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Henry Martinez- Co-President

Windel Bobadilla- Co-President

Riqueidy Pena- Vice President

Erica Williams- Secretary

Soribel Vasquez- Secretary

Ms. T. Jackson, Advisor


Ms. T. Jackson

Student Government





The School of Government and Public Administration celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a program that included two aides from Senator Menendez’s office, Darcy Gallego who works for Senator Menendez’s Outreach Team, and Chris Flores who works for Senator Menendez’s Press Department. The program was dedicated to Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, the first Latino to write Latino storylines and create Latino characters for Marvel Entertainment, as well as starting his own company graphic arts company, Somos Arte..

Ms. Gallego and Mr. Flores spoke to the students about the many jobs in the government sector and their experiences working in the Office of Senator Menendez and in Washington, D.C. They also spoke of their experiences in college and urged all students to become affiliated with political candidates or run for office themselves if they feel the current state or federal policies are unfair or ineffective

Ms. Gallego and Mr. Flores

Toy Collection for Puerto Rico

Eastside High School Sends Toys to Puerto Rico

 When 9 year old Jayden Rosado told his mother Anna Rosado, he wanted to donate all of his Christmas presents to the children of Puerto Rico, he had no idea that his message would resonate in the hearts of the students at Eastside High School.   The Eastside High School Student Government Organizations together with the Interact Clubs hosted a toy drive during the month of December to donate towards his efforts.   Jayden Rosado and his family came to the EHS campus on December 15th to pick up over 100 toys collected to send to Puerto Rico.  Anna Rosado, an Eastside High School alumnus, was touched by the generosity of the staff and students and made a promise that every toy collected would be delivered to the churches and orphanages of Puerto Rico.  She explained, “ I am overwhelmed by the response we have received, thanks to Jayden, over 3,000 children in the most affected areas of Puerto Rico will get toys for Christmas.” 

Toys for Puerto Rico


SGA helps Puerto Rico

On Sunday, October 8th, Eastside Campus’ Student Government Association (SGA) and other clubs moved thousands of pounds of food and household supplies and packed them onto trucks to be delivered to the victims of Hurricane Maria to relieve suffering inflicted on Puerto Rico. As a state-wide initiative, this Passaic County effort was led by City Council Vice President Luis Velez and the organization, Puerto Rico United. At Eastside Campus, Toni Jackson, advisor for the School of Government and Public Administration SGA, enlisted the help of the Student Government Association, the National Honor Society, the ASPIRA Club and the JROTC. Students from the clubs volunteered for, and put in a full day’s work! Materials were donated from many sources, including churches, businesses and individuals.

Supplies for Puerto Rico

            Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage author visit

The Student Government Association of the School of Government and Public Administration celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by inviting educator and historian, Jose E. Velazquez Luyanda to speak to the student body. Mr. Luyanda spoke about the rich and diverse cultures that Latin America is comprised of and encouraged the students to become more united by not looking at their differences, but focusing on their similarities. He ended his visit by giving a book he wrote, entitled “The Puerto Rican Movement, Voices from the Diaspora”, to the library. In addition to Mr. Luyanda’ speech, the audience was entertained by the Dominican Independence Day outfits designed by members of Aspira, an organization created to enrich the lives of the Latino youth, which is located at Eastside High School. The program ended with a dedication to the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico.


Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month (additional meetings held for special events).


Eliana Morales 

Christopher Roman

Kayla Santiago

Emanuel James 

Elijah Davis 

Carlos Figueroa 

Carmen Encarnacion 

Avagay Gayle  

Elighwan Curry  

Annie Rivas

Yanisbel Marte

Emely Hernandez 

Mariela Andujar

Markelys Solis Familia

Johanny Sosa

Nyrobi Dixon

Daniel Ramirez

Christopher Kenz

Daniel Quevedo

Yeison Escobar

Kayra Richards

Kilman Vasquez

Earth Day

Students from the Student Government Association of the School of Government and Public Administration (GOPA) at Eastside participated in the 4th Annual Earth Day activities conducted by the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park. Before embarking on a clean-up of the park, the students heard a brief overview of the history of Paterson with regard to the Great Falls and the significance of Paterson as one of the first industrial cities in the United States. The event gave the students a chance to reflect upon the importance of keeping the environment clean and enhanced their knowledge of the environment with a Science Expo which included presentations by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, The Great Swamp Watershed, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, and a host of other schools and agencies.