Jaclyn Wood

Facebook Live Summer Info Series.

Throughout this series we will feature special guests that will tell us more about upcoming educational programs at the Grunin Center, as well as the programs and clubs featuring performing arts students on Ocean County College’s Campus.

This series is perfect for teachers, students, potential students, and community members alike!

Free! JOIN US Wednesdays at 2pm at facebook.com/GruninCenterOCC or watch below!


This week’s featured presenter: Jaclyn Wood, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

During this Facebook Live, Jaclyn will speak with Jessica Zawerczuk, Assistant Director of the Grunin Center for Marketing and Sales, about the Grunin Center’s educational programming, our educational plans for 2020-2021, and the impact arts education has on the community.

About Jaclyn

Jaclyn Wood is the Grunin Center’s Education and Community Engagement Coordinator, where she works to engage our communities with the amazing educational and cultural programs the Grunin Center has to offer. She works to make the arts accessible to youth, through programs such as the Schools n’ Stage Series, Community Arts and Music Summer Programs, and the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival for high school students. Her efforts give access to the arts to over 5,000 students each year. In addition, she coordinates Group Sales for the Grunin Center, and will soon be organizing summer camps.

Prior to coming to the Grunin Center, she received her Master’s Degree in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program and she worked for almost 15 years in the museum field- first at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia where she ran educational programs on the historic ships Olympia and Becuna and was the Historic Naval Ship Association’s Educator of the Year, and then at Tuckerton Seaport Museum where she worked with folk and traditional artists such as decoy carvers, basket makers, and boat builders, and introduced them to students as part of tours and in-school hands- on arts programs. Her programs at Tuckerton Seaport received seven Citations of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and at the Grunin Center she has been a part of successful grants to the NEA, NJ State Council on the Arts, and local foundations. She says “I am passionate about youth exposure to the arts because I know how much this exposure can be life-changing- to help us to see a bigger world around us, and to help us discover our place in it- and at this time, the arts are more vital and essential than ever!”

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August 19
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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