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Executive Director Welcome Event

October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Join the Project U.S.E. community at Mompou Tapas in the Ironbound section of Newark as we officially welcome new Executive Director John Petrillo.  The event will feature food, networking, and a short presentation for attendees to learn about the strategic direction that Project U.S.E. is headed in for 2019 and beyond.

John has been officially onboard with Project U.S.E. since the beginning of August 2018, and worked closely with the Project U.S.E. staff and board to learn about programming and begin to form a new strategic plan for the organization moving forward.  John has over 15 years of experience in the experiential and outdoor education field as an educator, facilitator, and researcher. He has led over a dozen semester-at-sea expeditions with the Ocean Classroom Foundation and most recently designed and ran the urban youth development sailing program at Rocking the Boat in the South Bronx, NY.

We look forward to seeing you for an informative, enjoying evening and sharing information about future plans for Project U.S.E. and how you can remain involved in programming, volunteering, and supporting our work in the coming years!

Event Agenda

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Food, Drinks, and Networking

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Official Executive Director Welcome & Presentation

7:30 pm to 8:45 pm – Dessert, Drinks, and Additional Networking

8:45 pm – Closing Remarks

The venue is within walking distance from Newark Penn Station; it is about two blocks away at 77 Ferry Street.  If you plan on driving, there are a few parking options available near Mompou:

  • Street Parking in the Ironbound along Ferry Street and other side streets is free after 6:00 pm if you are able to find an open spot.
  • Iberia Parking Lot (click link for directions via Google Maps): Located across the street from Mompou and a fee of $10.00 (cash only).  The lot is always open and has security.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Director of Operations Jeff Key at jkey@projectuse.org or (973) 645-0080.


October 24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Mompou Tapas
77 Ferry Street
Newark, NJ 07105 United States
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