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NCLC Executive Director to Co-Chair Working Group for State’s New Higher Education Plan

Pictured from left to right: Donald A. Borden, President of Camden County College; Laura Overdeck, Founder of the Overdeck Family Foundation; Reginald Lewis Executive Director of NCLC; and Harvey Kesselman, President of Stockton University.   Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) Reginald Lewis was named co-chair of one of five working … Read More

NCLC Partners with Abbott Leadership Institute, East Side High School to Prepare Newark Students for the SAT

(Newark, NJ) The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) is pleased to provide free SAT preparation for Newark high school students for the fourth consecutive year. Done in partnership with the Abbott Leadership Institute (ALI) and East Side High School, and with support from the Rutgers University–Newark Chancellor’s Office, this course offers an intensive eight-week preparation … Read More

Newark Public High School Students Earn College Credit from Rutgers University–Newark

Newark, NJ — With the start of the spring semester this week, nearly 40 Newark high school students also began classes on the Rutgers University–Newark campus. The result of the first-ever dual enrollment memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Newark Public Schools (NPS) and Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences–Newark (SASN), students are participating in … Read More

NCLC Featured on City of Newark’s EduTalk

Chief Education Officer for the City of Newark, Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson, sits down with Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC), Reginald Lewis, to discuss the recently released Post-Secondary Outcomes report and learn more about how NCLC is working to build a college-going culture in Newark. From Bard High School Early College, Principal … Read More

How to Build a College-Going Culture | By Kei-Sygh Thomas

Building a college-going culture in Newark may not happen overnight, but the process is well underway, thanks to the efforts of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC), which is conducting an ongoing series of roundtable discussions with Newark communities. In July, Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs … Read More

NCLC Announces Launch of Public Conversations to Strengthen Newark’s College-Going Culture

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León, Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) Executive Director Reginald Lewis, Essex County Schools of Technology Superintendent Dr. James Pedersen, KIPP New Jersey Chief External Officer Ben Cope, and St. Benedict’s Prep Dean of Seniors and College Placement Didier Jean-Baptiste announced at a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the launch of public … Read More

Newark looks to dramatically increase percentage of college graduates by 2025

Compared to state and national rates, Newarkers have fallen behind in pursuing a college degree after high school. That’s according to study by Newark City of Learning Collaborative. “NCLC exists due to the reality that not enough Newark residents are earning the degrees and credentials necessary to compete for viable employment in our city’s economy,” … Read More