Empowering Parents,
Students & Educators:

The Mission of the Abbott Leadership Institute is to develop informed and effective education advocates for Newark Public Schools (NPS).

"All children deserve an excellent education, and it's our job to prepare parents,
teachers and students to advocate for school reform that will meet their needs."

Junius W. Williams, Esq.
ALI Director


Join the Abbott Leadership Institute for Our 28th Class Series:
“How to Return Newark’s Public Schools to Local Control”

The Abbott Leadership Institute has empowered parents, students, educators and community advocates through information about public school reform, and knowledge of effective methods of family engagement in schools. Over the last 14 years, we have educated over 4,500 people through our classes, mostly Newark residents.
See our 28th Series schedule here.

Through the youth Media Symposium (YMS) we build student voice, leadership and media production skills; and promote civic engagement through classes and activities at Rutgers Newark. We have held eight successful yearlong sessions, and nine intensive summer programs serving over 300 high school students.
Learn more about YMS here.


The Youth Media Symposium is seeking dynamic volunteers
for our College Success Centers throughout Newark, New Jersey.

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