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NCLC’s vast network includes partners from the local school district, higher education institutions, municipal government, corporations, foundations, and non-profit and community based organizations. Partners lend their expertise to two interrelated work groups.


College Readiness

Align institutions and systems to ensure that the majority of Newark’s high school students graduate ready to succeed at the college level.


Higher Education

Align institutions and systems to eliminate barriers to obtaining post-secondary credentials for Newark residents, particularly in terms of creating seamless transitions from two- to four-year institutions. Identify and scale evidence-based approaches to increasing graduation rates for low-income, first generation college students.