayor Ras J. Baraka Spotlighted Newark City of Learning Collaborative and Newark Alliance College to Career Agenda at Mayors’ Institute in Louisville, Kentucky

Newark, NJ – October 18, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka joined city civic and corporate leaders to showcase the Newark City of Learning Collaborative and Newark Alliance College-to-Career Agenda, two successful education initiatives, at the National League of Cities’ Mayors’ Institute on Children and Families: “Promoting Secondary Success” event on September 26, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Institute, sponsored by the Lumina Foundation, served as a two-day peer exchange enabling each participating city to explore their respective post-secondary education strategies promoting college readiness, enrollment, completion, and placement of graduates in employment opportunities represented in high-growth industries. Mayor Baraka presented Newark’s…

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Newark Street Academy and Mayor Baraka hold Graduation Ceremonies for First Class at Marion Bolden Student Center of Street Academy for Out-of-School Disengaged Youth

Newark, NJ – September 30, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka today held the first graduation ceremony of the Newark Street Academy, at the Marion Bolden Student Center, located at 230 Broadway, in the City’s North Ward. The Mayor created this innovative program to change the lives of disengaged young people ages 16-24 who are out of school and without jobs. The Newark Street Academy is designed to ensure that out of school youth will remain off the streets, complete their high school educations and get good jobs. The Mayor served as the ceremony’s keynote speaker. At the ceremony, participants…

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Mayor Ras J.Baraka Announces that City Will Hire 60 Additional School Crossing Guards

Newark, NJ – September 27, 2016 –Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City is in the process of recruiting 60 additional Newark residents as part-time crossing guards. The added guards will increase the level of safety for children crossing streets on the way to school. The additional guards will increase the number from 101 to 161. From 7 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., crossing guards work at intersections near elementary and middle schools that traffic studies have identified as problem areas in need of coverage. Applicants go through a hiring process that includes a comprehensive…

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka Announces Launch of Street Academy for Out-Of- School Disengaged Youth

Newark, NJ – August 30, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka today announced and showcased the Newark Street Academy, an innovative program that he created to change the lives of disengaged young people ages 16-24 who are out of school and without jobs. The announcement was made at Newark’s Vince Lombardi Center, one of the Academy’s two locations. The Newark Street Academy is designed to ensure that out of school youth will remain off the streets, complete their high school educations and get good jobs. The program of re-engagement includes social, emotional and academic learning and guidance, community involvement and…

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Mayor Baraka and Newark Education Success Board(NESB) Announce “Pathway to Local Control” Recommendations and Timeline for Return of Local School Control

Newark, NJ –- August 22, 2016 — The Newark Education Success Board (NESB) is the panel that was created by Mayor Baraka and Governor Christie to guide the transition back to local control of Newark schools. At a news conference today at Newark City Hall, the NESB released its report, “Pathway to Local Control” with recommendations and a timeline to put Newark’s schools under the control of Newark residents after 21 years of state operation. More than 130 of the recommendations originated from ideas submitted at community meetings and from anecdotal suggestions by parents, students, teachers, administrators and Newark residents.…

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Mayor Ras J. Baraka Launches Unique Summer Youth Employment Program

Newark, NJ – July 6, 2016 –  Mayor Ras J. Baraka, teen program participants and representatives of partner/funder organizations launched a youth summer employment program at a City Hall news conference this morning, which is about more than just a paycheck. Newark’s innovative program has attracted national attention. It was chosen by the White House as one of only 16 Summer Impact Hubs in recognition of the City’s coordinated efforts to provide youth with job training and preparation, learning programs, violence reduction initiatives and opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. Newark has also received renewed support for the second year from…

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City Of Newark To Host Inaugural Newark Public Schools North Ward Intramural Soccer Competition On Wednesday, April 6, At 4 P.M, At Elliot Street Elementary School, 721 Summer Avenue

Newark, NJ – April 6, 2016 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles announced today that the City of Newark’s Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services is joining with the Newark Public Schools and Horizon Blue Cross & Blue Shield of New Jersey to host the inaugural North Ward Intramural Soccer Competition, starting with the first two games today, Wednesday, April 5, at 4 p.m., at Elliott Street Elementary School, 721 Summer Avenue, in the City’s North Ward. The two games will be followed by an inaugural ceremony at 6 p.m., with special guest…

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City Of Newark Partners With The Believe In Newark Foundation To Host Annual Newark Youth Summit On Saturday, April 2, From 8:30 A.M. To 4 P.M., At Essex County College, 303 University Avenue

Newark, NJ – April 1, 2016 – The City of Newark and the Believe in Newark Foundation will join the Newark Youth Council and other partners to host the Annual Newark Youth Summit tomorrow, Saturday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Essex County College, located at 303 University Avenue in downtown Newark. The summit will connect more than 150 high school students from across the City to discuss issues, air concerns, and create solutions. They will also be able to connect to a variety of resources from education, culture, social affairs, local government, youth services, and many…

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#NewarkKidsRock is back at Lincoln Park this year! Join is in celebrating the children of our City! https://t.co/QDoFPNtFHr | Tweeted On: Aug 20, 2017

Listen in now: Mayor @rasjbaraka @WBLS1075NYC #openline discussing #inclusionaryzoning #newark https://t.co/rV0cPdSO5a | Tweeted On: Aug 20, 2017

The Newark Youth Ambassadors kick off Mayor @rasjbaraka's Youth Academy discussing how a good leader overcomes fear https://t.co/5KnCcFUVrw | Tweeted On: Aug 19, 2017

Next week we have another exciting outdoor concert on Clinton & Peshine Ave. Enjoy performances from @ammawhatt & B… https://t.co/cZlMeQ0je2 | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

100 things to do in Newark? Here are 12 of the best picks https://t.co/saXgBy23Zo | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

.@NewarkNJPolice arrest 69 people, recover 3 guns and remove an estimated $10,000 worth of drugs off our streets. https://t.co/S55Jc4PpEa | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark Men, join Mayor @rasjbaraka tomorrow night at the City-Wide Men's Meeting to see how you can get involved in… https://t.co/0ekZzJS3s7 | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark launches crowd-funding platform for female entrepreneurs | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Newark Event Will Promote Peace After #Charlottesville https://t.co/zGBsGijAyd | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

Let's show our seniors that we appreciate them at our Senior Appreciation Luncheon with @SalvationArmyNJ https://t.co/MvRKz6XAeq | Tweeted On: Aug 18, 2017

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