Pathways to Achievement and Success

Pathways to Achievement and Success (PAS) provides the city’s youth (starting in tenth grade) with an integrated arts and college readiness curriculum. PAS exposes students to various artistic mediums in Express Newark, the new 50,000 square foot university-community arts collaboratory that Rutgers-Newark and its community partners created in the heart of downtown Newark. Students work directly with local artists and university faculty in workshops that include portraiture, digital 3D modeling, and theatre arts and public speaking. Moreover, students learn about goal mapping, receive free SAT Prep, and guidance in determining the best fit for college – two-vs. four-year, small liberal arts, or large public institutions. PAS will grow from an initial cohort of 150 to 600 by the year 2020.

For more information on PAS, please contact Sasha Karunaratne, PAS Project Manager, at