Spent a beautiful fall morning speaking to parents & staff at PS24
The Education Matters team had a great time meeting with concerned voters and fending some TOUGH questions about school funding, district properties, educational equity, JCPS college readiness, developer interests and what a BOE trustee can and cannot do when elected to the school board. We had a successful HYBRID meeting, with Younass tuning in remotely and still effectively engaging with the community. We are always grateful for the invite and for your interest in #EducationMattersJC
JC Families does a fabulous job organizing the education fair at Hamilton Park! Not everyone knows, but many of our local small businesses that offer enrichment, also partner regularly with Jersey City Public schools, such as Nimbus Dance Works that helped co-sponsor dance scholarships and workshops for hundreds of JCPS students, and British Swim School that operates out of a JCPS facility and helps sponsor facility maintenance and equipment.
It was also great to see JCPS Dept of Early Childhood, and the amazing staff of the Jersey City Public Library who helped our students cope with lockdown via virtual story time and other programs. We enjoyed speaking with the organizers, JCPS learning program partners and of course parents!
The parents of P.S.#6 were delighted and inspired to hear about Younass’ journey from their child’s own school onto MS4 AEP, McNair Academic, and a Rutgers degree! They also had questions for Paula about special needs services and the way inclusion programs help children overcome difficulties in learning, despite personal obstacles.
With many thanks to Ben Bernouy and the board of the Van Vorst Park Association for an awesome, perfectly managed hybrid meeting and school board candidate forum. We always appreciate the opportunity to share our vision and platform with the community.
Great conversations at P.S. 28 this afternoon, it felt awesome to be able to say with confidence that we represent each aspect of the JCPS community: students, parents and teachers!
Great morning speaking to parents about our #educationmatters platform!
When your goal is to bring people together for all the right reasons – magic happens! Education Matters team kicked off the campaign season with some phenomenal people, friends from every corner of JC, across different professions, wards and political isles, who came to support us and to share the love for JCPS.
Education Matters team at the Back to School Outreach on Bramhall St, organized by Zion Baptist Church and St. John’s Baptist Church, with some good people, great community and ministry leaders.