TECH WORLD PARTNER PRESS RELEASE
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Press Secretary: Marjorie Harris
National Action Network
REV. AL SHARPTON, PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) & JOSEPH M. TAYLOR, CEO OF PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA, TO JOIN NEWARK MAYOR RAS J. BARAKA IN UNVEILING NEW NAN NEWARK TECH CENTER
AND NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL CHRISTOPHER S. PORRINO TO TOUR FACILITY THAT SEEKS TO BRIDGE THE TECH DIVIDE BY OFFERING AFTER-SCHOOL ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEWARK STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS AT THE OLD SOUTH WARD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Tech Center Seeks to Bridge the Tech Divide by Offering After-School Academic Enrichment Opportunities for Newark Students and Community Members at the Old South Ward Boys & Girls Club
Newark, NJ—October 11, 2016—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino, National Action Network President and Founder Rev. Al Sharpton, and Panasonic Corporation of North America CEO Joseph M. Taylor will unveil the National Action Network Newark Tech Center on Thursday, October 13, at 2:30 p.m., at 400 Hawthorne Avenue, in Newark’s South Ward. After the ceremony, the dignitaries will tour the facility
NAN Newark Tech World is a collaboration of various local stakeholders initiating a bold multi-sector call to action to provide skills to community members and students of color in Newark. This extends the current efforts of Mayor Baraka’s Office to empower Newark residents and meet the talent needs of local businesses. NAN Newark Tech World is going to be a transformational institution in Newark that is free for students and will teach courses in web design, graphic design, digital literacy, networking, and more. Panasonic North America will be the anchor funder of Tech World which will operate in conjunction with local universities and nonprofits. NAN-Newark Tech World will serve as a high-tech community center for the City of Newark.
Who: Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Founder and President of National Action Network Rev. Al Sharpton
Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Corporation of North America Joseph M. Taylor
New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino
Director of NAN – Newark Tech Center and National Action Network NJ State Director Rev. Steffie Bartley
State Chairman of New Jersey Chapters of National Action Network State Director Rev. David Jefferson, Sr.
Lord Dowdell, National Action Network Technology Director Lord Dowdell
What: Will Announce National Action Network’s partnership with the City of Newark, New Jersey and Panasonic Corporation of North America for the NAN – Newark Tech World
When: Thursday, October 13th
Where: 400 Hawthorne Street
Between Clinton Place and Osborne Terrace
MEDIA NOTE: Parking is available in nearby streets and lots.
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