Internship Program 

We partner our students with some of Newark’s leading institutions to place our students with organizations like the Abbott Leadership Institute, NJPAC, Newark Public Library, the City of Newark’s Department of Law, Rutgers University-Newark, Newark Public Radio, and many more.

Our students spend an entire school year interning 20-25 hours a month learning crucial skills that set them up for a lifetime of success.

And by working at organizations so central to the heart and soul of Newark, students gain a deeper understanding of their city and an appreciation for the people of their community.

Internships also allow students to make connections and develop skills that serve them well beyond the end of their placements.

Jerome, a People’s Prep alumnus, interned at Gadget Software for three years, where he discovered a passion and a talent for programming that brought him to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on a full scholarship. Temilade, a People’s Prep junior, learned from her supervisors how to be confident in herself when going on job interviews and developed critical networking skills to help her build relationships in her fields of interest. 

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Community Service

We are committed to giving back to Newark and our communities.

Each fall, we host an annual Day of Service, where our entire school community comes together to support local organizations, including Community Foodbank, Branch Brook Park, Greater Newark Conservancy, La Casa de Don Pedro, and New Community Corporation.

Throughout the year, our students continue to regularly volunteer at these organizations and others, embedding themselves even deeper into their communities while doing meaningful work.  

“The work that I do at PPCS helps diminish the opportunity gap. I am able to provide my students with opportunities that did not exist for me as a young girl who attended a small public school with minimal resources.”

– Manoushka Adam

College Prep For ALL Students

Choosing your high school is a big step on your journey to college graduation.
People’s Prep believes that all students should have the option of a college preparatory program.

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