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NCLC Leadership Transition

  Dear Partner: After nearly four years at the helm of NCLC, I write to announce that my time with the Collaborative will be coming to an end as I transition to a new chapter. Effective June 1, 2020, I will assume the role of Executive Director of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership at … Read More

Continuing to Build Newark’s College-Going Culture

Dear NCLC Supporters, Many things have changed in recent weeks as we all adjust to a new normal. Despite the challenges that have come with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also have an amazing opportunity to innovate. We want to assure you that NCLC remains unwavering in our commitment to Newark students. Now, … Read More

Video: Newark FAFSA Challenge

The Newark FAFSA Challenge is a citywide effort to help more Newark, NJ high school seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Only about 60% of Newark high school seniors completed the FAFSA by June 2019, leaving behind millions of dollars in state and federal financial aid. Our goal is to increase … Read More

Newark High School Students Get a Head Start on College at Rutgers University-Newark

Opportunity Youth Network students pose for a photo on their first day of class at Rutgers-Newark (January 21, 2020)   (Newark, NJ) — In its ongoing effort to expand access to dual enrollment, the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) has arranged for approximately 90 seats in Rutgers University-Newark’s spring 2020 courses for Newark high … Read More

Money for college? Newark helps students tackle the complex federal aid form | By Devna Bose

A Newark student receives assistance filling out the federal aid application Tuesday at Barringer High School. PHOTO CREDIT: Devna Bose/Chalkbeat   Filling out the federal student aid application is challenging even for savvy parents. For those who aren’t native English speakers, the complicated form can be mind-boggling. Thanks to volunteers and an organized campaign in Newark, … Read More

Newark High Schoolers Prepare for their Rutgers-Newark Classes

In our ongoing effort to expand access to dual enrollment, NCLC has arranged a free opportunity for approximately 90 Newark high school students to take classes at Rutgers University-Newark in the spring semester. Dual enrollment is a pre-college preparation strategy that allows high school students to take credit-bearing college courses. Students from all of Newark’s … Read More

Seton Hall University Treats Newark Public High School Students to “Newark Day” at the Prudential Center

Newark Public High School students got a special treat on Saturday, November 23, 2019 when they were invited to watch Seton Hall University’s men’s basketball team take on Florida A&M University at the Prudential Center. As a part of Seton Hall’s Newark Day, about 40 Newark high schoolers were treated to a box seat experience … Read More