PATERSON, NJ - The Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP) is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary on Saturday.

Founded on the mission of inspiring and empowering its children, family, and staff “to positively shape and transform their lives by becoming successful lifelong learners,” CCSP currently educates 900 students from Kindergarten through eighth grade.

“I remember the day a decade ago when the doors to this school opened,” Bob Guarasci, the school’s founder said in an email to TAPinto Paterson adding that the key words then were hope and possibility. “The sense of hope and possibility are as palpable as ever.”

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In addition to the efforts of everyone involved in the school day to day, from “inquisitive and caring parents” to “a committed faculty,” Guarasci said, CCSP’s host of community partners continues to grow to “honor and sustain (CCSP’s) belief in school/community collaboration.”

The important milestone, Curtis Palmore, the school’s CEO said,  will be marked with a free picnic and fair for all students and parents, current and present, on Saturday, May 4, from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Mary Ellen Kramer Park at the Falls.


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