Newark Board of Education's Clarity 2020 Strategic Plan Please join Newark Superintendent Roger León this upcoming Thursday, June 13th, from 6-8pm at Science Park High School (260 Norfolk St, Newark, NJ 07103) as he unveils Newark Board of Education's Clarity 2020 Strategic Plan. This meeting is open to the public
NJDOE Statewide Equity Conference Registration Open Date(s) & Time(s)July 31, 2019 ~ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm The Office of Professional Learning cordially invites you to join us for the New Jersey Department of Education's Statewide Conference: Equity for All. The conference will be on July 31, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m.) at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. The conference is designed to highlight educational expertise from across the state, while providing a space to share best practices designed to strengthen teaching, leading and learning through the lens of equity for all in education. More info here: https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/events/details.php?t=1;recid=34298
Past Events April and May 2019 Events ►Join us for our 1st Annual Homecoming! May 9th through 11th Regardless of where you did the corps, or where you are now- join the Teach for America New Jersey family as we connect, celebrate and strengthen our commitment to #OneDay. To register and for more information go here: tfanjfirstannualhomecoming.eventbrite.com
►Connect with Businesses & Other Youth at the City's Urban Youth Conference | THUR MAY 9 The Urban Youth Conference will offer an array of opportunities for businesses and organizations to connect with youth, engage a diverse group of professionals and students, build partnerships, and network with community leaders. Conference will cover issue like: Youth, Education, Employment, Arts & Culture, Health, Public Safety & Criminal Justice, Critical Consciousness, Inter-Personal Skills, and Leadership. RSVP online! WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 p.m. WHERE: New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ 07102 ►First Annual Young Moguls Club Pitch Competition May 11th, 2019 12pm to 4pm Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Auditorium, 1600 Haddon Avenue Camden, NJ Deadline to apply is March 31st. All Camden City 5th through 12th grade students are eligible to pitch their business ideas for the opportunity to win prizes and see their idea come to life! Prizes include Incubator space for your business, $25,000 worth of cash and prizes, Free business training. For more information contact Rashaan Hornsby 856 246-9700 or Rhornsby@EducationOverEverthing.org
►Join NJISJ to Urge Gov. Murphy to Halt NJ’s Plans to Invest $160mil in Youth Prisons
New Jersey spends $289,287 to incarcerate a young person and there are plans to spend $160 million to build 3 new prisons for kids, majority black and brown youth. On Saturday, May 18, join the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice to urge Governor Murphy to halt New Jersey’s plans to invest $160 million in building 3 new youth prisons and instead to make substantial investments in creating a system that builds up kids.
#150YearsisEnough WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. WHERE: West Side High School, 403 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ 07103 RSVP!
►In Search of a Level Playing Field – Ground Floor Opportunity for Sports-Loving Educators Be part of our exciting new partnership with the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center – TFA New Jersey is consulting with the Museum’s education team on their new curriculum that leverages the common bond of sports to address some of the most critical social justice issues facing young people today. In Search of a Level Playing Field offers sports-based lesson units on immigration, race, gender and financial literacy, all within a safe and supported space. The program will have a national footprint as an accessible online resource, as well as providing on-site, interactive Museum experiences. Teachers willing to test-drive In Search of a Level Playing Field in the classroom and offer feedback will be part of an advisory committee and have the opportunity to bring their students to the Museum for a FREE field trip. For further information contact: Jenny Pollack, Education Director Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 718.974.3984 Museum: 973.655.2378
► People's Prep in Newark is offering Free PD for all interested educators, check out the dates and topics and reach out to email@example.com to RSVP. ► Imagine Newark Volunteer Training Session March(TBD) - Imagine Newark, a new grief support center in Newark, NJ that provides free year-round grief support programs, is seeking volunteers. While there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, the most pressing need is for adults willing to be trained as group facilitators. These facilitators will run peer support groups for children and teens aged 3-18, and young adults aged 18-30, who are coping with loss due to the death of a parent, brother, sister, or other important person in their lives. Imagine's grief support program also provides separate groups for the parents and guardians of the children served. Imagine just led a session at our March Regional Saturday and it was an incredible look into how grief impacts the lives of our students. Anyone wishing to volunteer, or simply learn more about Imagine Newark, should contact Program Director Jacelyn Matthews at (908) 264-3100, Ext. 108, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
►"Understanding Mental Stress and Suicide Factors for Today's Youth" at DREW UNIVERSITY | MARCH 25 | 6PM WHAT: Panel discussion with public Q&A. Information about resources available for those in need.NJTV News Correspondent and Anchor Michael Hill will moderate a panel of health professionals, suicide prevention experts, and survivors of suicide loss to discuss the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and better identify when it's more than "teen angst". Forum will also be available via livestream on NJTV’s YouTube Channel. WHEN: Mon., March 25, 2019; 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Exhibitor area opens at 5:45 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m.). WHERE: Drew University, Ehinger Center, 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Parents, educators and community members who know or work with young people. RSVP: Admission is free. Walk-ins welcome. Pre-register to guarantee a seat. RSVP by phone at 973-233-8398, by email at email@example.com or visit www.njtvcommunityforum.eventbrite.com I have enclosed a flyer with specifics for you to share with your networks. Feel free to make copies, forward it or post it online. February 2019 ► Newark Museum has Black History Month programming going on now, here are a few:
Second Sundays: Afrofutures
Celebrate Black History Month with a look to the Afrofuture inspired by the Museum’s Arts of Africa collection and the special exhibition Skywriters & Constellations by Kambui Olujimi. Performance, art, virtual reality and more! Admission is free for members and Newark residents. Register today!
The Black School Saturday, 2.16, 1-4 pm Free with Museum admission
A reimagined classroom is the setting for activities built around social justice, creative activism and art-making. Visitors can develop their own social justice blueprint and vision collage. Register now!
Family Drop-In Programs: Celebrating Black History Month Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 pm
Children and their caregivers can explore and convey the different ways of expressing heritage and identity, using the Museum’s collection of historic works as inspiration. Free with Museum admission. January 2019
► DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1st BANK OF AMERICA’S STUDENT LEADERS® PROGRAM The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2019 program. We are asking for your help to identify outstanding young people who are passionate about making a difference in our community. Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 3,000 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. As a Student Leader, they will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where they will learn first-hand about the needs of ours communities and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, they will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where they will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.
To become a Student Leader, they must: Currently be a junior or senior in high school. Be able to participate in an 8-week paid summer internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week. Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through September 2019. Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8- July 13, 2019). All expenses are paid. This week will be part of their 8-week experience. Be a student in good standing at their school. Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. For questions concerning this program, please call 1-800-218-9946. Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships.
Students can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN 44 MARKETS INCLUDING ALL OF NEW JERSEY. Students can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. For more information on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation. ► Regional Saturday– RSVP Today! Saturday, January 12, Paterson (32 Spruce Street, Parking Available @ 75 Spruce Street) Regional Saturdays are an opportunity for corps members, alumni, and staff members to come together for inspiration, learning, and community. There are opportunities for alumni to participate in professional development and affinity group sessions, as well as to lead portions of the day. Learn more here and email Erin Renz if you’re interested in participating. ►Join us for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – Monday, January 21, TFA-NJ Newark Office (50 Park Place Suite M200) In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Teacher For America-New Jersey will be hosting a day of service at our Newark Office from 1PM-4PM. We will be making blanket and assembling items for donation to local organizations. Please reach out to Erin Renz for more information and to RSVP. For those who are South Jersey based, some local staff and corps members are participating in local projects such as a clean-up and invasive plant removal at Cooper River Park, and would love you to join. For more information you can also email Erin Renz! December 2018 Video Games or Bowling? Or Both! South Jersey Holiday Party We're Going Bowling Again! Join us Friday December 7th 7:00 to 9:00 pm The Big Event in Cherry Hill Grab some sweet shoes and roll into holiday season with us and other alumni in the area. Email Matt if you can join us!
North Jersey Holiday Party Friday December 14th 5 to 7:00 pm Barcade Newark Grab some quarters and some friends and join us to help celebrate a great year. Email Ron if you can join us!
North Jersey FREE: Newark for Educational Equity and Diversity (NEED) Organizing Workshop Sat, December 15, 2018 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST Painters Union NYC 25 Maiden Lane 5th Floor New York, NY 10038 Newark for Educational Equity and Diversity (NEED) invites you to join for a one-day long skill building workshop offered once a year to LEE members and community partners interested in learning how the tools of organizing can be used to transform their communities for the better and help build the movement for educational equity. At the workshop, participants will learn from NEED leaders and experienced organizers how to use the power of organizing to change and advance policies to help ensure students in our community have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Visit here for more details and to register. November 2018
South Jersey Happy Hour Thursday November 1st 4:30 to 7:00 pm LaScala's Birra in Pennsauken You asked for one and we can't wait to see you all! Save the date and time and email Matt if you can join us!
Election Day! Tuesday November 6th
North Jersey Alumni Cohort Reunion Wednesday November 14th 5 to 7:30 pm Newark Office 50 Park Place Suite M200 TEACH FOR AMERICA NEW JERSEY INVITES YOU TO THE 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Teach For America Alumni Reunion MUSIC/FOOD & FRIENDS Look out for an invite from Ron Augustin
North Jersey October 4th - 7th Newark Arts Festival 2018 will showcase a strong lineup of jaw-dropping art and installation programming along with performing arts events all weekend. Check out the link for a map of performances and visit newarkartsfestival.com for more information. To keep up-to-date on all the latest news from Newark Arts, sign up for our newsletter at newarkarts.org and follow @Newark_Arts on Twitter and @NewarkArts on Facebook and Instagram. #NAF2018
South Jersey Thursday October 4th and Thursday October 11th 5pm Mindfulness Together Series hosted by Center for Family Services Check out details about upcoming parent and family mindfulness workshops. Details here
South Jersey Saturday October 6th 11 am to 4pm Join the Young Friends of Hopeworks for a Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit Hopeworks Camden. The tournament will raise funds to support Camden youth!
LOCATION: Edgley Fields, Fairmount Park
TOURNAMENT DETAILS: - Registration is $100 for each team of four. - You can also register as a single player for $25 and will be assigned to a team. - You will be guaranteed to play in at least two 25-minute games. - The winning team will receive an awesome trophy and unlimited bragging rights.
OTHER: Not into wiffle ball? Come hang out with us in the park anyway! We'll have beverages, snacks, lawn games, raffles and more.
Unlimited beverage cups can be bought for $10 in advance ($15 day-of). Note: You must be over 21 years old to attend and show proof of ID.
South Jersey Friday October 12th 4pm Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta. Rutgers Campus Center 326 Penn Street Free event, more details here
South Jersey HOPEWORK'S CAMDEN CODE DAY Sponsored by EPAM HOPEWORKS CAMDEN 808 Market St., Camden, NJ 08102 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 2018 9:00 AM — 3:00 PM REGISTER This year, as in the past, we are holding a Camden Code Day, a day for all anyone to learn about coding, whether they are newbies or advanced! We offer workshops taught by Hopeworks youth, volunteers from tech companies like Subaru and EPAM, and more. It also includes breakfast from Starbucks, a pizza lunch, and computer giveaways this year! It is free for anyone who might be interested. We would love to have you join us! Signups are here: https://hopeworks.ticketleap.com/camden-code-day-2018/
Central (South or North depending on your opinion) Jersey Demystifying the ELEC Process Monday, October 22, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
There will be two groups- 1 meeting in Newark and 1 meeting in Camden. 1) Read more about the fellowship 2) Complete the sign-up form.
The TFA-NJ CRP Fellowship is for corps members, alumni, and non-TFA teachers who want to grow in their application of culturally relevant pedagogy and teaching for social justice, and be part of a tight group of like-minded teachers. We’ll meet two Monday evenings per month for 2 hour sessions where dinner will be provided, and we will have beginning and end of year mini-retreats over a weekend. The fellowship will be hosted by staff and alumni in the region. Last year, 100% of fellows surveyed said they found the experience enjoyable and beneficial, and would recommend it to fellow CMs and alumni. October 2018
North Jersey Rutgers Environmental Health Summit Friday October 26th 8 am to 6 pm REGISTER NOW AND JOIN US FOR A GUIDED TOUR OF PORT COMMUNITIES AND THE PORT Organizers are pleased to kick off the conference with a guided bus tour of two Newark neighborhoods, the Ironbound and the South Ward, as well as Port Newark. Rutgers Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease (CEED) Public Health and Our Ports: The Road to Clean Air. Conference will be held on Friday, October 26th at Rutgers Center for Law and Justice located at 123 Washington Street. The Ironbound Community Corporation, the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance and Clean Water Action will give the tour from the community perspective. Tour goers will get a bird’s eye view of what it’s like to live in the Ironbound or the South Ward, right next to the largest port on the East Coast. Public Health professionals from Rutgers University and Mt. Sinai will speak to the health effects of the chemicals in air emissions on people, especially children. The New York New Jersey Port Authority will accompany us into the Port and share what they are doing to “green” the Port. Don’t miss this opportunity. In order to reserve your seat on the bus, register for the conference by Thursday, October 18th. Register online at ceed.rutgers.edu. For more information, contact Kerry Margaret Butch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get on the bus!Event Registration and Admission September 2018
EdCampNewark 2.0 EdCamp's Un-Conference style PD is back in hip and historic Newark, NJ!!! We celebrate Teacher Leadership, connectedness, collaboration and sharing of best equitable practices for responsive instruction for all students!WEWELCOMEYOU to EdCampNewark on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 8-1:30pm! It will be a day of teaching and learning like no other! REGISTER DIRECTLY (click here for Eventbrite link) and check our recent feature from our inaugural camp from The New York Times! We can't wait to see you in Newark!!! August 2018 North Jersey Newark Public School 1st Citywide Rally & Backpack & School Supplies GiveawayAugust 30th 3:00-6:00pmMalcolm X Shabazz High School
North JerseyBack to School Happy Hour Tuesday August 21st5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Barcade in Newark. Join us for a back to school celebration and a chance to meet some of our newest corps members. RSVP here and hope to see you there!
South Jersey5th Annual Back to School BBQ Sunday August 26th 3pm to 6pm Join the South Jersey Fam for a classic backyard BBQ! Grilled items are provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their favorite dish/snack/drink to share! Families and significant others are welcome! Where: Morgan and Matt’s Home- 22 E Palmer Ave, Collingswood NJ RSVP and sign up here!
Looking for some fun in Newark? Check out brickcitylive.com for a list of upcoming summer events, from yoga to family fun events.
South Jersey Monday July 16th 8pm The James Hunter Six play the 2018 Sunset Jazz Series at Wiggins Park in Camden. This is part of a FREE concert series. Check out more here!
South Jersey Every Thursday through July Hip-Hop Summer of Celebration 4:30 to 6:30 pm The Muse Collaborative is celebrating hip hop duos through the decades. Check out who they are highlighting here.
Deadline: African American & Black Emerging Policy & Advocacy Leaders’ Summit September 12–14, 2018 Washington, D.C.
Apply by July 18 for priority consideration. Apply now! Deadline: Latin@/x Emerging Policy & Advocacy Leaders Summit September 10–12, 2018 Washington, D.C.
North Jersey Newark School Board Special Meeting 07/24/2018 Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Central Office North Jersey Saturday July 14th 9:00 am Military Park Afro Beat Fest- Newark is the largest celebration of culture and heritage of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora in the state of New Jersey. This free family friendly celebration will feature a Marketplace showcasing over 200 vendors featuring food, clothing, artifacts as well as entertainment from the diaspora. Children's Village, Fashion Showcase, Dancers, Drummers and Live Performances! Music provided by DJ Hard Hitting Harry, DJ Kassava & many more. More info here.
South Jersey Saturday July 14th 9:00 am Mayor Frank Moran is sponsoring city park clean up throughout the Summer. The 14th will be Van Nieda Park in Cramer Hill. Other dates and info found here. June 2018 North Jersey Friday to Sunday June 8th to the 10th Portugal Day in the Ironbound A celebration of Portuguese cuisine, music, art and so much more! They will have a variety of food tents operated by local restaurants. An enormous sound stage that will get you moving to live international musical acts and dance performances from fantastic folk groups! Visit Newark Happening for more details
North Jersey Tuesday to Friday June 19th to the 22nd Incoming Corps Member Induction @ the Newark Office Ifyou are interested in helping/joining us during the week email Matt!April 2018
North Jersey Tuesday, April 3rd 6:00 to 8:30 pm Don't forget to RSVP for next Tuesday's 2018 Board of Education Candidate's Forum scheduled for April 3rd, 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Rutgers Newark Paul Robeson Campus Center, Essex Room, 350 Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ. Hosted by Newark Trust for Education
South Jersey Saturday, April 28 Collingswood High School hosts EdCamp Garden State. The day is an education celebration, a meeting of the minds, and a place for ideas to take off. The line-up is pretty diverse with a strong focus on digital integration. There will be PD sessions, live music and food trucks. The best part- it’s FREE! For information click here
South Jersey Friday, May (the) 4th (be with you) Cooper River Distillers One last Happy Hour as sadly the Distillery is closing its doors on May 5th. Join other South Jersey alumni from 4 to 8 pm.
South Jersey Saturday May 12th 12-2:30pm Camden Office- 433 Market Street Suite 201 Camden, NJ Self-Care for Action Workshops in South Jersey Come join CMs and alumni for Self-Care for Action workshops at our final Camden Regional Retreat- hosted at the NEW Camden Office! Together we’ll explore ways to nurture the mind, body and spirit so we continue to show up for this work. Check out and register for your workshops and reach out to Morgan Craig (email@example.com) with any questions.
North Jersey Saturday May 19th North Jersey Regional Retreat- Last one of the year! More details to come!
South Jersey Tuesday May 22nd South Jersey Alumni Induction Camden Aquarium- Keep an eye out for invitations!
North Jersey Thursday May 24th North Jersey Alumni Induction Crystal Ball Room Robert Treat Hotel- Keep an eye out for invitations! Check out 2018 FREE Diversity in Public Leadership Summits on the LEE Page. March 2018 South Jersey Saturday March 3rd (Camden, NJ) 2- 3 pm Cooper River Distillers 34 Fourth St, Camden, NJ 08102 Nancy Reddy (GNO '04)has published a new chapbook of poetry Acadiana. Join her on Saturday, March 3rd at the Cooper River Distillery in Camden, starting around 2PM. Nancy will read a few poems from the new book, and she will be joined by three amazing poets - Sarah Blake, Cynthia Dewi Oka, and Meghan Privitello (here and here). We'll celebrate with cocktails, book cake, snacks, and possibly even a food truck!
North Jersey Thursday March 8th (Newark, NJ) 4:00 to 6:30pm Takeover: A Conversation on Race, Education and Democracy in Urban America Paul Robeson Campus Center ADMISSION: Free Rutgers University-Newark is hosting a dialogue between Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Rutgers University-Newark political scientist Domingo Morel about Dr. Morel’s new book: Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy (Oxford University Press).Newark’s school district has been under state control since 1995. The state recently announced that local control will return to Newark, in a process that is now beginning. The conjunction of this return to local control with the publication of Dr. Morel’s book is thus extremely timely.
South Jersey Saturday March 10th (Camden, NJ) 12- 2:30pm Camden Prep- Copewood 1650 Copewood Street, Camden On March 10th the current corps invites you to join them for an afternoon of Self-Care for Action! As part of this year’s professional development series we are spending time fueling the mind, body and spirit so we can fully engage in this work. Whether its movement or meditation- we have an option for you. We hope to see you there! Register now! Space is limited- so sign up fast!
Central Jersey Sunday March 11th (New Brunswick, NJ) State Theatre New Jersey The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra hosts Sunday Afternoon Out—an NJSO Accent event for LGBTQ community members and friends—on Sunday, March 11, at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. Attendees can mingle with NJSO musicians at a wine and dessert reception following the Orchestra’s 3 pm performance of works by Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Danielpour. The Sunday Afternoon Out reception is free to ticketholders, but advance reservations are required. More information is available at www.njsymphony.org/lgbtq.
Central Jersey Wednesday March 14th (Trenton, NJ) 6 to 8pm Trenton Meet Up- Trenton Social More details to come with invites!
North Jersey Saturday March 24th (Newark, NJ) TFA-Office 50 Park Place, Suite M200 Please join us for the second North Jersey All-Corps to learn from, support and celebrate our first and second year corps members in Newark, Passaic and Paterson. Reach out to Erin Renz if you would like to join for part or all of the day. Deadlines Saturday March 31st LEE: Applications are now open for the 2018–19 Public Policy Fellowship! Beginning in September, get immersed in high-impact policy or advocacy work at an organization that’s shaping the country’s education landscape. This is a paid, nine-month, full-time opportunity for members who are looking to pursue a mid- or senior-level role. Learn more about the Public Policy Fellowship, including details of the stipend and examples of past placements. Apply here by March 31!
Mentoring a 2019 corps member Ever wish you had had an extra year to prep for your classroom experience? Nearly 1,300 college juniors will be accepted into the 2019 corps and will have this extra year. We want to make it count by connecting them with experienced corps members and alumni teachers. Early admits are eager to learn about the classroom experience and what it looks like to be a teacher. Are you interested in mentoring a 2019 corps member?Sign-upby March 31!
► Fellowship & Grant Opportunity for NJ Alumni Teachers! Applications are due by April 6th Do you have an idea for your classroom or school but need additional funds to make it happen? The Amanda Rose Laura Foundation, named in honor of TFA alumnus Amanda Laura, wants to fund projects that will allow teachers to better serve their students.
North Jersey Thursday March 29th (Montclair, NJ) 5:30 to 8:30 pm Annual Alumni Montclair Meet Up Tierney's Tavern 136-138 Valley Road Montclair, NJ 07042
Deadline Wednesday February 21 The Latinx Corps Member Summit is looking for facilitators. Apply to facilitate a session at the Latinx Corps Member Summit in San Antonio. The submission deadline is Wed 2/21, but proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
South Jersey Wednesday February 21 (Camden, NJ) 6 - 8 pm Camden County Superior Court – Hall of Justice 101 So. 5th St In celebration of Black History Month, the Camden Vicinage will have a discussion with retired Superior Court Judge Marie White Bell and Raymond M. Brown ESQ. The discussion will be hosted by Judge Charles W. Dortch and Judge Morris G. Smith with opening remarks by Assignment Judge Deborah Silverman Katz. This event is open to the public. North Jersey Wednesday February 28 (Newark, NJ) 6 - 8 pm LEE: Exploring your own Venture 50 Park Place Suite M200 (TFA Office) Your experience in the classroom and in your community has shown the most fundamental of our public bodies- schools- have not escaped injustices like racism, poverty and gender inequality. In many ways, these injustices are deeply ingrained in the institutions meant to serve us. It’s time to do things differently. What we need is innovation: a potent cocktail of out-of-the-box thinking, if-at-first-you-don’t-succeed-try-try-again persistence, and not-going-to-sleep-until-the-job-is-done drive. Are you ready to launch your own venture? Do you want to learn how?. RSVP Here
South Jersey Wednesday February 28 (Camden, NJ) 4- 6 pm Nilsa Cruz Perez Branch of the Camden County Library Rutgers Camden is hosting “Picturing Childhood: Exploring Race, Identity and Family through the Voices of African American Youth” On February 28th they will be reading- Miles Morales Spider Man by Jason Reynolds More info here
January 2018 FYI- Wellness on TFA-NJ Social Media For 2 weeks in the beginning of January, we (staff, CMs, alum) will be doing a social media takeover, posting various wellness and self-care best practices and ideas. Prioritizing wellness is so important and there’s no better time than a new year to really focus on taking care of ourselves and each other. Follow our Instagram and 2016 and 2017 Facebook groups to see posts! Want to contribute? Let firstname.lastname@example.org know.
North Jersey MLK Weekend (Newark, NJ) Looking for MLK volunteer opportunities? Here are a couple of options in and around Newark: NJPAC’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8pm New Jersey Performing Arts Center Prudential Hall Newark, New Jersey Information & Tickets Three of the most gifted and inspiring women in contemporary gospel music – GRAMMY Award winners Mary Mary and Tasha Cobbs – join forces for NJPAC's annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. YMCA of Newark 46th Annual Memorial Breakfast Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Friday, January 12, 2018, @ 8:00 AM Robert Treat Hotel 50 Park Place Newark NJ Website (for information and tickets) This event features a guest speaker. This breakfast allows us to take time from our busy schedule to remember and reflect on Dr. King’s vision of a community and world of peace, love and understanding
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrating Freedom & Community Monday, January 15, 2018; noon - 4 pm Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102-3176 973.596.6550 Website This event features a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of films, musical performances, tours and hands-on workshops for the whole family. A full day of activities for the entire family honoring a great American. @ 1pm, the Film Viewing of " I Shall Not Be Silent" tells the story of civil rights activist and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a refugee from Nazi Germany who came to the United States in 1937 and immediately identified with African-Americans experiencing the same kinds of oppression he had known as a Jew in Hitler's Germany. Prinz became a civil rights activist, working with Martin Luther King, Jr., Bayard Rustin and A. Phillip Randolph among others. Prinz spoke at the 1963 March on Washington just prior to Martin Luther King, Jr, with a speech entitled, The Problem is Silence.
North Jersey Tuesday January 16th (Newark, NJ) 6 - 8 pm Join Relay Newark and Dr. Micia Mosely, founder and executive director of the Black Teacher Project (BTP) for an evening of reflection and self-care. Dr. Mosely will share methods and learnings from creating Reju-venation Spaces. Based on the values of the Black Radical Tradition, of self-love, and honoring the diversity of Blackness, rejuvenation spaces support collective well-being that lie outside of “professional” life for Black educators. RSVP here *Light refreshments will be served.
North Jersey Saturday January 20th (Newark, NJ) 2 - 4:30 pm MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE FEATURING LECIA BROOKS Centennial Hall, Main Library; 5 Washington Street, Newark Lecia Brooks, educator and speaker on civil rights, social justice, and youth empowerment issues, will deliver the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture, titled “Nonviolent Peaceful Protest in the Tradition of Dr. King: Still the Way to Counter Hate and Extremism.” North Jersey Monday January 29th (Summit, NJ) 6 - 8 pm Teach For America New Jersey will be hosting its third annual Forecast event, an investment discussion round table with industry leaders. For tickets and more information, go here: The Forecast email Matthew.email@example.com for a special alumni discount!
February 2018 North Jersey Thursday February 1 (Newark, NJ) 5:30 - 7:30 pm LEE: Understanding your role in Policy making. 24 Maiden Lane (Teacher's Village) Newark Everyone is involved in policy-making, whether we believe it or not. This training defines policy, and looks at the policy-making cycle, offering a discussion of where people often find themselves; then seek the areas where they would like to find themselves. RSVP Here
North Jersey Wednesday February 28 (Newark, NJ) 6 - 8 pm LEE: Exploring your own Venture 50 Park Place Suite M200 (TFA Office) Your experience in the classroom and in your community has shown the most fundamental of our public bodies- schools- have not escaped injustices like racism, poverty and gender inequality. In many ways, these injustices are deeply ingrained in the institutions meant to serve us. It’s time to do things differently. What we need is innovation: a potent cocktail of out-of-the-box thinking, if-at-first-you-don’t-succeed-try-try-again persistence, and not-going-to-sleep-until-the-job-is-done drive. Are you ready to launch your own venture? Do you want to learn how?. RSVP Here December 2017 South Jersey Friday December 8th (Cherry Hill, NJ) 7 - 10 pm We hope you will join us for our annual South Jersey holiday party. This year we are going bowling!! at the Big Event in Cherry Hill (1536 Kings Highway N). Check your email for an invite or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
North Jersey Friday December 15th (Newark, NJ) 6:30pm - Round 2 of TFA holiday parties. Join us at BURG in Military Park 55 Park Place for our annual holiday celebration. Check your email for an invite or RSVP to email@example.com November North Jersey Tuesday November 14th (Newark, NJ) 6 - 8pm HAPPY HOUR! to benefit the Corps Member Financial Aid Fund. Come out to the Edison Ale House- 51 Edison Place, Newark. More details can be found HERE.
North Jersey Saturday November 18, 2017 (Newark, NJ) 11am - 1pm Attend the Decision AssemblyLEE’s NEED team invites Newark School Board members, teachers, parents and community to request support for more parent engagement and address school discipline policies. Hos
South Jersey Tuesday, November 28th (Camden, NJ) 6- 8 pm Join us for a Camden Network happy hour at the Victor Pub. Meet with other LEE members who are working on policy and advocacy issues in your area.
New York City Wednesday November 29th 6 - 8pm HAPPY HOUR! to benefit the Corps Member Financial Aid Fund and hosted by NYC 07 alum Sola Fashun. A First 40 alumni to donate $10 HERE get an hour open bar (6-7). Hope you will join us in the city! Details about location are on the donation page.
North Jersey Thursday November 30, 2017 (TFA Newark Office) 6 - 8pm Attend the DACA discussion hosted by LEE learn about the policies, advocacy and organizing that is happening to support immigrant families. October 2017 RESCHEDULED TBD South Jersey Monday, October 2nd (Camden, NJ) 5:15- 6 pm HopeWorks representatives will be in the TFA Camden office to show the HopeWorks movie. HopeWorks is a nonprofit organization here in Camden that uses a trauma-informed approach, while educating youth on entrepreneurship and technology. Stop by to see how this organization serves our community, and find out how you can get involved by being a mentor/accountability partner or a tutor for one of the students!
Treats will be provided for your post-workday cravings. Please email Marissa Arahill (NJ '15) to confirm your attendance: firstname.lastname@example.org
North Jersey Saturday, October 7th (Newark, NJ) 10 am- 1 pm LEE NJWomen in Public Leadership Workshop- Hear from women who are running for office and those who currently hold positions. Learn about ways to support and engage in public leadership. RSVP at WomenWillLead
South Jersey Saturday, October 14th (Camden, NJ) 6 - 8pm TFA Alumni Family Playground Play Date Join us- with your families- on Saturday, October 14th from 10am-12pm at the new Cooper's Poynt Park for a casual meet-up and epic TFA Camden Family playdate.Coffee and donuts will be provided. Please RSVP so we have enough!
North Jersey Wednesday, October 18th (Newark, NJ) 6pm - 8:30pm Please join LEE for this policy/powermapping session at the TFA- NJ Newark Office. The objective is to understand the need for collective action and learn how to dissect the power dynamics that control the decisions made in education. Register here
South Jersey Wednesday, October 18th (Camden, NJ) 6 - 8pm Pumpkin Painting Event Autumn leaves and pumpkins please Join us for some wine and cheese! Social Chair's first event, We're telling you early, so don't forget! Pumpkin Painting, laughter, and more There will be Alumni and TFA Corps
It's on Wednesday, October 1-8. Starts at 6, so don't be late :)
**Pumpkins and Paint will be provided. BYOB. RSVP here. South Jersey Saturday, October 21st (Camden, NJ) 9:30am - 2pm VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Looking for 5 to 8 volunteers. We are leading a session around reading tips for parents of young readers for Camden County College's Camden Family Day. Email email@example.com if you are interested in helping out. September 2017 North Jersey -ATTENTION NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS: Leaders of the 21st Century, a Newark non-profit, works to develop civic minded college and career readiness in high school students through leadership. LOT21C is offering a 12 week fellowship for interested high school junior and seniors. The deadline is fast approaching to be part of their first cohort- September 18th. See here for more details on how to apply.
South Jersey Saturday, September 23th (Edgely Field Philadelphia, PA) 11am- 2pm The Young Friends of Hopeworks N' Camden are hosting a wiffle ball tournament fundraiser. Details about the event and the organization can be found here: Wiffle Ball Tournament for Hopeworks
North Jersey Tuesday, September 26th (Newark, NJ) 5- 7:30pm TFA 2013, 2014, 2015 Alumni Reunion Check your email! If you did not receive an invite please reach out to Ron Augustin. Can't wait to see you all there! North Jersey Thursday, September 28th (Newark, NJ) 6-8:30 pm LEE NJCampaign Volunteer Training- Learn about the campaign process and listen to guest speakers from County Freeholders to local school board members, tell their stories about running for office. RSVP at Campaign Training
South Jersey Wednesday, September 27th (Camden, NJ) 7 pm Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures will give a public lecture at Rutgers Camden. More details here: Rutgers Reads Program August 2017 South Jersey Wednesday, August 16th - Friday, August 18th Join Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Bai, KaBOOM!, Good Sports and Foundation Academy Charter School to make Trenton more playful on August 18. To Volunteer: NOTE: Volunteers must be 18+ years old https://www.tfaforms.com/4626026 April 2017 North Jersey Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (Newark, NJ) 5 pm – 7:00 pm .College Prep Classes College Prep Classes Springfield Branch Library 50 Hayes Street Newark, NJ 07103 High School seniors are invited to attend free weekly SAT/ACT Prep Classes. Wednesdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm Saturdays 11:00am to 1:30pm -SAT/ACT Prepping/College Essay... South Jersey Friday, April 28, 2017 Networking Happy Hour (Camden, NJ) A challenge has been issued! Which school or organization can rally CMs and alumni and represent the best at the TFA South Jersey Family Networking Happy Hours. Not only will we (re)connect with our TFA colleagues, but we’ll welcome our 2017s! Schools and organizations with the best alumni turnout get gloating rights and some pretty sweet swag! 4:30-7:30 @ Cooper River Distillers. South Jersey Saturday, April 29, 2017Green STEAM Event (Collingswood, NJ) On Saturday, April 29, the New Jersey School Boards Association, in conjunction with the Perkins Center for the Arts and the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, will present Green STEAM – STEM, the Arts, and Sustainability, an interactive workshop that places board members, administrators a the arts and sustainability in STEM subject areas. More information and registration information can be found here. There is a fee associated with registration March 2017 North Jersey Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (doors open @ 6:30 p.m.) 201 Valley Road (Entrance on Brunswick Road), Montclair, NJ The Parents’ Association of Montclair Kimberley Academy is proud to present a lecture and discussion with noted civil rights attorney & author (Just Mercy) Bryan Stevenson South Jersey Friday, March 10, 2017, 4:00-8:30 p.m Come out and celebrate this lovely March weather with the TFA South Jersey Family at Cooper River Distillers. Come out to connect in with other alumni and support a great local business. Hope to see you there! Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Relay Newark's Annual Free Professional Development Workshops Positive Framing: Strategies to Positively Manage Your Classroom More information can be found here. Please email to Newark@relay.edu to register for a workshop. Workshop participants will earn New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credits. North Jersey Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Greater Montclair Meetup Meet your neighbors and make some new friends! Also, discuss local issues of educational equity that are important to you. Tierney's Tavern, 138 Valley Rd, Montclair, private room on the 2nd floor, * free parking, * free appetizers North Jersey Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m. @ The Newark TFA Office. Science Lesson Structure PD for Secondary Science Teacher. In this session, we will discover how to best incorporate the BSCS 5E Instructional Model —Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate—into science curriculum while also aligning to science standards. Teachers will review exemplar lessons and teaching videos, and then be given time to both practice and transform their own lessons within this structure. RSVP by Thursday 3/23! February 2017 North Jersey Wednesday, February 1st (LEE ) Before the Movement: How to build the collective voice? If you are interested in building a collective group of like-minded voices, but not sure how to begin...this is the event for you! North Jersey - Thursday, February 2nd - Teach For America – New Jersey is hosting one of its largest fundraising events of the year, an investment discussion among finance industry leaders. All proceeds from the event go to support Teach For America’s local work, and everyone in attendance will have a chance to learn about our work. If you’re interested in attending or helping with the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org North Jersey - Friday, February 17th - KIPP, NJ is hosting an Open House Event from 9am-1pm. Have a student tour of Thrive and Bold academies, observe some classes and ask a teacher panel any questions you have about what it would be like to teach with KIPP NJ!! RSVP and all details here. December 2016 North Jersey - December 1st: LEE: The results are in...Now What? How power and politics play out in your. community . Newark (LEE) Educational Regional Landscape Meeting. RSVP here North Jersey - December 8th : Join TFA alumni Mysiki Valentine (’14 NJ) and Sheena Lall (’06 NY) in a LGBTQA Safe Spacefrom 6:00-7:30 pm.. This survey will serve as your registration for this event. TFA Newark office, 50 Park Place. North Jersey- December 9th: Newark Holiday Party 6-10pm - Martini 494, Newark NJ South Jersey- December 15th: Camden Holiday Party 5-8pm - Cooper House, 5300 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ South Jersey - December 19th: Whites Confronting Racisim (WCR) provides a white affinity space to develop racial identities while simultaneously becoming more effective anti-racist allies to people of color. Please RSVP here and reach out to Morgan Craig for more information. November 2016 November 8th - 30th: A generous sponsor recently donated Amazon gift cards to Teach For America, and we’re using them to celebrate the members of our extended community. Nominate someone who has been instrumental in your growth as an educator or a community member on our Facebookpage (it could be a fellow alum, principal, parent, or anyone else who has helped you in your work.) Every day this month we’ll choose someone from those nominated and send a gift card—and note of thanks—their way. November 9th On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Upper School Academic Center (6 Lloyd Rd, Montclair), the MKA Book Fair presents Gail Lumet Buckley, author of “The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights With One African American Family”. The evening will end with a book signing with Buckley November 10th ESSA Focus Group Newark The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and the Alliance for Newark Public Schools is seeking input from all members of our school communities about how New Jersey will implement provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Alliance for Newark Public Schools will host this focus group for Newark in which will give stakeholders the opportunity to give input on the provisions of ESSA. Please R.S.V.P your attendance by securing a ticket with Eventbrite.
South Jersey -October 17th: Whites Confronting Racisim (WCR) provides a white affinity space to develop racial identities while simultaneously becoming more effective anti-racist allies to people of color.Please RSVP here and reach out to Morgan Craigfor more information.
North Jersey -October 20th: The first NJ School Leader Cohort session takes place in the Teach for America Newark office!
South Jersey- October 21st:Happy Hour at Cooper River Distillers. 2nd in our Know Your Neighbor series- we’ll head to a local Camden establishment to continue connecting with our TFA South Jersey Family. Reach out to Morgan Craig for more information and to RSVP!
Central Jersey -October 25th:Trenton after-work Alumni Mixer atTrenton Social5-7:30pm
North Jersey - October 28thTFA-NJ Halloween Party (Fundraiser for CM Financial Aide Fund) RSVPhere.Dress to impress (or scare!)@ Martini 494 in Newark. Open Bar from 7-8 and free food and parking! September 2016 *SJ - September 1st: TFA, South New Jersey, is having their Potluck Kickoff on 9/1! Reach out to Morgan Craig for more information!
*SJ- September 20th: South Jersey Office Open House. Come check out our space, network with other alumni and corps members, and see what resources are available in our office! Reach out to Morgan Craig for more information and to RSVP!
September 22nd: Folks are coming together for a 2013 and 2014 Alum Reunion at the TFA Newark office from 5:30-7:00 pm! RSVP via Paperless Post! *SJ - September 22nd: Come to the Cherry Hill Mall and receive 15% off your entire purchase at the TFA NJ JCrew J.Crew will also donate an additional 15% of every sale to TFA – New Jersey!