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  • JumpStart read for the record JumpStart read for the record Rutgers students, faculty, staff and community members joined to support Jumpstart’s Read for the Record hosted by the Community Leadership Center Click the photo for more information and photos of the event
  • Rutgers Graduate Certificate Program in Community Development Rutgers Graduate Certificate Program in Community Development The Rutgers Graduate Certificate Program in Community Development was launched at the Centro for Puerto Rico in San Juan this week with an intensive seminar on Executive Leadership and Communications. Led by Professor Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, this first course addresses the important topics of leadership development, strategic planning and effective communications within the context of community development. Click the photo for more information
  • A Successful High School In A Troubled Town A Successful High School In A Troubled Town CBS Evening News In Camden, N.J., teenagers are more likely to get shot, arrested or pregnant than receive a high school diploma. But at Leap Academy, 100 percent of the class is graduating. Founder Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago credits the school's success to smaller class sizes, a clean, safe environment and longer days. Michelle Miller reports
     


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The CLC is a grant-funded service and research center located at the Camden campus of Rutgers University. Since 1990, the Center has helped revitalize urban communities through education, leadership and community development.


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December 3 | WPVI-TV (6ABC):  “Camden students offered full scholarships to Rutgers”
Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago (Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy, FASC and director, Community Leadership Center) discussed a scholarship program for students enrolled in the LEAP Academy University Charter Schools during an interview that appeared on the 6 p.m. broadcast of “Action News.”

December 1 | Academy prepares a LEAP forward by Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer

The expansion of LEAP’s S.T.E.M. High School, which specializes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, will help the city’s largest charter school network continue to grow, said LEAP founder Gloria Bonilla-Santiago. Click here to read full story


October 31 | Dr. Santiago blog on Huffington Post Education. Early Learning Needs to Be National Priority. Click here to read more.

October 22 |  Rutgers students, faculty, staff and community members joined to support Jumpstart’s Read for the Record hosted by the Community Leadership Center. Through CLC’s work in early childhood development, Rutgers-Camden joined thousands of people all over the nation to read this year's book, “Bunny Cakes” (Rosemary Wells), to over TWO MILLION children.     Since 2008, Rutgers–Camden has partnered with Jumpstart and been a part of a network of 75 other universities and colleges to serve over 13,000 urban preschool students across the U.S. each year. Click here to see photos of the event

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