NEWARK’S PAULO FREIRE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL CLOSES MONTH-LONG BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION WITH 5TH ANNUAL “CAREER DAY”
– Day-Long Event to Build Long Standing Relationships Between Newark’s Students with the City’s Top Professionals –
[Newark, New Jersey –February 17, 2017] The Paulo Freire Public Charter School, Newark’s only public school focused on addressing education inequity and social injustice, will bring together a who’s who of city community and professional leaders for its annual “Career Day” on Friday, February 24th. Now in is fifth year, and organized in conjunction with February’s Black History month, the daylong event and fair will celebrate and introduce professional persons of color from Newark and expose their student body to various career opportunities, educational choices, and demonstrate the importance of high expectations and personal goals.
“As a small independent public charter school, Paulo Freire is uniquely focused on developing young minds in Newark that are committed to the life-long journey of personal discovery, academic growth, and service to their community,” stated Tauheedah Baker, Founder and Executive Director of Paulo Freire Public Charter School.
“Our annual Career Day is a wonderful tradition that connects the future of our great City to so many of Newark’s best and brightest. We appreciate the support this event receives each year and are thrilled that together we can ensure that Newark’s students are connected with needed mentors that make a real difference is a child’s future,” stated Dr. Shavon Chambers, Principal of the Paulo Freire Public Charter School.
Career Day will be held at the Paulo Freire Public Charter School from 9:30 am until 3:45 pm and will include a variety of presentations and guest speakers for students and their parents, along with building strong relationships between the school and specific work-studies, internships and networking opportunities. In past years, the event has included notable professionals of color, such as Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., Dr. Karma Brown-Warren (UMDNJ assistant professor of emergency medicine); TV Host Lisa Durden; Joe Hayes (Science H.S. Alum & Pilot for United Airlines); Imani Gilliam (Dean of Programs at NJ SEEDS); and LaShanta Evans, (Sr. Manager at Verizon Enterprise Solutions) and representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank and AT&T.
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WHO: Paulo Freire Public Charter School and Various Newark Community Leaders and Professionals
WHAT: 5th Annual Career Day
WHEN: Friday, February 24th, 9:30 am until 3:45 pm
WHERE: 28 Burnet St, Newark, (973) 733-9393
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