The New Jersey Counseling Association Proudly Presents the NJCA and West Side High Mini-Community Fair

Date: Friday March 4, 2022

Address: 403 S. Orange Ave; Newark NJ 07103

(School auditorium)

Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Contact person: NJCA president Dr. Maria del C. Rodriguez

(email: [email protected])

NJCA & West Side High Counselors would like to support the school personnel, students and their family members as they navigate the continued stress associated with COVID-19 and other socioeconomic stressors impacting them individually and as a community.

We are inviting all counselors, both professionals and graduate students, to share their professional skills at the Spring 2022 NJCA & West Side High School mini-community fair.

Counselors from all specialties are welcome to participate.

Please sign up to teach a skill by February 14, 2022

If any counselor or graduate student is not able to participate but would like to support this event, we are accepting monetary donations to put together 4 gift baskets to be raffled at this event.

The due date is February 17, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How will the mini-community fair be set up?

A: There will be tables set up for your to showcase your skills and any tools or supplies you may need.

Q: Will participants have access to electricity if they need it for their presentation?

A: Maybe, but it will be limited, so please bring fully charged electronics with you.

Q: Are there any limitations to the facilities that participants should be aware of?

A: This is a first level auditorium so it is easily accessible to presenters who may use a wheelchair. 

Q: What is the history of West Side High, what are the students like who attend this school?

A: West Side High is an urban school predominantly serving African American & Latino students and it also enrolls students from other ethnic/racial backgrounds. The principal has a progressive approach to education in urban settings. Noticing that some of the students had difficulties with accessing laundry facilities in their residences, the principal installed washers/dryers in the school premises which any student can use after school hours.  Oprah Winfrey was so impressed with the school's model that she showcased the school in her TV program. She donated a half million to this school.