Program Name: Abbott Leadership Institute
Collaborative Partners : Youth Initiatives
DESCRIPTION: The Mission of the Abbott Leadership Institute (ALI) is to develop informed and effective education advocates for Newark Public Schools (NPS), by empowering parents, students, educators and community advocates through information about education policies and practices and methodologies for successful school reform. For the past 14 years, the Abbott Leadership Institute has worked to increase meaningful parent and community engagement in Newark Public Schools, through classes held on Saturdays on the Rutgers University Newark campus and workshops/training at schools and community organizations. ALI has taught more than 4,500 education stakeholders, launched advocacy initiatives with our parents and students at the helm, and empowered families, educators and students.
Population Served: Grades K-8,Pre School,High School,College Graduates,Teachers,Professors,Business Professionals,Business Agencies,Social Workers,Families/Parents,Community-based Groups,Government Agencies,Voters,Citizen Groups,First Generation