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LEAD Charter School selected to pilot national drug intervention program

Newark, New Jersey — LEAD Charter School of Newark was selected as one of 50 schools to pilot  the new “Real Talk” SBIRT national initiative, sponsored by YouthBuild USA in conjunction with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.  SBIRT — or Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment — is an established evidence-based approach to drug […]

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LEAD Charter School featured on Chalkbeat.org

Two years ago, Naysha Powell needed a lot of things. At the top of her list was a school. Before that year, Powell had attended a high-performing charter school in Newark. Privately, she was still reeling from the murder of her older brother a few years back, which had sent her mother on a downward […]

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Prudential Financial announces $180 million global investment to solve complex challenges facing opportunity youth, promoting financial wellness of the next generation

Largest private sector investment to date will prepare future global workforce with education and training, build financially stable communities and help break the cycle of poverty Doubling down on its commitment to make lives better by solving the financial challenges of our changing world, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) is committing more than $180 million […]

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New center aims to help high school dropouts get diplomas, jobs

A center to help re-engage the city’s young people who’ve dropped out of school opened Thursday, marking the first step in a “comprehensive strategy” to place disengaged youths in schools and special programs to further their education, a release from the city said. The Reengagement Center, located in the city’s Central Ward at 201 Bergen Street, will reach […]

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