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  • Graduates Students of the Rutgers Master of Public Administration Specialization in Community Development in Puerto Rico 2017 Graduation Ceremony.
  • ELRA Graduation Early Learning Research Academy Graduation Ceremony The Early Learning Research Academy held its preschool graduation on June 21,2017. One hundred and twenty students received their certificates, as parents and families cheered their success.
  •  Rutgers-Camden in Cuba during Spring Break Rutgers-Camden in Cuba during Spring Break From March 10-21, 2017, Rutgers faculty, staff, and students experienced the uniqueness of Cuban economic models, while learning from scholars and artists and exploring the social and cultural landmarks of Havana, Piñar del Rio, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos.
  •  SAVE THE DATE 12.8.2017 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
  • 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.
     

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Rutgers Magazine | Spring 2017
A Big Step Forward
The LEAP Academy University Charter School, now in its 20th year, is the successful fulfillment of Gloria Bonilla-Santiago’s bold vision to change the lives of underserved Camden children through education. Click here to learn more

Education Post | June 2, 2017
The Woman Behind the Miracle on Cooper Street in Camden. " Poverty is not Permanet" Click here for full interview


May 22, 2017 | SNJ Today
State Farm Youth Board Donates $50,000 to Camden Leap Program

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May 22, 2017| NJ.com
Cream of the crop: Camden students get 50K to expand urban farming.
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February 16, 2017
Dr. Santiago blog on Huffington Post: No Hispanics Need Apply? Time to Rise Up! Learn more

January 25, 2017
Dr. Santiago blog on Huffington Post Education: Key to Breaking Cycle of Poverty Learn more

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

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October 31, 2016 | Rutgers University and University of Havana Formalize Agreement for Research Collaboration. Learn about the impact


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