After School Tutorials

As part of Team Walker's emphasis on education, children from Jersey City can take advantage of after-school tutoring and study hall sessions. Demonstrating that children can blend academics with recreation and improved life skills, Team Walker tutors work to assist children in academic disciplines and supplement their classroom instruction.

The Team Walker After School Program

At The Team Walker After School Program, focus is placed on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming. Activities and lesson plans are designed that promote critical and creative thinking skills as well as provide students access to the fields of education that are shaping our society. One exciting aspect of this program is a STEM live Video Link with NASA every week during the school year at our learning center.

Our goal is to create positive members of society. Aside from strict academics, we give attention to the entire student. We encourage cross-cultural awareness, promote self-esteem, and endorse respect of one's self and others. To be effective in this task we believe family member involvement is critical and provide monthly family member workshops to facilitate participation. We also provide opportunities for student participants to explore and learn through exciting programming and field trips. Past trips have included: Dorney Park, the NJ Nets, Solomon Smith-Barney trading floor, PSE&G Power plant, Columbia University, The Newark Museum, The Malcom Pray Achievement Center, America's Grow-A-Row, Liberty Science Center and The Museum of Natural History.

The Team Walker After School Program operates during the academic school year and is open to both boys and girls, grades 4 -10. Additionally, plans have been put in place to provide assistance to younger children. We currently accept students from the following schools: PS22, PS3, PS15, PS17, MS4, Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School, Jersey City Community Charter School and Lincoln High School.

After School Recreation

Each afternoon, Mon to Fri, Team Walker supervises open gym activities at PS 22 School in Jersey City. Additionally, from 3-7 pm, grade school children are able to play pick-up basketball and enjoy the opportunity to burn some energy after a busy day in the classroom.

One of the most visible groups in Jersey City, The Team Walker Steppers provide young girls with the opportunity to develop dance and step skills while learning the value of discipline and teamwork. The steppers practice and perform year-round, and can be seen at parades, children’s parties and the annual Team Walker Holiday Party. Academic criteria must be met to participate in the squad, with uniforms provided to each of the girls

One of our newest programs is a drama class for interested young boys and girls, tapping into the creative side of our children.

We also recently created a girls basketball team for the young ladies.

One program that combines both education and recreation is the free farmers market offered to the Team Walker community on Saturday mornings. In partnership with America’s Grow-A-Row, our children have the experience of visiting a working farm where they can pick vegetables and learn about farming. The product from this farm is then offered at our farmers market.

Summer Camp

Team Walker offers two summer camp experiences. One allows children to have summer fun in a safe, friendly environment. The second is our STEM summer camp offered at the Team Walker Learning Center. This camp provides an opportunity for children to continue the learning experience during the summer months.

Beginning in the month of July, children take to the outdoor courts of Dr. Lena Edwards Park for neighborhood basketball competition. Grammar school, junior varsity and senior varsity leagues compete to make the playoffs, with trophies going to the winners.

Team Walker
373 Communipaw Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey 07304
Tel. 201-433-1888 Fax. 201-433-4334
Email :

Jerry Walker - President and CEO

Zoraida Veras - Director of Operations

Support Staff:
Positive Impact Partners
James Lampariello
Ed Schwartz
Justin Jackson

Team Walker Advisory Board

P.J. Carlesimo   Robin L. Cunningham   Cornelius Durkin
Paul T. Gregory   Arturas Karnisovas   Stephen Kuchen
Bob Ley   Christopher F. Lutz   Charles Mayer
Jim O'Brien   Joseph Pardi   Robert Sloan

Team Walker 2016 Board of Trustees

Chairman Leo J. Zatta
    John T. Baier
New York Life Insurance Company
Dean Cole
    Patrick Dunne
Bryan Felt
Seton Hall University
    Robert Fetterly
Reliance Graphics
Carl Gargiulo
Strulowitz & Gargiulo Physical Therapy
    F. Michael Giles
Judge, Superior Court of NJ (retired)
Joseph Hughes
Country Club Services, Inc.
    Dianne Jacobs
Jacobs Consulting, LLC
Jared J. Limbach
Donnelly, Minter & Kelly, LLC
    Craig McGraw
Trans American Trucking
Jerry Walker
President & CEO
Team Walker
    Elnardo J. Webster II
Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala, & Taylor
Trustee Emeritus
Phillip J. McGee