Jennifer Garcia

I remember asking: what’s going on? They were talking about the hospital and Rutgers’ new project, and that [Lincoln Annex] students will have to go to the warehouse school. I told them that was where I went to school for a couple of years. I thought it was abandoned. I was surprised. I asked, why is that happening again?…I was thinking about my childhood, and I definitely did have a hard time. There are no windows. That’s the one thing I will always remember. There are no windows, [except] in the cafeteria and in the gym. So you don’t know time it is. When you leave from an after-school program, you get surprised that it’s night when you leave because you went in when it was day. So I was like, these students might go through that same experience that I went through. Those were my initial feelings.

Jennifer Garcia

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