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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

Mayor Baraka, Newark City of Learning Collaborative, United Way of Greater Newark, and Newark Public Library Work to Boost Rates of FAFSA Completion

Citywide Effort Pushes for 70 Percent FAFSA Completion Rate (Newark, NJ) — Today, Newark officially launched its first effort to increase the percentage of Newark high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Mayor Ras J. Baraka and city leaders Reginald Lewis, Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning … Read More


PRESS CONFERENCE: NEWARK FAFSA CHALLENGE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 AT 11:30 AM, CITY HALL, 920 BROAD STREET   Join Mayor Ras Baraka, the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC), the United Way of Greater Newark, and the Newark Public Library on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:30 am at Newark City Hall for the launch … Read More

NCLC Executive Director Featured on the NJBIZ 2019 Education Power 50 List

NCLC Executive Director, Reginald Lewis, was recognized as one of NJ’s 2019 Education Power 50 by NJBIZ. The leaders profiled in the Education Power 50 list are responsible for managing organizations, making policies that directly affect the institutions, or are themselves directly responsible for imparting knowledge to students, apprentices, and the citizenry at large. Those … Read More

NCLC Partners with City and Other Anchors on #NewarkReads Literacy Coalition

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León, Newark Public Library Director Jeffrey Trzeciak, Panasonic Foundation Executive Director Alejandra Ceja, United Way of Essex and West Hudson CEO Catherine Wilson, and Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) Executive Director Reginald Lewis launched #NewarkReads on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. #NewarkReads is a comprehensive literacy … Read More

NCLC hosts Lead New Jersey on the Rutgers-Newark Campus

NCLC hosted Lead New Jersey for an education seminar on the Rutgers-Newark campus on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Currently in its 33rd class of Fellows, Lead New Jersey is a year-long opportunity for New Jersey’s public, private, and nonprofit leaders to engage in monthly seminars on a range of public policy topics. Lead New Jersey’s … Read More