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Newark City of Learning Collaborative and Newark Public Schools Host District-Wide College Fair

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On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) in partnership with the Newark Public Schools (NPS), will host the first annual District-Wide College Fair for NPS high school students at the Rutgers University-Newark Golden Dome Athletic Center, 42 Warren Street, Newark.

WHAT:  Approximately 700 NPS students ranging from grades nine through 12 from high schools throughout the city, along with their parents, will have the opportunity to interact with college admissions representatives from around the country. Nearly 40 colleges and universities will participate in the day’s event, including Centenary College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State University, Morgan State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, and Wesleyan University.

WHEN: April 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Golden Dome Athletic Center, Warren Street and University Avenue.

WHO: The College Fair is being co-sponsored by Mayor Ras Baraka, the Newark Schools Advisory Board, Newark Municipal Council, as well as all five NCLC higher education partners: Essex County College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Pillar College, Bloomfield College, and Rutgers University-Newark.

WHY:  “We’re working to expand the college-going culture throughout the city” says NCLC Executive Director Reginald Lewis. “We want to make sure that every student in Newark receives the information and knowledge needed to make informed decisions about choosing a college.”

ABOUT: NCLC is an ambitious effort to help Newark become a more economically vibrant city by increasing the number of residents that have education or training beyond high school. Working with a cross-section of 60 partners throughout the city, NCLC aims to increase Newark’s post-secondary attainment rate from the current 18.1% to 25 percent by 2025.  Please visit  www.nclc2025.org for more information.

 

Media Contact: Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5262