Author Archive

Domonique Boyd: Game Changer

Domonique Boyd (Class of 2020) is currently a senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Shortly after graduating from People’s Prep, Dominique became pregnant with her son. In the latest edition of our Game Changers series, Domonique shares how she has been able to achieve success while balancing family, college, and career. Tell us about what you’re…Read More

Marie Charles- Assistant Director of College Readiness and Persistence

Marie Charles is in her second year in People’s Prep’s Office of College Placement.  In the latest edition of Wolfpack Voices, Marie discusses how her team continues to support our alumni during the pandemic and what makes PPCS a great fit for students who are looking for a college prep high school next year. You…Read More

Unique Bunn: Game Changer

Unique Bunn graduated from People’s Prep in 2017 and has since gone on to study psychology, join the honors program, and tutor her peers at New Jersey City University. Now a senior with plans for a master’s degree, we spoke to Unique about her journey to and through college, and how People’s Prep has been…Read More

Class of 2019: The First of Many

Nearly ten years ago, on August 29, 2011, People’s Prep opened its doors to the Newark community, welcoming 95 freshman into the Class of 2019. 

Aptly named for their anticipated college graduation year, the Class of 2019 set off to fulfill the mission of People’s Prep: to graduate all students from the college of their choice. These founding members are now joined by more than 1,000 People’s Prep alumni in pursuit of higher education.Read More

Antony Morales, Teaching Assistant & Council Coach

Antony Morales is in his first year as a teaching assistant and council coach at People’s Prep. A graduate of Rutgers, Antony recently sat down to discuss his path to and through college, his love of math, and his experience as a young teacher in Newark’s oldest stand alone charter high school.Read More

Game Changer: Tiffany Benjamin, Class of 2019

Tiffany Benjamin was a member of People’s Prep’s founding class when the school opened its doors in 2011. After overcoming a language barrier and battling shyness, Tiffany received the school’s Empathy Award at graduation: an annual honor that now bears her name. She graduated from The College of St. Elizabeth this past summer and is…Read More

Miyokee Saint-Florant, Student and Family Engagement Coordinator

As the guardian of a former PPCS student, how is PPCS unique from a parent’s perspective? The one thing that I remember vividly about the enrollment process was the home visit. That was the first time I had ever experienced a school that sent a staff member to my home to just sit down and…Read More

Darren Harper, College Advisor

Describe your own educational journey through high school and college. In high school I wasn’t a very strong student. I went to summer school my freshman year, and my grades were always a bit below average. I just never really wanted to put in the time to study, and because of that I didn’t really…Read More

Ms. Addona, English Teacher, Council Coach, and Teacher Leader

Describe your path to working at People’s Prep.  I majored in English and Theater Arts at Rutgers and got my master’s as a teacher of English from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University. It was there that I really fell in love with teaching from all my professors who had been working with students and…Read More

Newsletter Regarding COVID-19 – March 18, 2020

Dear People’s Prep Families, Since our last update, we have reached a point of unprecedented disruption to our business as usual. This week, Governor Murphy issued an Executive Order mandating the statewide closure of all public schools in the state. New Jersey has also announced a statewide curfew and movement restrictions to encourage social distancing. With such sweeping changes…Read More