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On Day in Honor of Dr. King Paterson Youth Council Recognizes Service of Others

January 22, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson City Council President Maritza Davila was the youngest in her family, yet the first to go to college, her drive and commitment to education inspiring her three older brother to seek their own degrees.

Tino Rexach is a successful coach in the Paterson Old Timers Youth Baseball League. With over 23 years on the bench he has mentored hundreds of Paterson children, giving ...

For Passaic County 4CS Childcare is Just the Beginning

PATERSON, NJ- Tucked away on a busy floor above the Paterson Museum, 4Cs of Passaic County may not always have the exposure of other big name non-profits, but a sweeping array of services and true passion for the betterment of children have firmly established it as one of the most important in the city.

Founded in 1971, North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. began as a small, ...

Paterson's InnerFaith Performing Arts Center Welcomes New Chair

PATERSON, NJ - The InnerFaith Performing Arts Center has announced that Dr. Wrathell Gause will serve as Interim Chairman of the Board Directors for the Paterson based non-profit that seeks to empower children through creative and performing arts.

Gause, according to a statement by outgoing Chairwoman Lynda S. Smith, is a Paterson native, husband, and father of three, as well as “an ...

Applications Being Accepted for P-TECH Program at P.A.N.T.H.E.R. Academy

PATERSON, NJ - Applications for the program that Mayor Andre Sayegh described as “STEM on steroids” are now being accepted according to Paterson Public School officials.

Announced in November by Governor Phil Murphy and a cadre of state, local, and school officials, the Pathways in Technology and Early College High School (P-TECH) program at P.A.N.T.H.E.R. Academy offers early ...

Research Based Academic Programs Coming to Paterson High Schools

PATERSON, NJ - Starting in the 2019 academic year students in Paterson’s “Choice” high schools will have the opportunity to participate in a “challenging program” that will allow them to develop research, collaboration, and communication skills to help them achieve success in college and in their careers.

According to Superintendent Eileen Shafer, the Paterson ...

First Lady Farhanna Sayegh to Students and Teachers: Reading Should Be Part of your New Year Resolution!

PATERSON, NJ- Aiming to start 2019 on a high note when it comes to instilling a love of reading in Paterson’s children, First Lady Farhanna Sayegh was at Paterson School 2 on Friday as part of her #PatersonReads initiative launched in October.

Invited  by Principal Felisa Van Liew and the school’s staff, Sayegh read “The Eagles Who Thought They Were Chickens” by ...

Board of Education Gets 2 New Faces for 2019, Leadership Unchanged

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Board of Education kicked off its 2019 session at their reorganization meeting Thursday by welcoming back three incumbent members, Manny Martinez, Nakima Redmon and Oshin Castillo, as well as newcomers Robinson Rondon and Eddy Olivares.

Rondon and Olivares were certified as the victors for the two hard fought one-year unexpired terms two ...

Law Championed by Benjie Wimberly Requiring Financial Literacy Education Signed Into Law

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation written to teach students about the importance of money management at a young age, and championed by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, was signed into law by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver on Thursday. The new law (A-1414) would direct the State Board of Education to require school districts to incorporate financial literacy instruction into the curriculum for students ...

Paterson Youth Council Seeks Nominations for Martin Luther King Youth Recognition Awards

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Young Council (PYC), the citywide youth-led and youth-driven civic organization organized by the NJCDC,  is seeking nominations for their annual Martin Luther King Youth Recognition Awards.

According to an email, the PYC has decided that the holiday in honor of Dr. King is an appropriate time to recognize some of the city’s most committed and ...

Paterson Youth Council Member Accepted to Princeton University With Full Scholarship

PATERSON, NJ - Thanya Begum, a member of the Paterson Youth Council (PYC) and a senior at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), was recently accepted into Princeton University on a full scholarship. While getting into Princeton, which only accepts 5.5% of applicants, is a major achievement for anyone, it's especially noteworthy for a student from Paterson, where only 10% of ...


Passaic County Educators 'Barely Making It'

January 16, 2019

An Open Letter to Senator Nellie Pou:


As you know, New Jersey's public schools rank among the finest in the nation. This achievement was made possible due to the unwavering dedication from all of New Jersey's teachers and educational support professionals. In fact, we are proud products of New Jersey's public school system ourselves. 

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Interested in a Career in Healthcare?

January 10, 2019

The Continuing Education Department at Passaic County Community College offers various short-term healthcare training courses. Receive hands-on training and attend professional development workshops. Attend one of our information sessions or visit our website for more information about the courses and funding opportunities.

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