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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

Seton Hall University Treats Newark Public High School Students to “Newark Day” at the Prudential Center

Newark Public High School students got a special treat on Saturday, November 23, 2019 when they were invited to watch Seton Hall University’s men’s basketball team take on Florida A&M University at the Prudential Center. As a part of Seton Hall’s Newark Day, about 40 Newark high schoolers were treated to a box seat experience … Read More

Montclair State University Receives $2.2 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant

Pictured: Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College David S. Hood and Assistant Provost for Student Success Danielle Insalaco-Egan Montclair State University will redesign and strengthen its network of support services to give students a more efficient path to a degree, thanks to a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. … 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


PRESS CONFERENCE: NEWARK FAFSA CHALLENGE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 AT 11:30 AM, CITY HALL, 920 BROAD STREET   Join Mayor Ras Baraka, the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC), the United Way of Greater Newark, and the Newark Public Library on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:30 am at Newark City Hall for the launch … Read More

NCLC Executive Director Featured on the NJBIZ 2019 Education Power 50 List

NCLC Executive Director, Reginald Lewis, was recognized as one of NJ’s 2019 Education Power 50 by NJBIZ. The leaders profiled in the Education Power 50 list are responsible for managing organizations, making policies that directly affect the institutions, or are themselves directly responsible for imparting knowledge to students, apprentices, and the citizenry at large. Those … Read More

NCLC Partners with City and Other Anchors on #NewarkReads Literacy Coalition

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León, Newark Public Library Director Jeffrey Trzeciak, Panasonic Foundation Executive Director Alejandra Ceja, United Way of Essex and West Hudson CEO Catherine Wilson, and Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) Executive Director Reginald Lewis launched #NewarkReads on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. #NewarkReads is a comprehensive literacy … Read More