Valley National Bank Donates Computers to the Prospect Park Elementary School Before-and-After School Care Program

Valley’s first New Jersey Pop-Up Moment
The event kicks off Valley’s first New Jersey Pop-Up Moment

Prospect Park, N.J. – Thursday, April 24, 2018 – As part of Valley National Bank’s new “Pop-Up Moments,” representatives from Valley visited the Prospect Park Elementary School on Thursday, April 19, to deliver 10 laptop computers for their Before-and-After School Care program. These computers will support the staff’s curriculum needs.
 
“Providing access to technology is key to improving education and equipping students with the skills and resources they need to thrive in today’s digital society,” said Robert Bardusch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

The Prospect Park Elementary School Before-and-After School Care Program is a joint venture between the Prospect Park School District and the Wayne Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest New Jersey to support the needs of working parents in the local Prospect Park community. 

“When we spoke to the Wayne Boys & Girls Club they expressed a need to address their digital resources,” Bardusch continued. “We feel that by donating these computers, we can help make a meaningful difference in the lives of these students.”

“We continue to focus on providing educational components that support STEM education,” remarked Dan Dipsey, Director of the Wayne Boys & Girls Club unit. “These laptops will help us enhance the learning experience for our students.”

Pop Up Moments are events designed to randomly surprise individuals and groups who make a positive difference in the local community. Over the next few months, Valley will schedule these events to celebrate some of the great things that are happening in the local neighborhoods throughout New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama. 

About the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest New Jersey
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest New Jersey is committed to providing our youth a safe place to learn and grow.  Each year, over 5,200 youth attend programs provided by one of our Clubs: Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne and Boys & Girls Clubs of Pequannock.
 
Our staff, board and volunteers are committed to ensuring each member has a positive experience at the club. We strive to make sure they each receive high-quality educational and athletic programs; learn the importance of giving back to the community and become positive role models to their peers.
 
The mission of our Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Through the hope and opportunity we provide, that mission is met each and every day.
 
About Valley National Bank
Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $29 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 230 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, Florida and Alabama. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest in product innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable staff with a high priority on friendly customer service. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit www.valleynationalbank.com or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.