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Teens From Around Globe To Meet For Cultural Exchange In Newark

Newark, NJ (Aug. 4, 2015) — About 100 teenagers from more than a dozen countries around the globe will take part in a cultural exchange with youth from Newark, New Jersey, as part of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Social Ventures for Social Development Seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New Community Corporation, 233 West Market St. in Newark. Student engagement will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The international teenagers—hailing from China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Korea and other countries—are in the United States to attend FDU’s Social Ventures for Social Development Seminar and the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations, which takes place from August 5 to August 7.

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 Social Ventures for Social Development (SVSD) is an intensive certificate-based mini-course developed and delivered by Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) with the support of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF), 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 officials from New Community. 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.

Media contact:
Eunice Lee