College Readiness and Success Programs

The Newark City of Learning Collaborative works with over 25 college readiness and success programs. They focus on:
  • Alignment of programs and services
  • Supporting student voice and recognition
  • Identifying and tracking readiness metrics 

“Achieving Goal 25 by 2025”

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Rutgers University – Newark, Academic Foundations Center

The Academic Foundations Center (AFC) provides academic opportunities, resources, and support programs primarily for underrepresented students to achieve success through education.

AFC comprises Undergraduate Academic Programs and Pre College Programs, and provides academic and service programs that ensure the academic success of students ranging from the sixth grade through college graduation.

Contact: 
Deborah
Walker-McCall
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of AFC/EOF
Traymanesha
Moore
Assistant Dean
Locations: 
110 Warren St.
Bradley Hall Suite 135
Newark
NJ
07102

Rutgers University – Newark, Office of University-Community Partnerships

The Office of University-Community Partnerships at Rutgers-Newark has a dynamic history grounded in principles of education, service, and community building. OUCP maintains its initial mandate for engaging faculty, staff, students, and community partners through three integral units: Campus & Visitor Information; Conference & Event Management Services; and Community Partnerships & Engagement. OUCP is expanding its organizational expertise to include brokering partnerships for faculty community-based service learning and research initiatives, as well as developing processes for cataloging activities and outcomes for institution-wide community engagement initiatives.

Through strategic staff and student leadership development, sustainable community partnerships, and a deep commitment to engage with Newark and the surrounding region, OUCP will continue to be a center for innovation in urban university-community engagement.

Contact: 
Diane
Hill
Executive Director, Assistant Chancellor
Donita
Devance
Associate Director
Locations: 
350 Martin Luther King Blvd
Newark
NJ
07102

Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Sadie Nash Leadership Project believes young women are leaders now! The organization works to strengthen, empower, and equip low-income young women as agents of change in their lives and the community. By increasing the participation of women in social, political, and economic decision-making, Sadie Nash seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective. Their programming includes a comprehensive six-week summer institute, partnerships with local schools, afterschool and Saturday classes, and an internship program with local organizations.

Contact: 
Chitra
Aiyar
Director
Lorena
Estrella
Program Coordinator
Locations: 
4 West 43rd St.
Suite 502
New York
NY
10035

Schools That Can

Schools That Can (STC) unites leaders to expand quality urban education. We envision a nation where all leaders work together to expand quality urban education.

The Problem
Success in urban education is isolated. Leaders are confined to silos, and students aren’t prepared for college and career. Many people question if urban schools can thrive.
 
Our Solution
We break through silos to connect leaders, share innovative practices, and build solutions so every urban school can thrive and students are college and career ready.
 
Our Leaders
By engaging industry leaders, ed innovators, and higher ed leaders with urban educators, we can advance the skills and practices necessary for urban schools and students to thrive in the 21st century.

Contact: 
Terri
Milsap
Newark Executive Director
Gary
Debode
STC Newark RC Co-Chair, STC City Advisory Boards Chair
Locations: 
1040 First Avenue
#346
New York
NY
10022

Single Stop USA

Single Stop harnesses America’s most effective anti-poverty tools to create economic mobility for low-income families and individuals. Through a unique one-stop shop, Single Stop provides coordinated access to a safety net worth $750 billion and services provided by 1.5 million nonprofits — connecting people to the resources they need to attain higher education, obtain good jobs, and achieve financial self-sufficiency. Single Stop provides community-based organizations (CBOs) and community colleges with training, evaluation, program support, change management consulting, and proprietary technology. These tools empower sites to provide low-income families with wraparound services that include benefits screening, application assistance, case management, tax preparation, and legal and financial counseling.

Contact: 
Matthew
Winters
Director
Tax and Community College Programs
Steven
Strauss
Associate Director
New Jersey and National Programs
Locations: 
1825 Park Ave.
Suite 503
New York
NY
10035

STRIVE

Strengthen Teens and Reach Inner-city Vital Environments (STRIVE) is a not-for-profit organization geared toward adolescent development serving youth, emerging adults, and families throughout the State of New Jersey. The organization provides programs and services that improve the future, educational outcome, care, and treatment of at-risk youth, adolescents with or without a disability, juvenile offenders, and young adults.

Contact: 
Penelope
R.
Ettinger
Director
Ashante
Salvant
Board of Trustees
Locations: 
2424 Morris Avenue
Suite 308
Union
NJ
07083

TEAM Charter Schools

KIPP New Jersey operates TEAM Schools in Newark and KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in Camden. Each year TEAM opens a new school dedicated to the ideal that all children succeed in college in order to change the world.

The mission of TEAM Charter Schools is to create a network of schools in Camden and Newark, New Jersey, that instill in their students the desire and ability to succeed in college, in order to change the world.

Contact: 
Laura
Phillips
College Prep Programs
Locations: 
60 Park Pl.
Suite 802
Newark
NJ
07102

United Way of Essex and West Hudson County (UWEH)

Founded in 1923, United Way of Essex and West Hudson is a non-profit organization that seeks to address the root causes of community concerns by aligning resources to best meet the needs of individuals, children, and families through its service-area.

The organization’s Mission is to serve as an effective, results-oriented community builder by investing time and resources on initiatives that create strong communities and ensure donors’ trust.

The organization’s Vision is to serve as the premier community builder in New Jersey.

Through program initiatives and community impact activities, the United Way moves beyond the surface of critical community problems to tackle their underlying causes. The United way understands that the various issues we face are interrelated and must be addressed together, and that no single group can do it alone. The organization’s goal is to bring all sectors of the community together to work collaboratively in solving community problems.

United Way of Essex and West Hudson mobilizes resources beyond the dollars that are pledged through fundraising efforts. We bring communities together to focus on the most important needs in the community by building partnerships, forging consensus on strategies that can make a measurable difference.

Contact: 
Keith
Green
President and CEO
Locations: 
303 Washington St.
Newark
NJ
07102

Victoria Foundation

Victoria Foundation is one of the oldest private foundations in America. Hendon Chubb created the Foundation in 1924 in order to improve the lives of those less fortunate than himself. Today, Victoria Foundation has a two-fold mission: to improve the lives of children and families in need in Newark, New Jersey; and to protect water resources and preserve precious open space statewide.
 
To fulfill its Newark mission, the Foundation seeks to:

  • improve educational outcomes for young people
  • stabilize and revitalize distressed neighborhoods
  • promote civic engagement and leadership
  • increase job training and placement opportunities
  • help children develop into healthy adults
  • strengthen families and prevent crises
Contact: 
Irene
Cooper-Basch
Executive Director
Dale
Anglin
Senior Program Manager
Locations: 
31 Mulberry St.
5th Floor
Newark
NJ
07102

Workforce Opportunity Services / SOAR Program

Workforce Outsource Services (Workforce Opportunity Services) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that places talented, driven high school graduates and military veterans in scholarship programs that teach them actionable corporate skills as well as interpersonal/communication skills. The organization helps companies build strong talent pipelines through unique work-study programs.

Study, Opportunity, Aspiration, Rutgers-Newark (SOAR) was created in early 2008 as an innovative workforce development program through a strategic alliance with Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS). The 12-month certification program targets high school or GED graduates in New Jersey’s urban areas, as well as military veterans.

Contact: 
Addie
M.
Rimmer
Director of Student Learning
Workforce Opportunity Services
Arthur
Langer
Founder
SOAR Program
Locations: 
475 Riverside Dr.
Suite 1350
New York
NY
10115

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