Back To School Drives Bring Community Together

Back To School Drives Bring Community Together
Posted on 08/31/2021

The Montclair Education Association held its Annual Back to School Supplies Giveaway on Sat., Aug 28. Members of the MEA volunteered their time to greet families at curbside and at the drive-through pickup at Nishuane School.

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The Montclair Sentinels held its 14th Annual Back to School event on Sun., Aug. 29 at the Wally Choice Community Center and it was a huge success for Montclair residents and families. The day, which was hosted by the Sentinels, Montclair’s Minority Police Officer Association, in partnership with multiple Montclair organizations, featured free COVID-19 vaccines for those 12+, free school supplies, free haircuts, free food and more. Montclair Police Department’s Detective Anjanette Sanders, the District’s Resource Officer, helped coordinate the event.

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Pictured at left: (from left) Keisha Cooper, friend of the district; Damen Cooper, Director of Personnel; Carmen Taylor, former Board of Education member; Dr. Jonathan Ponds, Superintendent, Nina DeRosa, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent; Nick Cipriani, Business Administrator. Pictured at right: Latifah Jannah, Board President and Dr. Felice Harrison-Crawford, Assistant Superintendent, Operations & School Support Services.

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Pictured at left: Student receives a free haircut. Pictured at right: One of the many volunteers who assisted during the event.
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