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NCLC Leadership Transition

  Dear Partner: After nearly four years at the helm of NCLC, I write to announce that my time with the Collaborative will be coming to an end as I transition to a new chapter. Effective June 1, 2020, I will assume the role of Executive Director of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership at … Read More

Continuing to Build Newark’s College-Going Culture

Dear NCLC Supporters, Many things have changed in recent weeks as we all adjust to a new normal. Despite the challenges that have come with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also have an amazing opportunity to innovate. We want to assure you that NCLC remains unwavering in our commitment to Newark students. Now, … Read More

Video: Newark FAFSA Challenge

The Newark FAFSA Challenge is a citywide effort to help more Newark, NJ high school seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Only about 60% of Newark high school seniors completed the FAFSA by June 2019, leaving behind millions of dollars in state and federal financial aid. Our goal is to increase … Read More

Newark High School Students Get a Head Start on College at Rutgers University-Newark

Opportunity Youth Network students pose for a photo on their first day of class at Rutgers-Newark (January 21, 2020)   (Newark, NJ) — In its ongoing effort to expand access to dual enrollment, the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) has arranged for approximately 90 seats in Rutgers University-Newark’s spring 2020 courses for Newark high … Read More

Money for college? Newark helps students tackle the complex federal aid form | By Devna Bose

A Newark student receives assistance filling out the federal aid application Tuesday at Barringer High School. PHOTO CREDIT: Devna Bose/Chalkbeat   Filling out the federal student aid application is challenging even for savvy parents. For those who aren’t native English speakers, the complicated form can be mind-boggling. Thanks to volunteers and an organized campaign in Newark, … Read More

Newark High Schoolers Prepare for their Rutgers-Newark Classes

In our ongoing effort to expand access to dual enrollment, NCLC has arranged a free opportunity for approximately 90 Newark high school students to take classes at Rutgers University-Newark in the spring semester. Dual enrollment is a pre-college preparation strategy that allows high school students to take credit-bearing college courses. Students from all of Newark’s … Read More

Mayor Baraka, Newark City of Learning Collaborative, United Way of Greater Newark, and Newark Public Library Work to Boost Rates of FAFSA Completion

Citywide Effort Pushes for 70 Percent FAFSA Completion Rate (Newark, NJ) — Today, Newark officially launched its first effort to increase the percentage of Newark high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Mayor Ras J. Baraka and city leaders Reginald Lewis, Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning … Read More