Program Details

Program Name: ALI-YMS College Success Centers

Category : Pre-College Initiatives

DESCRIPTION: The Abbott Leadership Institute’s (ALI) Youth Media Symposium (YMS) College Success Centers and Pop-Up sites, launched in 2015 throughout Newark, help students gain access to college and higher education opportunities. Currently, four centers are contracted in the Central Ward (Rutgers University-Newark), East Ward (Ironbound Community Center), and South Ward (Malcolm X. Shabazz High School & Leaders for Life, Inc.). Additional programming includes Pop-Up Sites which are currently run at: Newark Leadership Academy (NLA), East Side High School and Newark Center of Hope (Clubhouse). The services at the Centers and Pop-Up sites vary but include: college application assistance, tutoring, college research, FAFSA registration and application assistance, workshops, college tours and other resources to help students more easily navigate the college admission process. To date, over 250 students have been served.