Newark City of Learning Collaborative Celebrates Inaugural Meeting with Interfaith Leaders

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018
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Participants learn about programs that increase
college readiness and access for students of all ages;
pledge to take action toward building Newark’s college-going culture

Berkeley College

Photo Caption: (Top): Berkeley College in Newark leaders were among the presenters to address fellow members of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) at the inaugural meeting with interfaith leaders from the City of Newark on April 26, 2018.  The agenda included information about Newark’s college-going culture, as well as pre-college and adult-learner options that can help the City reach the goal of “25 in 2025,” having at least 25 percent of the residents in Newark who have graduated high school earn at least the education level of an Associate’s degree. Pictured above (L to R) are Earl Brown, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College, Newark; Rev. Dr. Mamie Bridgeforth, Chairperson, Division of Social Services, Essex County College; Angela Harrington, Vice President, Communications and External Relations, Berkeley College; Rev. Louise Scott-Rountree, Office of Clergy Affairs, City of Newark; David Schroeder, EdD, President, Pillar College; Barry Ford, Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Development, NCLC; Reginald Lewis, Executive Director, NCLC; Eva Skuka, MD, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Health Studies; and Adrian Council, Publisher, The Positive Community magazine. Bottom: At the close of the inaugural meeting of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative with interfaith leaders, all participants stood to pledge their support to build Newark’s College-Going Culture.  Stating their names and the organizations they are affiliated with, each person acknowledged the importance of increasing college-going for the development of the City of Newark and committed to serve as an NCLC ambassador, promising to do what is in their power to help the community successfully transition to and through college by widely sharing resources, creating a college-friendly environment in one’s house of worship, and promoting this mission to others.

Berkeley College

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