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Reginald Lewis

Executive Director

Reginald Lewis has served as the Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) since September 2016. NCLC is a citywide post-secondary attainment effort working to build Newark’s college-going culture and increase the number of Newark residents earning a college degree or high-quality credential. Prior to this role, Mr. Lewis served as Executive Director of The Chad S...

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Barry Ford

Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Development

Barry Ford serves as NCLC’s Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Development. In this role, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of NCLC and providing direct oversight of the continued implementation of NCLC’s College Pathway Initiative. Barry has over fifteen years of management experience from the non-profit and education sectors. He has held positions with a v...

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Chanel Donaldson

Senior Manager of Communications and Development

In her role as Senior Manager of Communications and Development, Chanel oversees all aspects of NCLC communications, including developing press releases, serving as liaison with the media, developing marketing and promotional materials, launching social media campaigns, and maintaining the website. She also leads community engagement efforts, assists leadership to identify funding opportunities, a...

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Danielle Cohen

Special Assistant to the Executive Director and Special Projects Manager

Danielle Cohen is Special Assistant to the Executive Director & Special Projects Manager for NCLC. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating various aspects of NCLC's programming and supporting the Collaborative's executive leadership. Prior to assuming her current role, Danielle was Coordinator of Public Programs & Special Projects at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers...

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Kimberly Ledgister

Program Manager, College Pathway Initiative

Kimberly Ledgister serves as the Program Manager for the College Pathway Initiative (CPI). Kim has over 8 years of experience mentoring, teaching, and supporting youth through dynamic community focused programs. She currently oversees CPI, a college readiness program that supports Newark students through three critical developmental phases: high school graduation, the transition to college, and ul...

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