Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Lincoln Park, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Lincoln Park, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
JC Carnival is turning 27 when the Jersey City West Indian Caribbean American Carnival Association Inc.’s (JCWICACAI) Statewide Carnival Parade and Post Parade Grand Marshal Roaming Relay take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24.The Carnival Parade takes place on Saturday, July 23, at noon when it makes its way from Lincoln Park in Jersey City to Jersey City City Hall. The parade takes place every July, the month of the year that celebrates the Caribbean community and culture.The large parade is always a joyful e...
JC Carnival is turning 27 when the Jersey City West Indian Caribbean American Carnival Association Inc.’s (JCWICACAI) Statewide Carnival Parade and Post Parade Grand Marshal Roaming Relay take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24.
The Carnival Parade takes place on Saturday, July 23, at noon when it makes its way from Lincoln Park in Jersey City to Jersey City City Hall. The parade takes place every July, the month of the year that celebrates the Caribbean community and culture.
The large parade is always a joyful event featuring marching units, characters, and bands with vibrant, colorful clothing, costumes, and Caribbean music.
The parade of bands will be showcased at the reviewing stand at City Hall of Jersey City, 280 Grove St., and the bands will then proceed to the parade’s end on Columbus Drive and Warren Street.
Following that will be the Grand Marshal Roaming Relay at 5 p.m. in the city of Orange. The event is hosted by GM ‘22 Sarrah Ann Baseanoo at Sarrah Café TrinBago. The celebration will then returns to Jersey City for the “Night Lime” hosted by GM ‘22 Stacey Flanagan, GM ‘22 Christine Goodman, and GM ‘22 Pam Andes at Hard Grove. The night will conclude in Jersey City at the Last Lap event hosted by GMs ‘22 Michael & Nia Griffin at Moore’s Lounge until midnight.
On Sunday, July 24, the JCWICACAI’s will celebrate at noon in Hoboken with the Heal & Release Day event hosted by GM ‘22 Justin “DJ Deep” Hyppolite, Jr. at the Hoboken Riverfront. The second day celebrations will conclude in Newark at the “Evening Lime” hosted by GM ‘22 Hon. Aboubacar Koyate.
The parade participants include the JCWICACAI’s Grand Marshals Class of 2022: Aruba’s Lance Louison; Antigua and Isle of Jersey City’s Nia Griffin; Barbados’ Consul General Oral Mackie Holder; Barbados and Jamaica’s Joseph Cameron; Cuba’s Christopher Perez; Dominican Republic’s Glenis Polanco, Jose Terrero; Garden State of NJ’s Monya Taylor Davis; Attorney Margo Chaly, Esq.; Grenada’s Junior George; Guyana’s Petal Britton Gadsden, Michelle Gibbs; Haiti’s Judge Sybil Elias, Josie Payoute, Justin DJ Deep Hyppolite, Jr.; Hudson County’s Det. Tori Carter, Charles Blue, Kelly Soto; International Africa’s Hon. Aboubacar Koyate, Chef Olanike Awoleye; Isle of Jersey City’s Rev. Daryl Griffin, Sr., Dr. Chanelle Adams Griffin, Councilwoman at Large Amy DeGise, Sam Pesin, Christine Goodman, Pam Andes, GSL Doris Nicholson, Doris Toni Ervin, Artiste Alvin D. Pettit, Posthumous Photographer Richard McCormack, Stacey Flanagan; Isle of Jersey City and Guyana’s Michael Griffin; Isle of Jersey City & Jamaica’s Veteran Juliet Foster; Jamaica’s Dr. Sharon McKenzie; Puerto Rico’s Omayra Olmo Young, Kenny Rodriquez, Detective Melissa Sarmiento, Robert Quinones, Neida Rivera; St. Kitts and Nevis’ Kylla Herbert; Trinidad and Tobago’s Consul General J. Andre Laveau, Sarrah Ann Baseanoo, Gail Yvette Davis, Roger Williams “DJ Master Blaster”, Calvin Collins “DJ Spice”, Artist Devon Martin “Lyrikal”; Venezuela and Isle of Jersey City’s Catalina Aranguren, and Virgin Islands’ Iya Emeni.
The Parade of Bands includes Karibbean Konnectionz presenting Mas-Moko-Music; Frederick Douglass Juneteenth NJOF Jersey City Chapter presenting All Things Juneteenth; Caribbean Crowd Pleasers presenting Straight in Di Fete-Paint & Powder Fete; World Ah Jab presenting Jab in the City; Caribbean American Pride NY & King Earl Production; Jersey City Queen Directors – Celebrating Culture & Diversity; Academic Excellence, Children Band; JCNJ Haitians presenting This is Haiti; Memory of GM ‘22 Richard McCormack; Catwalk on de Road Designer Tyrone Chablis & Designers presenting Carnival Meets Fashion; Jersey City Puerto Rican Parade presenting 62 Years Honoring Culture; Los Andulleros de Santiago presenting Ocean Blue; Egbe IWA The Society of Character Rites of Passage, 20 years Celebrating Youth of the Future; WIADCA, NY Carnival is Back; SJ Festival & All US Caribbean; Something Positive, Traditional Carnival Characters.
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ISELIN, N.J., July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution announced today the Bank has awarded $475,000 in funding to five non-profit organizations as part of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program for fiscal year 2022. The nonprofit org...
ISELIN, N.J., July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution announced today the Bank has awarded $475,000 in funding to five non-profit organizations as part of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program for fiscal year 2022. The nonprofit organizations will use the funding to implement revitalization plans that address housing and economic development, provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to start businesses and job training for local residents, as well as complementary activities such as social services, recreation activities, and open space improvements. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (the “Department”) served as the intermediary agency between the non-profit organizations and Provident Bank.
NRTC program funding from Provident Bank has been awarded by the Department to the following non-profit organizations:
“Provident Bank is proud to support these worthy non-profit organizations through the NRTC program,” said Joseph Spatola, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and CRA Officer. “Our investment in this program is essential to these organizations’ efforts to advance their missions and revitalize their respective neighborhoods, and is consistent with our commitment to helping the communities we serve,” added Spatola.
The NRTC Program, which is administered by DCA’s Division of Housing and Community Resources, is designed to spur the renewal of neighborhoods at risk of experiencing a downturn. It accomplishes this through strategies developed by local residents and community-based nonprofit organizations that assist them, as well as through financial contributions from corporations.
The community organizations prepare, submit, and receive approval from DCA for multi-year revitalization plans for the neighborhoods they serve. The corporations contribute funding to the NRTC Program and in return receive a 100 percent tax credit against various New Jersey state taxes. Every year, projects from the approved revitalization plans are listed in a qualified projects pool from which corporations choose the ones they want to financially support.
The NRTC funds must be used by the nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that will implement the goals of the approved neighborhood plans.
About Provident BankProvident Bank, a community-oriented financial institution offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $13.62 billion as of March 31, 2022. With $11.37 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey, as well as Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania and Nassau and Queens counties in New York. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company and insurance services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Provident Protection Plus, Inc. For more information about Provident Bank, visit www.provident.bank or join the conversations on Facebook (ProvidentBank) and Twitter (@ProvidentBank).
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evaxion Biotech A/S (NASDAQ: EVAX) (“Evaxion” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in the development of AI-driven immunotherapies, announced today its second quarter 2022 financial results and provided an operational and business update.Lars Wegner, CEO of Evaxion, said: “Evaxion announced multiple exciting milestones in the second quarter of 2022. We expanded our DNA oncology vaccine program into no...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evaxion Biotech A/S (NASDAQ: EVAX) (“Evaxion” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in the development of AI-driven immunotherapies, announced today its second quarter 2022 financial results and provided an operational and business update.
Lars Wegner, CEO of Evaxion, said: “Evaxion announced multiple exciting milestones in the second quarter of 2022. We expanded our DNA oncology vaccine program into non-small cell lung cancer, identified gonorrhea as our second bacterial product target and successfully produced our personalized melanoma immunotherapies for our dedicated clinical trial of EVX-02 for resectable melanoma. We expect to begin the Phase 2b trial combining EVX-01 with Merck’s KEYTRUDA®, for treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma, in the second half of 2022. We believe that these significant steps, including the progression of our clinical programs and the manufacture of clinical supplies, highlight the potential for our exciting pipeline of cancer therapies to improve the treatment landscape in melanoma and other cancers.”
Dr. Wegner continued, “Evaxion’s goal is to develop our programs through Phase 2 before seeking to out-license them. We are actively discussing potential partnerships with multiple pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. As of June 30, 2022, our cash reserves totaled $25.3 million. We expect these funds to support our product development efforts for the next 12 months.”
Operational and Business Highlights in the Second Quarter of 2022
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Expected Milestones in First Half of 2023
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Webcast and Conference Call
Evaxion will host a webcast and conference call today, August 10, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
To dial-in for the conference call, please use the following details:
US: +1-844-825-9789International: +1-412-317-5180Conference ID: 10169785
Alternatively to access the audio webcast, please visit the events page of Evaxion’s website at:https://evaxion-biotech.com/news-and-events/events/default.aspx
KEYTRUDA® is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA.
About EvaxionEvaxion Biotech A/S is a clinical-stage biotech company developing AI-powered immunotherapies. With our proprietary and scalable AI technology, we decode the human immune system to discover and develop novel immunotherapies for cancer, bacterial diseases, and viral infections. Evaxion has a broad pipeline of novel product candidates, including three patient-specific cancer immunotherapies. It is located in Hørsholm, Denmark, with 70 employees.
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This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this announcement regarding the Company’s future operations, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, all statements other than statements of historical fact included in this announcement about future events are subject to (i) change without notice and (ii) factors beyond the Company’s control. These statements may include, without limitation, any statements preceded by, followed by, or including words such as “target,” “believe,” “expect,” “hope,” “aim,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “anticipate,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “estimate,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “will,” “can have,” “likely,” “should,” “would,” “could”, and other words and terms of similar meaning or the negative thereof. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including but not limited to: risks associated with the Company’s financial condition and need for additional capital; risks associated with the Company’s development work; cost and success of the Company’s product development activities and preclinical and clinical trials; risks related to commercializing any approved pharmaceutical product developed using the Company’s AI platform technology, including the rate and degree of market acceptance of the Company’s product candidates; risks related to the Company’s dependence on third parties including for conduct of clinical testing and product manufacture; risks associated with the Company’s inability to enter into partnerships; risks related to government regulation; risks associated with protection of the Company’s intellectual property rights; risks related to employee matters and managing growth; risks related to the Company’s ADSs and ordinary shares, risks associated with the pandemic caused by the coronavirus known as COVID-19 and the emergence and prevalence of COVID-19 variants, such as the Delta and Omicron variant and certain related variants such as the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants, risks associated with the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia and other risks and uncertainties affecting the Company’s business operations and financial condition.
Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties beyond the Company’s control that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from the expected results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the Company’s business in general, see the risks described in the “Risk Factors” section included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on March 31, 2022 and the Company’s current and future reports filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as of the date hereof, and except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.
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|Total liabilities and equity||$||34,004||$||40,163|
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|Research and development expenses||$||4,112||$||5,111||$||8,916||$||9,004|
|General and administrative expenses||2,147||1,915||3,742||3,197|
|Net loss before tax||(4,945||)||(7,488||)||(10,983||)||(11,988||)|
|Income tax benefit||177||669||424||1,076|
|Net loss for the period||$||(4,768||)||$||(6,819||)||$||(10,559||)||$||(10,912||)|
|Net loss attributable to equity holders of Evaxion Biotech A/S||$||(4,768||)||$||(6,819||)||$||(10,559||)||$||(10,912||)|
|Loss per share – basic and diluted||$||(0.20||)||$||(0.36||)||$||(0.45||)||$||(0.59||)|
|Number of shares used for calculation (basic and diluted)||23,361,533||19,198,668||23,283,107||18,535,685|
RED BANK, NJ - More than 120 rising 9th-12th graders from College Achieve Public Charter School (CAPS)--a network of public charter schools serving predominantly low-income students of color in Paterson, Plainfield, North Plainfield, Neptune Township and Asbury Park –returned last week from summer school at some of the best universities in the nation as well as Oxford University in England through its inaugural summer program. Called the Summer Of A Lifetime (SOAL), the program offered students, some of whom h...
RED BANK, NJ - More than 120 rising 9th-12th graders from College Achieve Public Charter School (CAPS)--a network of public charter schools serving predominantly low-income students of color in Paterson, Plainfield, North Plainfield, Neptune Township and Asbury Park –returned last week from summer school at some of the best universities in the nation as well as Oxford University in England through its inaugural summer program. Called the Summer Of A Lifetime (SOAL), the program offered students, some of whom haven’t traveled outside the state in which they live, an immersive experience on a college campus as well as exposure to travel and different cultures through its partnership with Oxford University.
“As lifelong educators in communities with high poverty, we’ve always seen bright students who excelled in high school, got into top universities, and struggled to fit or even dropped out their first year because they felt uncomfortable and out of place. We had to change that,” said Michael Piscal, CEO and Founder of College Achieve Public Schools. “Filling that social capital gap for our students is one of our main goals at College Achieve, which is why we’re sending them on ski trips, offering students internship opportunities and summer jobs and taking them to see plays at the local theater. These are all activities that are not part of their daily lives, but the exposure will help them feel less like outsiders and more like they belong everywhere that their hard work and abilities take them in life.”
For one to three weeks, students immersed themselves in the college experience. They attended classes taught by professors, adjuncts or Rhodes Scholars at the universities, lived in the dorms and experienced the typical day of a student on a college campus. They also visited sites around the schools including Stonehenge and Windsor Castle in England and the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Studies show that these intangible travel, cultural and life experiences help students feel more culturally comfortable on campus. In the United States, “white students at public colleges are two and a half times more likely to graduate than Black students, and 60 percent more likely to graduate than Latino students.” In fact, one in four first-generation college students do not return for their second year of college and one in three first-generation college students with parents who have no college experience drop out prior to completing a degree.
“There are so many students for whom college is not a given, who don’t have family members and friends telling them stories about their time in college. When they eat in the dining hall, sit in college classrooms, attend classes taught by professors and just spend the day on a university campus, we’re showing them that they belong at these schools, that it is possible for them to get into the best colleges in the nation and that they can be successful,” said Brian Taylor, who founded CAPS’ Princeton University SOAL program. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that for many of our College Achieve scholars, these few weeks are going to change their lives and mold their hopes for the future they want to build.”
CAPS was founded to help close the achievement gap between students of color and their White and Asian peers and to prepare students to get to and through college. They held their first graduation in May, where 100 percent of the seniors at College Achieve Central were accepted to at least one college or university and each graduated having taken at least three AP classes. Programs like SOAL will become a critical part of developing well-rounded students who are ready for university.
“We’re giving the kids a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with an experience they would never have had at this juncture in their young lives,” Jodi Henderson McInerney, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of CAPS said. “I’ve already seen such growth in their independence after just a few short days of travel. The lessons they’re learning about themselves and how to navigate the world safely that allows them to explore are priceless.”
State testing data shows their program is working. CAPS schools far outperform their neighborhood public schools. Most recently, CAPS students excelled on the Start Strong state testing that measured learning loss after the pandemic. The results from all three College Achieve schools showed their students needed significantly less support than their peers in neighboring schools in math and ELA.
“Many of our scholars had several firsts by participating in our SOAL program: the first time on a plane, the first time leaving America, and the first time visiting England, Harvard, and/or Princeton,” Dr. Gemar Mills, Chief Academic Officer & Executive Director of College Achieve Paterson Charter School said. “College Achieve school leaders know that being able to envision yourself at a top university is a critical first step in our students believing they can be successful anywhere their talents and hard work takes them.”
Similarly, CAPS plans to expand the SOAL program in the summer of 2023 due to its popularity among students and the positive impact it has already had on its participating scholars.
“We hope to send every high school student away at least one summer for the experience of a lifetime to an amazing college or university. We think it will make a world of difference,” Corri Ravare, Executive Director of College Achieve Central Charter School in Plainfield and North Plainfield said.
New agreement with global auto innovator reinforces Lincoln’s commitment to delivering industry-leading EV training program for its students.Parsippany, NJ, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training for more than 75 years, has signed a new agreement with Tesla, the world leader in electric vehicle (EV) production. A Tesla training facility will be established at Lincoln Tech’s Denver, CO campus as part of...
Parsippany, NJ, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training for more than 75 years, has signed a new agreement with Tesla, the world leader in electric vehicle (EV) production. A Tesla training facility will be established at Lincoln Tech’s Denver, CO campus as part of a 3-year plan whereby the school will provide Tesla START training at no cost to students to help develop the next generation of Tesla’s service technician workforce. Automotive Technology graduates from any of Lincoln Tech’s campuses will be eligible to apply for this advanced EV training program.
“Entering into this agreement with Tesla solidifies Lincoln Tech’s commitment to providing electric vehicle training for 21st century Automotive Technicians,” says Scott Shaw, Lincoln Tech’s President and CEO. “It is the latest advancement in our EV training programs, and having Tesla’s backing and input in developing these programs will be invaluable for our organization and for our students. It is our intention to become the leading provider of EV Automotive Technology training,” Shaw adds.
Students accepted into the 16-week program will receive an hourly stipend while they train. The Tesla training facility will occupy approximately 6,000 square feet of space in Lincoln Tech’s Denver campus. Tesla will also provide vehicles, tools, equipment, charging stations and its own instructors to deliver the program. Upon completion of the program, graduates may be recruited for positions at Tesla service centers across North America.
Lincoln will provide logistical support for the capstone program, including aiding Tesla in recruiting technicians looking to further their skills on Electric Vehicle systems in pursuit of careers with one of the world’s fastest-growing auto brands. The potential to expand to additional Lincoln campuses is also being considered as Tesla faces the need for skilled technicians across North America.
“This is an exciting, incredible opportunity for our campus and for all of Lincoln Tech’s automotive graduates,” says Kelly Moore, President of the Denver campus. “We’re focused on the future of the automotive industry, and our campus will be one of only six schools in the western U.S. – one of only 10 across the nation – to offer the Tesla START program.”
The Tesla EV training program will be available to Lincoln Tech graduates from all its Automotive Technology campuses across the country: Denver; Columbia, MD; East Windsor, CT; Grand Prairie, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Mahwah and Union, NJ; Melrose Park, IL; Nashville, TN; Philadelphia, PA; and Queens, NY. Overall, the U.S. Department of Labor projects more than 690,000 openings across the country for skilled, trained auto technicians by 2030*.
* Career growth projections can be found at onetonline.org for the years 2020-2030 and are current as of July 16, 2022.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 22 campuses in 14 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology and Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institutes in both Maryland and Connecticut.
For more information, go to lincolntech.edu.
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