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GOV. CHRISTIE LAUNCHES INITIATIVE FOR NEW JERSEY CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

GOV. CHRISTIE LAUNCHES INITIATIVE FOR NEW JERSEY CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

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From the office of Governor Chris Christie in New Jersey we learned from a press release Wednesday that he's pursuing innovative approaches to ensure that every New Jersey child receives a quality education.

A partnership has formed between the Office of the Attorney General and Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and will provide assistance to community-based nonprofit organizations in additional cities as part of a Promise Communities initiative. Currently, Harlem Children’s Zone partners with nonprofit community organizations in Newark and Camden to provide technical assistance and guidance in coordinating existing resources among programs inside, outside and across government. The Department of Education is actively working with HCZ to identify opportunities to expand this program to other communities in New Jersey.

The release read as follows:

Governor Chris Christie today joined with Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) Executive Director Geoffrey Canada to announce an expanded Promise Communities initiative and partnership between HCZ and the Christie Administration. This broader initiative builds on and expands to other New Jersey communities the pilot program being developed between New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC), a nonprofit community organization in the City of Paterson, and HCZ to empower community-based organizations, to help schools advance and operate more efficiently, and to break down the “silos of government,” ensuring a more efficient and coordinated use of resources toward a common goal of positive outcomes for children. Governor Christie and Mr. Canada made their announcement at NJCDC’s Paterson facility today. (more)

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