Monday, June 19, 2017

New After-School Program Planned for Newark's Central Ward

Newark, New Jersey: There could soon be a new place for Newark children to go after the bell rings at the end of the school day.

City records show that "an after school program for at-risk inner-city youth" is planned for 483 15th Avenue, between South 9th Street and South 10th Street, in Newark's Central Ward. The two-story building at the site has been vacant for over a decade, and is currently owned by the City. The proposal for the structure by the Newark Department of Economic and Housing Development calls for selling it to the Orange-based FHAK 2.0 Academy, also known as Facts Hang Around Knowledge 2.0 Academy, for $5,000. The academy, which currently operates out of The Clubhouse on Spruce Street, was founded by Fakhair Spence, and offers a variety of programs for students in elementary school. 

The proposal is on the agenda for the Newark Municipal Council's regular meeting this Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30pm at City Hall.

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