People's Prep prepares all of our students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved and resilient citizens.

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Profiles

Our 2016 seniors had a
4-year graduation rate significantly higher than the city and state in 2015.
Newark 69.6%
NewJersey 89.7%
People's Prep 94.5%

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Our Core Values

grit

Grit

We never give up

empathy

Empathy

We give more to get more

achievement

Achievement

We focus on results

humility

Humility

We are grateful for our oppotunities

curiosity

Curiosity

We are eager to learn

enthusiasm

Enthusiasm

We embrace our mistakes

STATISTICS

We are accomplishing great things

94.5

%

94.5 Complete

Percentage of this year’s seniors graduated

90

%

90% Complete

Percentage of students who were accepted into 2 or 4 colleges

95

%

95% Complete

Percentage of People’s Prep students will be the first generation college graduates in their family


WHO ARE WE?

(by the numbers)

408

Enrollment

9-12

Grades Served

92

%

92% Complete

Percentage of students eligible for free/reduced meals

22

%

22% Complete

Percentage of students with disabilities

95

%

95% Complete

Percentage of students who will be first generation college graduates

100

%

100% Complete

Percentage of students of color

And we’re only just starting to realize our full mission

We prepare all of our students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved, and resilient citizens.

OUR STORIES

In 2015 more than 90% of our first-ever graduating class, the class of 2019 (named for the year they will graduate from college), was accepted to college. This includes schools like Howard, Morehouse, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Michael's, Temple, The College of St. Elizabeth, and UMass Boston. While there is much to be proud of, there is still much more to be done.

EVENT

Second Annual Student Art Show: April 27, 2017 at the Newark Library

A fabulous display of our students' artwork which will be auctioned. All benefits will go towards the Student college fund.
Our Live auction starts at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to pcole@peoplesprep.org by April 25th, 2017.
We hope to see you there!

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ACHIEVEMENT

2016- 2017 Alumni!

Students are attending college throughout New Jersey and throughout the country. The Alumni Coordinator has been busy visiting students at their colleges as well as meeting with students who are not enrolled in school. Her visits have been crucial to providing the support that so many first-year students require as well as helping guide students on a path to success.

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Get Involved

How you can help:

WITH YOUR TIME


  • Mentor a student

  • Share your career experience

  • Help students with college essays and applications

  • Advise on extra curricular activities (Lead a master class in sports, art, music)

  • Offer summer internships at your workplace

  • Volunteer on campus

  • Host a fundraising event

WITH YOUR DONATION


  • $50

    Student uniform set


  • $100

    College workshops


  • $250

    College application fees


  • $500

    Student - athlete development


  • $800

    9th grade college trips (whole grade)


  • $850

    Summer bridge program to help college enrollment


  • $1000

    College tuition gap funding (not covered by financial aid/scholarships)


  • $1500

    ACT/SAT testing preparation


  • $2500

    Summer internship stipends (8 week summer cost)


  • $3000

    New teacher professional development and teacher leadership training


  • Costs are per student per year unless indicated otherwise

Reach out today:

For more information on how to get involved please contact:

Parinaz Cole, Director of Development

pcole@peoplesprep.org

(973) 718-2059

Save the Dates:

Join us to celebrate

College Acceptance Dinner

Spring, 2017

Graduation

June, 2017