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OYN to lead Newark’s Opportunity Youth Forum delegation

Aspen, Colorado — Newark was recently added to the list of Aspen Institutes’ Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF) communities. As a newly designated OYF city, a team of Newark leaders is convening at the Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colorado to create solutions and strategies centered on career readiness and workforce training throughout Newark.  “As the […]

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October NOYN Report

October’s NOYN Report is a snapshot into the LEAD community, a community in action. Read LEAD at a Glance to get a quick sense of what’s  happening within the network. The Student Spotlight section highlights current and former students who embody the spirit of LEAD. This month’s spotlight focuses on one of our brightest alums, […]

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Student Spotlight: Naysha

Naysha is strikingly honest when you talk to her. Where some people would gloss over their blemishes, Naysha proudly owns her truth. Pregnant at 15. Held back two years. Homeless teen. “I’ve been through a lot but I don’t regret anything that I’ve been through because it has made me the person that I am,” […]

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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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