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  • The Miracle of Cooper Street Miracle at Inner City School By NBC10, Renee Chenault-Fattah, Founder of the Leap Academy in Camden New Jersey, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago and one of her former students, Robert Ransom talk about the school's 100-percent success rate.
  • The Miracle of Cooper Street New Book Chronicles Camden In The Miracle on Cooper Street, Bonilla-Santiago shares the challenges and obstacles, potential resources, and support of fellow professionals that moved LEAP Academy from a small charter school in 1997 to its top position today. She describes and analyzes the establishment and accomplishments of LEAP Academy in one of America's poorest and most violent cities, Camden, New Jersey. Click photo to see more
  • Fundraising Gala Join us for the 15th Annual Gala
  • Special Announcement Reception John E. Morgan Foundation Endowed Gift The John E. Morgan Foundation is awarding a $1.5 million challenge grant to advance the work of the Early Learning Research Academy, the Community Leadership Center. Click the picture to see photos of the event.
  • LEAP Academy Video From Cradle to College: The LEAP Pipeline View the parent and alumni experiences of LEAP Academy.
  • A Successful High School In A Troubled Town A Successful High School In A Troubled Town At Leap Academy, 100 percent of the class is graduating. Founder Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago credits the school's success to smaller class sizes, a clean, safe environment and longer days. Michelle Miller reports. Click photo for CBS News Story
  • Symposium Chancellor's Signature Series Symposia The third symposium in our Chancellor's series: Youth, Civil Unrest, and the Fate of Urban America: Addressing Urban Violence. Speaker, Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. Click photo to see pictures of the event
  • Symposium Scholarship Recognition
    LEAP alumni who are also recipients of the Alfredo Santiago Scholarship, attended the Rutgers Scholarship Recognition Dinner on March 11, 2014. The scholarship is awarded annually to eligible LEAP graduates based on academic merit and financial need with an emphasis on increasing diversity at Rutgers. Click photo for more information

     


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April 15 | Miracle at Inner City School
By NBC10, Renee Chenault-Fattah, Founder of the Leap Academy in Camden New Jersey, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago and one of her former students, Robert Ransom talk about the school's 100-percent success rate. Click here for video clip


April 14 |
Triumph over Tragedy | By Tom McLaughlin University News | Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor reflects on life and lessons learned in new autobiography | Click here for learned more

April 14 |
John E. Morgan Foundation Provides $1.5 million Challenge Grant to Advance Rutgers Center Seeking to Transform Early Childhood Learning in Camden | Rutgers University-Camden | Rutgers News
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April 10|
Rutgers-Camden announces $3 million in grants for early childhood education | By Jason Laday/South Jersey Times
Rutgers announces a significant funding initiative with the John E. Morgan Foundation to help the Rutgers–Camden Community Leadership Center transform early childhood education in Camden, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Click here to learned more

April 10 | Expanding LEAP Academy creates cradle-to-college fundby Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
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April 22| Symposium in the series: Immigration Policy and Reform: The Imperative for Creating Pathways to Citizenship and Prosperity Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Rutgers University- Camden Campus Center. Click here for more information

April 21 | CLC End of the Year Recognition
for Service Learning Students

Monday, April 21, 2014 from 12:30 -1:30 PM
Rutgers-Camden Campus Center Multipurpose Room
At the ceremony we will highlight the ongoing academic and service–learning initiatives that have contributed to our mission of civic engagement, scholarship, research, and teaching. Click here for more information

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