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  •  SAVE THE DATE 12.8.2016 Thank You for Your Support at the 17th Annual Rutgers Alfredo Santiago Endowed Scholarship Gala
    Save the Date for December 8, 2017 to celebrate LEAP Academy’s 25th Anniversary
  • Footage from annual Rutgers/LEAP Alfredo Santiago Endowed Scholarship Fundraising Gala 2016
  • Rutgers University and University of Havana Formalize Agreement for Research Collaboration
  • CLC Bulletin Fall 2016 CLC Bulletin Fall 2016
  • The Rutgers-Camden Executive Masters in Public Administration in Puerto Rico began with 24 students. Dr. Santiago taught the Leadership and Communication Skills. The students had the opportunity to assess their own leadership styles and behaviors, as well as their communication skills. They gained knowledge through reading, lecture, discussion, simulation, and assessment instruments.. Click photo for pictures of students
  •  Rutgers-Camden in Cuba during Spring Break Rutgers-Camden in Cuba during Spring Break From March 11-18, 2016, 25 students, faculty, and alumni visited Cuba to learn about sustainable community development on the cusp of President Obama's historic trip. Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago shared her 30 years of experience and relationships with the group to expose and challenge participants to think about community development through a new lens. click photo to learn more
  • Reason TV documents LEAP's success!!! Reason TV documents LEAP's success!!! How a Great School is Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in America's Poorest City.



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 14, 2016
Dr. Santiago feature in WalletHub recent study about 2016's Needies cities.
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November 30, 2016|
Dr. Santiago blog on Huffington Post "What We Can Learn From Cuba (And Vice Versa)"

November 30, 2016 | How students hope to feed the hungry in city's food desert www.nj.com
Camden's LEAP Academy has a plan to feed city residents. Learn more

November 21, 2016 | Courier-Post
LEAP Academy school recruited a pediatrician for its new health and wellness clinic for students, Learn more about the health clinic

November 23, 2016 | The Inquierer
Vegetable gardens coming to downtown Camden

The project, developed by students from LEAP Academy University Charter School, will receive $50,000 from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, LEAP officials announced Tuesday. Students can start planting vegetables this spring in the planters, which currently hold seasonal flowers. Learn more about the project

October 31, 2016 | Rutgers University and University of Havana Formalize Agreement for Research Collaboration
In 2002, Rutgers University–Camden and the University of Havana signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize research and exchange opportunities for students and faculty. Learn about the impact

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