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
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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
Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago with Hon. Rolando Ortiz Velázquez (Mayor, Municipality of Cayey), Hon. Juan Carlos García Padilla (Mayor, Municipality of Coamo), Hon. Jesús Gerardo Márquez (Mayor, Municipality of Luquillo) and Hon. Luis Javier Hernández (Mayor, Municipality of Villalba) signing Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in initiatives of mutual interest which benefit public education in CAYEY, COAMO, LUQUILLO, VILLALBA; strengthen existing projects, including Programa Futuro; and establish the foundation for engaging in collaborative efforts that can result in better academic outcomes for students and for the municipalities.
Fox 29 NewsDr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago on Fox 29 Morning News, as special guest discussing her recent published book entitled "The Miracle on Cooper Street" and the LEAP Academy pipeline model's success.
From Cradle to College: The LEAP PipelineFootage from annual Rutgers/LEAP Alfredo Santiago Endowed Scholarship Fundraising Gala dating from 2013.
A Successful High School In A Troubled TownCBS 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
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.
News and Events
October 31 | Dr. Santiago blog on Huffington Post Education. Early Learning Needs to Be National Priority. Click here to read more.
October 21| Philadelphia Inquirer | Senate President Steve Sweeney stopped to have his photo taken with young students as he toured the LEAP Academy University Charter School Read more click here | Photo of the visit