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NCLC Partners with the United Way and Newark Board of Education to Launch Virtual Newark FAFSA Challenge

(Newark, NJ) The fall semester marks the start of college application season for high school seniors. A major part of that process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which qualifies students for grants, scholarships, and loans to pay for college. Beyond just a traditional four-year college degree, FAFSA also provides vital financial aid … Read More

Newark City of Learning Collaborative Announces Robyn Brady Ince as Executive Director

(Newark, NJ) The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) welcomes Robyn Brady Ince as its executive director. She was selected to provide transformational leadership to this nationally prominent initiative that has marshalled more than 40 partners, spanning higher education institutions, for-profit corporations, and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based, government, and philanthropic agencies, with a shared focus on … Read More

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