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Park Street Academy Celebrates 20 Years by Partnering with Jazz House Kids

Ted Chubb, managing director of the Jazz House Summer Workshop; Lisa Raphael, director of Park Street Academy; Melissa Walker, president & founder of Jazz House Kids
Ted Chubb, managing director of the Jazz House Summer Workshop; Lisa Raphael, director of Park Street Academy; Melissa Walker, president & founder of Jazz House Kids; Summer scholarship check presentation.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Park Street Academy recently encouraged their families to donate money to Jazz House Kids in honor of their 20-year anniversary educating young children. This resulted in PSA raising enough money to send one aspiring musician to attend the Jazz House Summer Workshop. 

On June 10, Lisa Raphael, Director of Park Street Academy, and Melissa Walker, President & Founder of Jazz House Kids, and Ted Chubb, Managing Director of the Jazz House Summer Workshop, unveiled the wall and discussed this partnership between the two institutions.

“We are so thankful for the extended PSA family and for all of their love and support over the past 20 years,” explains Raphael.  “This wall – and the monies raised for the the Jazz House Kids’ summer program – is a symbol of our school’s commitment to learning.  An education is not only about reading and writing, it’s about art and music, social and emotional skills, understanding the world around us and so much more.  That’s why Jazz House Kids was the perfect group to help us kick-off this milestone year.”

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As part of the celebration, the private pre-school and kindergarten, also encouraged each student to create a piece of artwork memorialized in a tile mosaic. The tile were then installed in the school’s main entrance at 46 Park Street.  Each work of art was inspired by the children’s feelings about what PSA means to them – friendship, love, learning – all coming together in this joyful installation. 

“Since 2002, Jazz House Kids has been helping young people find their ‘voice’ in jazz and give them the tools they need to become global citizens and community leaders,” says Walker.  “Thanks to PSA, we can provide a deserving child with access to our summer program, which immerses students in the art of jazz performance and helps them become well-rounded musicians through workshops, ensemble performances and jam sessions with professional musicians.” 

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