The Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association today honored 11 leaders who have contributed to improving Newark during a fundraising breakfast at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Those honored were leaders in business, education, law enforcement as well as the senior community.
Attendees were welcomed to the event by NJIT President Joel Bloom.
Money raised from the event will go toward providing scholarships for deserving high school and college students from Newark. Since ARJ Civic was founded in 2014, the organization has given out more than $10,000 in scholarships each year.
In addition to providing scholarships, ARJ Civic hosts numerous events for seniors, including a Valentine’s Day event Mother’s and Father’s Day lunch and day trips to casinos in Atlantic City and Bethlehem, Pa. For families, ARJ Civic host Movies in the Park twice every summer with a Back-to-School Night in which more than 500 free backpacks are distributed to children.
Here are the winners of the 2019 Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association Leadership Awards
(Please click on the links to learn more about the honorees.)
Waseem Boraie, Vice President, Boraie Development
Michele Gonzalez, PSEG
Isaac Frankel, Managing Partner, Creative Capital
Erasmo Ponce, Chief Executive Officer Tortilleria Chinantla, Inc.
Maritiza Gutierrez, Owner, Supreme Reality
Roger León, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools
Diane Hill, Assistant Chancellor, University-Community Partnership, Rutgers University
Theresa Adubato, Principal, Robert Treat Academy
Barbara Martinez, Chief External Officer, Uncommon Schools North Star Academy
Mitchell McGuire, Chief of Detectives, Essex County Prosecutor
Julia Ferreria, Manger, Hillcrest Management/Ballantyne House