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  • Graduate Certificate in Community Development 2015 Graduate Certificate in Community Development 2015 Gloria 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
  • Rutgers Graduate Certificate Program in Community Development Monday, June 15, 2015. Click here to see photos Rutgers Graduate Certificate Program in Community Development
  • Preschool Graduation Preschool Graduation The Early Learning Research Academy held its preschool graduation on June 19, 2015. Sixty Five students received their certificates, as parents and families cheered their success. Click photo for more information and pictures.
  • Rutgers/LEAP Health and Wellness Center Grand Opening Ceremony on Thursday, April 2, 2015
  • Student Service Learning Student Service Learning The CLC at Rutgers-Camden recognized the contributions of 145 Rutgers students who worked 2014-15 in service learning placements during a ceremony on March 26, 2015. Click photo for more information
  • Rutgers University-Camden Scholarship Recogntion Dinner Rutgers University-Camden Scholarship Recogntion Dinner A special recognition to LEAP alumni and recipients of the Alfredo Santiago Endowed Scholarship at the annual Scholarship Recognition Dinner at Rutgers University-Camden. A round of applause for our outstanding scholars!
  • CLC Annual Report 2014 CLC Annual Report 2014 Click photo for highlight of CLC's 2014 programs and accomplishments.
  • 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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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

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

July 2, 2015 | Rutgers University–Camden (N.J.) nursing faculty are providing primary care to students and families at a new school-based health center in the LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden
. Click here to learn more


June 17 | Press Coverage Graduation Ceremony Graduate Community Development Certificate Program in Puerto Rico
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April 3, 2015 | New Rutgers/LEAP Health and Wellness Center to Deliver Health Care Services to Camden Families
by Rutgers Camden News
The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden and the LEAP Academy University Charter School opened a new school-based health center on April 2 that will serve as a primary care facility for approximately 1,000 LEAP students and their families. Click here for full Story

April 2, 2015 | A Camden, NJ Charter School Gets Its Own, In-House Health Center For Students and Parents
by  Mike Dougherty (CBS)
CAMDEN, N.J. — A school-based health and wellness center opened this morning at the Leap Academy University Charter School, in Camden, NJ. Click here for full story

April, 2 2015 | Camden health center to serve LEAP students
by Kim Mulford, Courier-Post. April 2, 2015
CAMDEN – A Camden charter school and the Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing will open a school-based health center Thursday to serve students and their families.  Click here for full story.

February 13 | Op-Ed: Dollars Don’t Make Sense -- Time to Improve Charter School Funding.  New Jersey Spotlight News, Issues and Insight for New Jersey February 13, 2015

February 13 | Rutgers-Camden CLC Signature Series on Education Equity and Transformation of Schools. Click here for more information on this symposium

January 2 | Gloria Bonilla-Santiago featured in the South Jersey Magazine “Creating a Miracle on Cooper Street”. Click here for full article

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