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Maximizing impact through collective effort

NCLC’s vast network includes partners from higher education institutions, the local school district, municipal government, corporations, foundations, and non-profit and community-based organizations.


All partners support a shared goal of increasing the proportion of Newark residents with a degree or credential beyond high school to 25% by the year 2025 and ultimately sustaining Newark’s college-going culture well beyond 2025.

  • Increasing the number of high school students prepared to succeed in college
  • Supporting families’ ability to afford college
  • Creating internships and other opportunities for early-career exposure for high school and college students
  • Expanding access to rigorous coursework, like dual enrollment and advanced placement, to all students
  • Eliminating obstacles for adults seeking to return to college or secure a high-quality certification
  • Making reliable data available to monitor Newark’s progress in reaching post-secondary attainment goals