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Get Messi

Keith Robinson is the Executive Director at People’s Prep Charter School. Before transitioning to his current position, Keith was also a founding math teacher and the school’s second principal. He began teaching after graduating from the University of Florida as a corps member in Teach for America. Keith is committed to supporting students and their…Read More

Announcing New Strategic Partnerships with Key Newark Institutions

People’s Prep, Newark’s only independent public charter high school, announced today that a series of the city’s key anchor institutions, including the Abbott Leadership Institute, Minuteman Press, the New Community Corporation, and others, have joined the school’s unique internship program. Since the school’s inception in 2011, the initiative has provided its students with valuable off-campus…Read More

A More Full Life

Brent Weber is entering his eighth year in the People’s Prep English department. He currently serves as an English 1 teacher, a co-founder of the school’s guitar club, and a senior class advisor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/New Media from Towson University and earned his state teaching certification from Seton Hall…Read More

Diminishing The Opportunity Gap

Manoushka Adam is in her second year at People’s Prep. After graduating from William Paterson University with her bachelor’s degree in sociology, Manoushka worked in Harlem, NY for two years as a Citizen Schools Teaching Fellow before joining the Wolfpack. She is the teaching assistant for the Internship Program. At People’s Prep Charter School, we…Read More

2018 Year-End Campaign- Keyairra’s Story

Since 2011, People’s Prep has successfully provided a high-performing, college-preparatory high school for Newark students and their families. When we opened our doors, 95 students entered as the Class of 2019 and became the first People’s Prep to pursue a college education. Throughout the past eight years, these alumni have been supported by the People’s…Read More

2018 Year-End Campaign – Amechi’s Story

Amechi and his peers have a lot to celebrate! Thanks in part to your generous contributions, students at People’s Preparatory Charter School are thriving. The first half of the school year has included 10 schoolwide college visits, over 30 internship placements, and the debut of our new honors program, Voyage. And to top it off,…Read More

It is not your fault; it is your responsibility.

Kevin Farrell is our Founding Art Teacher, an Instructional Leadership Team member, and Council Coach to the Men of SVA (Class of 2020 and Class of 2025). He holds a BA in art history and an MAT in art education from the School of Visual Arts. He is an alumnus of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher…Read More

New Initiatives Focused On College Preparedness

As members of New Jersey’s public charter school community congregates in the City of Newark today for its annual New Jersey Charter Schools Conference, Newark’s only independent public charter high school announced today a series of newly developed initiatives aimed to provide some of the most disadvantaged students in the district with valuable enrichment programs….Read More

People’s Prep students celebrate college acceptance night

Newark, NJ—The students of People’s Preparatory Charter School celebrated and announced their college choices Wednesday and many gained awards for their personal successes. At the event at Rutgers-Newark Robeson Campus Center, school staff told stories of students doubling up on classes as needed, a cellist heading to Penn State, students advocating for themselves, artists emerging,…Read More

After my dad died, my mentors were key to my academic success – and growing up

Growing up and becoming a man is a challenge for any teenage boy, and no one can do it alone. I was born at Beth Israel and have lived in Newark my whole life. Any child in our city is aware of the unique challenges we face — whether it be the lack of equity…Read More