Christie says hedge fund investor to help keep After 3 running

TRENTON – New Jersey After 3 will remain intact.

Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday that a “public private partnership” has been reached with Livingston hedge fund investor David Temper to keep the afterschool services organization open.

Temper will be the lead fundraiser and will help “bridge them through this difficult time.”

Christie said acting Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf will also try to get permission from the federal government to use Title 1 funds, which are used for other afterschool programs, for After 3.

He said the partnership is an example of “being inventive” by getting the private sector involved.

“Doors will not close. They will stay open.”

Earlier story:

N.J. After 3 to continue