The Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) is a new citywide postsecondary collective impact network, committed to increasing the percentage of Newark residents with postsecondary degrees, certificates, and high quality credentials from the current 17 percent to 25 percent by 2025.
Since its inception in 2013, NCLC has grown to include 60 organizations representing higher education institutions, community based organizations, corporate partners, local government agencies, place-based initiatives, and philanthropic partners.
Over the next ten years, the Newark City of Learning Collaborative will partner with higher education institutions in the greater Newark area to track FAFSA completion, SAT/ACT scores, placement in developmental courses, direct enrollment, first to second year persistence, transfer rate, and postsecondary attainment.
Newark, New Jersey is among 35 U.S. communities in a recently announced cohort of Lumina Foundation’s community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy. The strategy was designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials.