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Newark "Collaborative" Signals Shift Toward Achievement: 

Michael Hobbs, Jr., a student at Centenary College who grew up in Newark, speaks at the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) launch at Rutgers University-Newark.  The NCLC's aim is to increase the percentage of Newark residents with higher education degrees from 17% to 25% by 2025. Read "Newark Has a Dream" a related blogpost by NJ Arts News intern Kei-Sygh Thomas.

Game Changer: Newark Students Reclaim Civic Voice: Isn't "giving back" what you do after you have a career? No, says Seton Hall graduate Monica Hall. "As citizens of any town, any city, it's your responsibility to build your community and to give back to others."  Monica is one of 6 student leaders speaking at the January 9 launch of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, a broad-based 10-year campaign to redefine Newark through higher education attainment.

Restaurants Build Community in Newark's Halsey District: Restaurant owners on Halsey Street in Newark are witnessing change. Surrounded by three colleges and universities and within walking distance of the Newark Museum, NJPAC, and the newly-restored 6-acre Military Park, the Halsey Street district is attracting students and business professionals.


"Newark has a Dream"

by Kei-Sygh Thomas

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Nearly 250 students and representatives of Newark nonprofit groups, businesses, and government and educational organizations gathered to hear about projects designed to help Newark students make the transition ...  



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