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Aziel Rosado- Teaching Assistant

Aziel Rosado is nearly through his first year as a teaching assistant at People’s Prep. In our latest edition of Wolfpack Voices, Aziel discusses his journey as a first-generation college student and how our instructional leadership coaches have helped him develop as a new teacher. As a first-generation college student, what challenges did you face…Read More

Dr. Nicolette Rittenhouse-Young, Assistant Director of Student Support

Dr. Nicolette Rittenhouse-Young joined People’s Prep’s student support and mental health teams this year. In our latest Wolfpack Voices, Dr. Rittenhouse-Young discusses the importance of her team’s work during the pandemic and what it’s like to start a new job virtually. Why did you choose to work in a school setting? I really love the…Read More

People’s Prep Donates to United Way

Earlier this year, in response to the murder of George Floyd, People’s Prep students, lead by our Voyage Honors Program, started a fundraiser to support a local organization working in social justice. Through t-shirt sales, our students raised $1,000 and chose the United Way of Newark as the recipient. We recently hosted a virtual check…Read More

A Personal Letter From Jess Rooney

Dear People’s Prep Families, Alumni, Partners, and Community Members,  Today I’m writing with a personal and professional update.  After a decade as People’s Prep’s director, the highest honor of my life, I’ll be transitioning out of the role.  My wife, children, and I will be moving to New England to be closer to family.  As…Read More

Earline Bresil, Science Teacher

Earline Bresil is in her first full year as a member of People’s Prep’s science department. In this month’s Wolfpack Voices, Earline shares her experience of being a new teacher during the pandemic and what inspired her to become a science teacher. What made you want to teach in Newark? I realized while I was…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

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

Another Update Regarding Our Response to COVID-19

Dear People’s Prep Families, We hope that this update finds you and your loved ones in good health. In order to do our part to protect our school community as well as our local, state, and national community, People’s Prep is joining dozens of districts in making the decision to postpone school. People’s Prep will…Read More

Update Regarding COVID-19 from People’s Prep

This morning a staff member found out that, yesterday evening, he spent time with people who were in a location where someone who now has a confirmed case of COVID-19 had been at some point earlier in the week. While that staff member is asymptomatic and has many degrees of separation from anyone with a…Read More

Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear People’s Prep Community, The health and well-being of our students and staff is front of mind for People’s Prep’s Board, Administrative and Operations Teams. While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the general US public remains low, we are being proactive in our measures to ensure…Read More