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Robyn Brady Ince

Executive Director, NCLC

Robyn Brady Ince, Ed.M., is the Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University–Newark. Robyn joined the University from the National Urban League where, as vice president of education policy, advocacy, and engagement, she led the Equity a...

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Ashaki Larkins

Ashaki Larkins

Associate Director, NCLC

Ashaki Larkins is the Associate Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative. Ashaki joined the University from Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s Office of Comprehensive Community Education, where as Policy Advisor, she led the identification and implementation of policy priorities for the office, including a city-wide Children’s Cabinet. Ashaki has extensive experience with improving social c...

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Danielle Cohen

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Danielle Cohen is the Strategic Partnerships 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 University-New Brunswick. She has exte...

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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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Bernie Lombardi

Program Associate, College Pathway Initiative

Bernie Lombardi serves as a Program Associate for the College Pathways Initiative (CPI), assisting in creating and overseeing the implementation of CPI's college readiness curriculum. CPI's goal is to support Newark students through three critical developmental phases: high school graduation, the transition to college, and college completion.Bernie also teaches courses in African American a...

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