#NewarkReads Press Conference

On Tuesday, June 4th, Mayor Ras J. Baraka and key partners Panasonic, Newark City of Learning Collaborative, United Way of Essex/Hudson County, and The Newark Public Library announced the first of three pillars aimed at providing Newark residents with tools for increasing literacy.

The Mayor’s Book Club will start in June 2019, with a sixth to eighth grade pilot and a high school-adult segment will follow in September. The Newark Literacy Coalition will provide residents of all ages with approaches to improve reading, writing, listening, and thinking skills for residents of all ages, focusing on adult literacy and birth to third-grade interventions.

To view photos from the event, click here.

View a video of Mayor Baraka speaking about #NewarkReads and the Mayor’s book club below.