Newark City of Learning Collaborative Sponsors “Secrets to College Admissions” Summer College Knowledge Series

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WHAT: Beginning on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Newark Public Library (NPL), Weequahic Branch (355 Osborne Terrace, Newark, NJ 07112), the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) will launch a five-session series of college knowledge workshops in local library branches in each ward of the city. “Secrets to College Admissions: What You Wish They Told You about College!” is co-sponsored by NPL, the City of Newark, Newark Public Schools, and local colleges and universities. The series will cover tips, tricks, and resources to help Newarkers understand how to apply to and finance college, and each session is presented by a team of admissions and financial aid representatives from sponsoring colleges. The final culminating celebration will take place on August 16, 2017, at the NPL Main Library (5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102) and will feature a deep dive into financial aid as well as a mini-college fair with all sponsoring colleges on hand to share their specific resources.


July 18, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Weequahic Branch, 355 Osborne Terrace, Newark, NJ 07112

July 25, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Van Buren Branch, 140 Van Buren Street, Newark, NJ 07105

August 1, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, North End Branch, 722 Summer Avenue, Newark, NJ 07108

August 8, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Vailsburg Branch, 75 Alexander Street, Newark, NJ 07106

August 16, 2017, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Main Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

WHO: Secrets to College Admissions is being co-sponsored by the Newark Public Library, the City of Newark, Newark Public Schools, and all of NCLC’s higher education partners: Essex County College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Pillar College, Bloomfield College, Rutgers University-Newark, Berkeley College, Felician University, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Montclair State University.

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 Newarker receives the information and knowledge needed to make informed decisions about choosing a college.”

ABOUT: The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) believes that for a city to fully thrive, all of its people must thrive. This is why NCLC is working to enable many more Newark residents to reap the benefits of recent and future economic development in the city. NCLC is expanding the college-going culture and opening doors to other post-high school education and training. A network of partners from all aspects of public life, including higher education institutions, local government, corporations, foundations, and non-profit and community-based organizations, NCLC’s goal is for 25 percent of Newark’s residents to have post-secondary education or skills training by 2025. Please visit for more information.