Kumon Math & Reading Center of South Orange is an after-school math and reading program for students of all ages.…More Kumon schools have a unique, longer term approach to helping students. Their programs focus on core academic skills and also nurture strengths that are key to a child's success throughout their schooling. The South Orange center also has a Junior Kumon program for pre-school and kindergarten students.
John Lang, formerly affiliated with the Gallatin School of Individual Study at New York University, is a certified Kumon instructor and the owner of the South Orange center. Free placement exams are available, more information is available on their website.
Blue Ocean 314 Irvington Ave, South Orange, NJ07079 Blue Ocean is a neighborhood Chinese takeout establishment. The menu offers all of the usual selections. The…More restaurant is conveniently located in South Orange Village, making it easy to pick up dinner after classes, on the way home from work or after picking up kids from after-school programs. Blue Ocean also caters on request.
ACHIEVE Volunteer Tutor Program 525 Academy St, Maplewood, NJ07040 ACHIEVE is a volunteer tutor program funded through the South Orange/Maplewood Education Foundation, in partnership…More with the SO/M school district. ACHIEVE provides trained volunteer tutors (teens and adults) to tutor children in grades K-12 in the local public schools. Tutoring takes place in the day, after school, Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings.
Marshall School 262 Grove Rd, South Orange, NJ07079 Marshall School, which serves kindergarten through second grade students, is partnered with Maplewood's Jefferson…More School, which teaches third through fifth grades. The two schools share a PTA. Marshall's principal is Dr. Angelica Allen. Marshall has an after-school enrichment program and, inspired by its diverse student body, hosts international dinners as well as a movie night in January. It also has a large playground. Statistics are taken from the 2006-07 New Jersey school report card.
Reverend Sandye Wilson is in her fifth year as rector of St. Andrew. The church is on the verge of celebrating its…More 150th year and is in the midst of a capital campaign to fund improvements like the installation of an elevator. Its organ was dedicated in 1929. The congregation has a membership of 200 families and prides itself on diversity.
Youth programming includes a study hall called ACES for local high school students looking for help on assignments. There's also a homework help room on Wednesday nights. The Mission and Outreach Committee sponsors relief work in Darfur, New Orleans, Jamaica, Haiti and Afghanistan.
Masters of social work candidates from Fordham University hold office hours at St. Andrew and provide social work services for free to community members. The auditorium (where members of the congregation meet after services for coffee hour) is used for events like debate-watching parties (during the run-up to the general election), but it's also rented out to other groups. It's located next to an industrial kitchen.
The church is the site of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous meetings.
In the 2008-2009 season, Dreamcatcher is presenting two mainstage productions, two improvisational comedy nights, two new play readings, one holiday variety show, and the Dreamcatcher Junior show with child actors.
Spring's mainstage production is "The Great God Money," which will run March 6-22.
Dreamcatcher also has a four-week Summer Theatre Conservatory for students 10-17. Programming is supported by grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and private donors.
Dreamcatcher sends audition notices to Actors' Equity, though most of the performers are resident members of the company.
The group is available for private parties -- either before or after a performance at the Baird, or for receptions at locations in the area.
It offers interships to high school and college students, who work as crew managers or stage managers on productions.