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February 19, 2013 > Newark Unified receives grant

Newark Unified receives grant

By Miriam G. Mazliach
Photos By Fremont Bank

At its February 5, 2013 School Board meeting, Newark Unified School District was on the receiving end of a generous donation of $17,700 from Fremont Bank. The District will use the funds to purchase the Naviance system. Students at Newark Junior High, Newark Memorial High and MacGregor Alternative Learning Campus, as well as school counselors, staff and parents, will utilize this state of the art software platform to assist with college and career planning.

"We are very excited to get it," states Newark Schools Superintendent, Dave Marken. "Fremont bank is funding the first year of Naviance, which also includes the setup of the system and training. The bank is a great partner." He indicates however, that the district still needs to come up with funds to pay for Naviance's annual licensing fee.

Sean Nand, who serves as president of the Newark Education Foundation, says he approached his employer, Fremont Bank, and was asked to submit an application for the donation request. After Fremont Bank's review, they granted the funds for the Naviance program. Marken states, "It is a very exciting time for the Newark Education Foundation and the organization's new president, Sean Nand. The foundation's efforts are ramping up, with the addition of new board members. "Fremont Bank is a local community bank that believes in giving back to the community," says Nand.

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