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ERIC Number: EJ1086116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Serving a "City Invincible" with Access and Engagement
Haddon, Phoebe A.; Watson, Nyeema C.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v19 n4 p7-16 2015
This article describes a collaboration between Rutgers-Camden University, the Camden City Public Schools, Mastery Charter Schools, and the Camden Community Charter School that seeks to increase student achievement by providing an integrated system of partnerships that promote academic success, support positive social and emotional development, and engage families and community members in an effort to strengthen the North Camden neighborhood. In addition to elementary and middle school initiatives, Rutgers-Camden has developed more intentional educational pathway opportunities to increase the number of underrepresented students in and around the city who apply to, enroll in, and complete postsecondary education, including Rutgers Future Scholars and The Hill Family Center for College Access. The collective results of these initiatives, including early indicators of student academic growth evidenced in programs like Ignite and the number of Camden students who have successfully transitioned into college, give hope that civic engagement efforts like these can create a pathway out of poverty and educational inequity and a more positive outcome for Camden youth.
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Public Schools, Charter Schools, State Universities, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Outreach Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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