Funders’ Collaborative Strengthening Social and Emotional Programming

In the 2014-15 academic year, many schools in Newark faced an unprecedented number of changes as a result of significant restructuring by the district. In response to these changes, the focus of the Funders’ Collaborative for High-Quality School Options (Funders’ Collaborative) Program, managed by the Newark Trust, was broadened to include those schools most affected by the changes to help ease transition and implementation issues.  

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A Comprehensive Solution to Difficult Challenges Facing Boys and Young Men of Color

Arnold Chandler, Author of ‘Life Course Framework,” Urges “Cross-Silo Collaboration”

Arnold Chandler looks at the big picture when examining the myriad of challenges facing young Black and Latino men—and that’s a matter of policy. Noted for the concepts put forth in his Life Course Framework, a guide that encourages holistic and systematic approaches to complex issues, Chandler envisions a world where policymakers can cross silos and take a long view to better address challenges frequently handled in a vacuum.

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Student Corner: Hearing from Our Students

A look back at the High School Policy Advisory Group.

Over the course of the year, six outstanding students came together to discuss their experiences in Newark Public Schools. They convened as the Trust’s High School Policy Advisory Group (HSPAG). Each month, they examined current policies and practices within their schools.

The Trust checked in with one of the group’s former members, Adewumi Aderibigbe, to learn more about her experience in the program and how it has helped her prepare for and excel in college.

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