Miracle at Inner City SchoolBy 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.
New Book Chronicles CamdenIn 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
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John E. Morgan Foundation Endowed GiftThe 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.
From Cradle to College: The LEAP PipelineView the parent and alumni experiences of LEAP Academy.
A Successful High School In A Troubled TownAt 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
Chancellor's Signature Series SymposiaThe 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
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
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
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 | 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 Click here to for full article