New Beginnings Schools Foundation To Host Benefit Fundraiser For After School Programs

NEW ORLEANS — On Friday, December 4, 2015, the New Beginnings Schools Foundation (NBSF) will present the first annual Winter Jam benefit fundraiser at the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club’s Roy E. Glapion Reception Hall, 730 North Broad St., from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

         Proceeds from the Winter Jam fundraiser will benefit NBSF’s upcoming after school programs aimed at preparing students for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. The after school programs will begin in January and will be held four days per week. Programs will be 90-minute sessions focusing on Math and English Language Arts.

         “Our new after school programs will give our students the chance to gain one-on-one assistance from our teachers to help better prepare them for the upcoming PARCC test,” said Sametta Brown, CEO of NBSF. “We invite the entire New Orleans community to come out and support our great students.”

         The Winter Jam will feature DJ Captain Charles with special guest Keith Thomas, Zulu Big Shot 2016. Thomas is also the music instructor at Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, a NBSF charter school.

         New Beginnings Schools Foundation is a charter network founded by James Meza, Jr. in 2004. Since then, schools have grown to include Pierre A. Capdau Charter School, Medard H. Nelson Charter School, Gentilly Terrace Charter School and Lake Area New Tech Early College High School. New Beginnings’ mission is to provide a safe, inclusive environment that promotes partnerships with parents, students, and the community to produce life-long learners and critical thinkers, providing meaning lessons that will make students successful in college and careers.

         Admission to the Winter Jam benefit fundraiser is $20 in advance, and $25 at the event.

         Reserved seating and beverages are also available for purchase.

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