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Teens From Asia, South America And North America To Come Together At New Community Corporation In Newark As Part Of Fairleigh Dickinson Program

Newark, NJ (Aug. 5, 2014) — Nearly 200 teenagers, including youth from China, Korea and Brazil, will take part in a cultural exchange with youth from Newark as part of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Emerging Global Leaders Seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the New Community Corporation, 233 West Market St. in Newark. Media are invited to cover the student engagement program, which will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The international teenagers are in the United States to attend FDU’s Emerging Global Leaders Seminar and the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations, taking place from August 2-8, 2014.

A highlight of the program at New Community will involve students from each nation participating in youth-led discussion aimed at applying local solutions to help solve pressing global issues. The theme for this year’s event is “social entrepreneurship.” Included in the discussion will be how programs and facilities run by New Community produce a social benefit.

During lunch, the students will have an opportunity to learn more about each other, develop friendships, and share their culture.

“New Community is once again pleased to participate in this wonderful international cultural exchange,” said Richard Rohrman, CEO of New Community. “I am confident this will be a learning experience these young people will not soon forget and that will help shape their world view for many years to come.”

The Emerging Global Leaders Seminar is an intensive certificate-based mini-course developed and delivered by Fairleigh Dickinson University with the support of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, an organization promoting Youth Leadership capacity-building opportunities and Peace through Cultural Exchange.

New Community Corporation is recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive non-profit community development organizations in the United States. New Community provides services in four basic areas: housing, health care, job training and education. The organization was founded in 1968 by Monsignor William J. Linder after the Newark civil unrest with the mission of improving quality of life for inner city residents to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.

During the morning session, students will be welcomed by NCC CEO Richard Rohrman. Members of the Newark Municipal Council have also been invited to attend. Also invited are U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez.

The international students will be staying at the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940 during their visit.

Event location: New Community Corporation is headquartered at 233 West Market St., Newark, NJ 07103.

Fairleigh Dickinson University, the largest private university in New Jersey, has two uniquely different campuses:  Florham Campus in Madison, NJ, and The Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ, offering doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees. The university has a campus in Wroxton, England, and Vancouver, British Columbia. It also has affiliations and partnerships with numerous institutions throughout the world. Dedicated to the preparation of global citizens through global education, the University features more than 100 degree programs. It was the first traditional university to require that all undergraduate students take one distance-learning course per year.

Media contacts:
Eunice Lee

Dina Schipper

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