The Community Foundation of New Jersey, the Victoria Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Newark Public Schools today announced the creation of the Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund, a $1 million dollar endowment ensuring Newark children get outside their classrooms to experience field trips that enhance learning for many years to come.
The Pi Chubb Newark Field Trip Fund is a special endowment that will be part of Field Trip New Jersey, a program that launched in January to provide transportation funding for field trips to schools in underserved communities across New Jersey.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, the Victoria Foundation and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Newark students will have more opportunities to go on field trips that will take them beyond the classroom and into the world of history, culture, the arts, nature and science,” said Christopher D. Cerf, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools. “We want to create a learning environment that will allow our students to learn and grow, not only in the classroom, but in the real world. More field trips will help inspire our students to use their imagination and dream big, and we are excited to see what doors this fund will open for them.”