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Extended Learning At Robert Treat Benefits Students

In his State of the State address, Gov. Christie called for a longer school day and a longer school year.

"Our school calendar is antiquated both educationally and culturally," Christie said. "Life in 2014 demands something more for our students. It is time to lengthen both the school day and school year in New Jersey."

Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark has had a longer school day and a longer school year since its founding by The North Ward Center in 1997.

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White Sox Pitcher Hector Santiago Donates $7,500 to The North Ward Center Baseball Program

White Sox Pitcher Hector Santiago returned to his roots and donated $7,500 to The North Ward Center’s baseball program that he received as the Sox nominee for Major League Baseball’s prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.

The award pays tribute to Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing players who truly understand the value of helping others.

The North Ward Center will use the donation to build a batting cage in the Stephen N. Adubato Recreational Complex at Branch Brook Park, where the league plays. It will be ready in time for the opening of baseball season in the spring, said Rashard Casey, the director of the Center's Youth Development and Recreation program.

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Stephen N. Adubato Sr. Honored for Lifetime of Community Service

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Stephen N. Adubato was honored today for a lifetime of community service with the dedication of a bronze statue that will immortalize the founder of The North Ward Center.

The statue is positioned in front of The North Ward Center's headquarters building on its campus on Mount Prospect Avenue in Newark's North Ward. Founded in 1970, The North Ward Center has become one of the state's most respected non-profit organizations, providing job training, education and recreational opportunities to thousands of families daily.

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North Ward Center's Casa Israel Celebrates 12 Years of Giving Back to Newark

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In 2001, The North Ward Center opened Casa Israel Adult Medical Day Care Center in Newark's Forest Hills neighborhood with the goal of providing essential assistance to residents in need of daily support.

On September 20, nearly 12 years after that auspicious launch, the Center's clients and staff members celebrated not only an anniversary but also Casa Israel's emergence as a community cornerstone that provides the highest quality care to its clients.

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Robert Treat Academy Students Attend College Over the Summer

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For three weeks this summer, Sophia Figueroa lived on the campus of Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., far away from her home in Newark, N.J.

It was the first time the petite 11-year lived away from her family, but she didn’t mind.

“I didn’t miss home because our schedule was so busy. I didn’t have time to miss home,” said Figueroa, who just began sixth grade at the Robert Treat Academy Charter School in Newark.

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North Ward Center Hosts Baseball Team from Puerto Rico

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A team of 12-year old baseball players from Puerto Rico is in Newark to play against teams from around the city as part of a cultural exchange program sponsored by The North Ward Center.

The exchange program between the recreation department of the City of Guaynabo and The North Ward Center in Newark began more than 30 years ago to give children from both cities an opportunity to travel and experience each other's cultures.

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Robert Treat Academy Inspires Graduate to Return to Newark

Read this essay as it originally appeared in the Newark Patch

This spring I graduated from Barnard College in New York City. Out of 605 graduates to walk across the stage at Radio City Music Hall, I was the only one from Newark, N.J.

As a child of Newark and the daughter of immigrants from Ecuador, it was not supposed to be my destiny to be admitted to a prestigious college like Barnard, much less graduate in four years.

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