The United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day gets an early start with a special observance at Essex County College on Wednesday, November 19 from 4 to 6 p.m.  The free program will be held in the 4th Floor Multipurpose Room at the Newark campus.


Universal Children’s Day was established by UN resolution in 1954 for November 20 as a “day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children” and a “day of activity devoted to promoting…the welfare of the children of the world.”


The Essex event is a local kickoff to the UN observance.


Rebecca Doggett, Founding President of the Newark Preschool Council, the citywide Head Start Agency, is the keynote speaker.  She is also a retired Senior Fellow of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ), a non-profit research and advocacy organization.


Other speakers include Vanessa Freeland-Thomas, Media Specialist at the Mount Vernon Avenue Elementary School in Irvington; Lorna Johnson, Principal of Global Linkages, Inc., and Ivelisse Holmes, Acting Coordinator for Essex County College’s Center for Global Studies.


Children from the College’s Child Development Center will sing the classic “It’s a Small World,” which debuted at the 1964-65 New York World ’s Fair.


Also on display will be a series of posters created by students in the College’s Education Department (Division of Social Sciences) examining societal issues relating to children around the world.


Additional information on the program is available by contacting Dr. Charles Reid, Acting Dean of Liberal Arts at Essex, at (973) 877-3372.

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Essex County College will host its annual Fall Career Fair on Friday, November 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its main campus at 303 University Avenue, Newark. The event will be held in the College’s Gymnasium.


The Career Fair is sponsored by Essex’s Office of Student Development & Counseling and Training, Inc.  The College is partnering with the City of Newark and the Prudential Center to provide the semi-annual event.  Through a sponsorship, Prudential is funding costs associated with the event.


“Essex County College has a long-standing tradition of providing workforce development opportunities for the residents of Newark and Essex County,” said Dr. Gale E. Gibson, Essex County College President.  “We are enthusiastic about our partnerships with the City of Newark and the Prudential Center in that we can expand our outreach far into the community and assist more residents with finding jobs.”


Rahaman Muhammad, Deputy Mayor for the City of Newark said, “We are excited to work with Essex County College, Prudential Center and all of our partners to provide this year’s Career Fair. We understand that now more than ever, employment and training opportunities are necessary to strengthen families and the greater Newark community.”


“We’re proud to partner with the City of Newark and Essex County College on this year’s Career Fair,” said Jim Leonard, Senior Vice President Community Investment for PruCenter and the New Jersey Devils. “The network of employers assembled is impressive and will provide job opportunities in a variety of fields to those attending.”


Employers expected to attend the Career Fair will represent a wide spectrum of businesses including information technology, health/nursing/EMT, transportation and finance. Information on internships and co-op opportunities will also be available.


Additional information is available by contacting the College’s Office of Student Development & Counseling at (973) 877-3350.


The following companies will have representatives at the Career Fair, with more to come by November 14.

Academy Staffers, The U.S. Air Force, All State, Alternatives, Inc.,  ATC Healthcare, Avon, Balanco’s Barber & Beauty Academy, Calvary Staffing, College Nannies and Tutors, Council for Airport Opportunity, Dunamis Healthcare, Elite Healthcare, Inc., Essex County College – Corporate Business Center, Everas Community Services, Inc., Family Resource Network, Garden State Community Bank, The Grove, Infinite Direct, Journey Masters Logistics, LLC, Loving Hands Health Care Services, National Career Institute (NCI), NJ Transit, Our House, Inc., New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Pennsylvania State Police, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Primerica.


Also,  Quality Dental School, Ranstad in Care of FedEx Ground, Select Medical Rehab, Select Staffing, ShopRite, TD Bank, Universal Institute, UPS, Urban League of Essex County, USA Support Group, Valley Healthcare Services, Verizon Wireless, Xerox/NJ Family Care, YMCA of Newark and Vicinity.


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Lady Wolverines at Region XIX Semi-finals

Lady Wolverines at Region XIX Semi-finals

The Lady Wolverines soccer team will face the sixth ranked team in the nation in the Northeastern District semi-finals Saturday, November 8. The contest against Monroe Community College, of Rochester, NY, will begin at 10:30 a.m. at neighboring Rutgers-Newark.


Essex is currently 8-5 while Monroe has a 14-2-1 record. The other two teams in the district semi-finals include Monroe College, of New Rochelle, NY, currently second nationally in Division II of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the Community College of Rhode Island.  The championship game is set for noon on Sunday.


Monique Edouard’s team successfully defended its Region XIX title with a 3-2 win over Burlington County College on November 1.


The winner of the district will advance to the NJCAA National Championship in Melbourne, Florida.


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