Night of Eloquence 2016
On Monday, May 9, 2016, the 17th Annual "Night of Eloquence" will took place at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville, NJ. As in years past, it was a celebratory event recognizing outstanding individual and team student performances in the presentation of their "Be the Change" plans for bringing realistic, positive change to their communities.
The evening, which was once again hosted by Stand & Deliver founder and president Steve Adubato, highlighting individual performers and a group of Stand & Deliver participants who engaged an audience of over 350 of their family members, peers, teachers and workshop leaders, as well as business and community leaders.
Additionally, the evening honored two highly accomplished individuals who are role models for young people everywhere, particularly in our inner cities. This year the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award was bestowed upon Laurence “Tony” Howell, Executive Director, Educational Opportunity Program, NJIT and Melissa Walker, President and Founder, Jazz House Kids.
2016 Stand & Deliver Honorees
Each year, at the Stand & Deliver "Night of Eloquence", we recognize highly accomplished individuals and organizations from the community that truly make a difference in the lives of Newark’s youth. This year we are proud to announce the 2016 honorees as follows: