A Jersey City kids nonprofit group is reaching out for help.
New City Kids, an organization that provides after-school learning and performing arts programs for at-risk kids from low-income families, is one of five finalists in a nationwide competition for $100,000 in technology.
The nonprofit entered a video describing their technology needs in the Toshiba Helping Helpers contest.
In the film, After-School Center Director Jeremy Jerschina says that the center’s three computers and one printer (which is actually Jerschina’s personal printer) is not enough to support the center’s 80 kids and 40 teen interns. Often, he says, the staff has to lend students their personal computers to compensate.
The winner of the contest will be determined by votes through Toshiba’s Facebook page. Supporters can vote for New City Kids through the video’s page.
“If the citizens of Jersey City, Hudson County, and New Jersey could be behind us, supporting and voting for us, we could continue to provide increasingly better programming and education to the children and teens we interact with and serve every day,” Jerschina said.
Voting is open until March 9 and people can vote every day until the voting period ends. For more information, visit NewCityKids.com.
By Summer Dawn Hortillosa / The Jersey Journal