Rutgers University Alfredo Santiago Endowed Scholarship Fundraising GalaJoin us for the 16th Annual Fundraising Gala on Friday, December 4, 2015
at 7:00 p.m. on Atrium at the Curtis Center 601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Alfredo Santiago Scholars ProgramLEAP Academy Charter School joined their parents, teachers, and school leaders to be inducted or renewed into the Alfredo Santiago Scholars Program. As an Alfredo Santiago Scholar, students become eligible in their senior year of high school to apply for a scholarship to any of the Rutgers University campuses. The program honors the legacy of Alfredo Santiago, who championed free quality public education for all students, regardless of ethnicity and economic status. Students, families, and LEAP staff are very proud of everyone's accomplishments.
Rutgers-Camden and LEAP Academy University Charter School students Won a National Social Justice Challenge AwardA team of Rutgers-Camden and LEAP Academy University Charter School students won a national Social Justice Challenge award of $5,000, sponsored by the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Policy and Administration.
Urbanism and Sustainable Community Development in Cuba: Lessons for Distressed Cities Study Trip - Spring Break 2016Rutgers–Camden is offering an incredible opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, law, business, and medical students to earn course credit while studying in Cuba for 8 days.
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The Hiring Process for the 2015-2016 season of the YES! Tutoring Institute is now open. Click photo for more information
Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Ceremony LEAP Academy STEAM CampusA wonderful celebration on Wednesday, September 16th to dedicate LEAP Academy University Charter School’s new building to Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago. Over 200 people came together to commemorate the occasion, and to inaugurate this historic undertaking. Click photo for pictures of the event
Graduate Certificate in Community Development 2015Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D distinguished Service Professor at Rutgers University Camden, New Jersey, began the new academic year of the Graduate Certificate in Community Development at El Centro para Puerto Rico facilities.
Congratulations to the more than 30 professionals who have decided to participate in this academic experience. Click photo for pictures of students
CLC Annual Report 2014Click photo for highlight of CLC's 2014 programs and accomplishments.
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.
News and Events
Monday, November 23, 2015
Rutgers-Camden and LEAP Academy University Charter School students won a national Social Justice Challenge award
A team of Rutgers-Camden and LEAP Academy University Charter School students won a national Social Justice Challenge award of $5,000, sponsored by the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Policy and Administration. The team proposed an urban food forest that would blanket Cooper Street with plant beds using composted soil from school waste. ( Click here to see presentation) Judges were impressed by the style and content of the presentation, presented live at Rutgers-Newark. Click here for full story
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, almost 300 students from 1st Grade to 12th Grade at LEAP Academy Charter School joined their parents, teachers, and school leaders to be inducted or renewed into the Alfredo Santiago Scholars Program. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, have 4 or less absences in a school year, and exhibit exemplary behavior and academic success. As an Alfredo Santiago Scholar, students become eligible in their senior year of high school to apply for a scholarship to any of the Rutgers University campuses. Click here to see pictures of the event.
October 2, 2015 People Exclusive Dr. Gloria Bonilla Santiago, featured in People Magazine "New Jersey Charter School Boasts 100 Percent College Placement: 'It's Not a Dream If You Know It Is Going to Happen".
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September 16, 2015 LEAP Academy opens new Camden campus Read more
September 16, 2015
Camden Charter School Cuts Ribbon On State Of The Art Facility By Cherri Gregg, PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The LEAP Academy University Charter School is cutting the ribbon today on the historic Wilson Building on Cooper Street in Camden. It’s been transformed it into a state of the art facility. Read more
July 30, 2015 | Congratulations to LEAP Alumna she was selected to participate in The White House to participate in the “Beating the Odds Summit.” at the White House on Thursday, July 23, DeFrank was one of 130 college-bound students from across the country who were welcomed by first lady Michelle Obama. President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance and greeted the guests. Read more Click here for more news
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