Pathways to Achievement and Success

Pathways to Achievement and Success (PAS) features an innovative integrated arts and college readiness curriculum that takes full advantage of Rutgers University-Newark's Express Newark. PAS Fellows work directly with local artists and university faculty in workshops that include portraiture, digital 3D modeling and printing, screen printing, curating, theatre arts and public speaking. Fellows also receive support in navigating the college admissions process, free SAT prep, as well as vision and goal mapping. Through creativity and empowerment, PAS unlocks the potential of Newark youth and gives them the tools, knowledge, and resources to be successful. PAS Fellows are recruited in the fall of their 10th grade year and stay with the program all the way through high school graduation. PAS will continue to provide resources to Fellows during their transition to college and through college graduation.

Program Goals

  • Promote personal development through arts and culture programming.
  • Increase student achievement through a network of support, including peer accountability and ongoing mentorship.
  • Equip students with the knowledge, tools, and resources for the attainment of higher education.
  • Foster personal and community leadership.
  • Develop student understanding of career pathways and skillsets needed to enter the workforce.

For more information on PAS, please contact Christine Harding, PAS Program Associate, at