NJSACC is 30 years old! Come celebrate with us!

 Guess What?

NJ’s only statewide afterschool network is 30 years old!

 Save the Date and stay tuned for more information to come soon.

When : May 16th, 2012 from 1pm-4:30pm
Where: Digiplex Rialto Theater in Westfield, New Jersey
Cost:    Free -be our guest

A private screening of the documentary film  Brooklyn Castle

Brooklyn Castle Trailer

This is  a documentary about Intermediate School 318 – a junior high where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level that also happens to have the best junior high school chess team, bar none, in the country. The team wins almost every tournament in which they compete (they have more national titles than any other middle school in the U.S.), and regularly defeats schools that have resources I.S. 318 could only dream about. I.S. 318 is home to some of the highest rated young players in the country – in fact, if Albert Einstein, who was rated 1800, were to join the team, he’d only rank fourth. Chess is the cornerstone of I.S. 318’s vibrant roster of afterschool programs, and it has transformed the school from one cited in 2003 as a “school in need of improvement” to one of New York City’s most thriving. Assistant Principal John Galvin credits chess and the school’s more than 40 other afterschool classes – as well as its tireless, dedicated staff – with achieving this sea change, and creating a “culture of success” at I.S. 318.


Come celebrate afterschool in New Jersey with NJSACC .

  • See the film.
  • Meet the filmmakers
  • Have some popcorn
  • Participate in the rich  discussion to follow the film
  • Network
  • Reception


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