THOUSANDS OF NEW JERSEY STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM CHARLES LAFITTE FOUNDATION’S KID’S CORNER GRANT

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Liberty Science Center
Elizabeth Romanaux, 201.253.1213
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THOUSANDS OF NEW JERSEY STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM
CHARLES LAFITTE FOUNDATION’S KID’S CORNER GRANT

Funds Will Provide Exclusive Science Center Access for
Students in  All 31 NJ “At-Risk” School Districts

Jersey City, NJ (September 28, 2012) – Liberty Science Center has been awarded a generous grant from the Charles Lafitte Foundation’s Kid’s Corner to support its Community Evenings. These exclusive events provide free Science Center access to all students, teachers, and families in New Jersey’s 31 “at-risk” school districts  (formerly classified as “Abbott”).

Held on seven nights during the school year, and after normal operating hours, the evenings give families an exclusive  opportunity to explore the Science Center’s exhibition galleries, experience the excitement of IMAX films and 3-D shows, and engage in special family programming, live demonstrations and hands-on activities, all at no cost.  Over 6,000 students, teachers, and families participate annually.

During their visits, learners of all ages enjoy hours of STEM * excitement to help them become actively connected to pivotal issues in science, health and society.  Each Community Evening is themed around a socially relevant issue or event and complements an exhibit, film or activity being presented at the Science Center that evening. Topics for the 2012-13 school year include  Health and Nutrition, Dental Health, Environmental Literacy, Green Energy, and many more.

*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

About Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center (LSC.org) is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages, LSC houses seven museum exhibition halls, a 3D theater, the nation’s largest IMAX® Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, tornado and storm-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher development programs. Over 600,000 students, teachers, and parents visit each year, and tens of thousands more benefit from the center’s offsite and online programs.

About Charles Lafitte Foundation

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives.  The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, childrens advocacy, medical research & issues, and the arts.  The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact.  In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations. For more information about the Charles Lafitte Foundation visit www.charleslafitte.org

Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ ■ 201.200.1000 ■ LSC.org

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