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Book bags and school supplies given away in Newark

AmNews Staff Reports | 9/4/2015, 5:46 p.m.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka is giving out book bags and school supplies to Newark youth
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Mayor Ras J. Baraka gave out book bags and school supplies to Newark youth on Sunday at 10 houses of worship and Centers of Hope around the City, as part of his “Back to School Bus Tour.”

Supplies was given away at two sites in each of the Newark's five wards. Locations included Emmanuel Church, Mosque 25, the South Ward Center of Hope and the Vince Lombardi center

Event sponsors include Better Education for Kids, Inc., Black Alliance for Educational Options, the Foundation for Newark’s Future, and the Newark Charter School Fund.

The over 35,500 students in Newark Public Schools started classes on September 3.