Empowering Parents,
Students & Educators:

The Mission of the Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers University Newark 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 Founder

“Return to Local Control, Where Are We Now?”
APRIL 14TH, 2018
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The Abbott Leadership Institute is proud to announce
it's 33rd education advocacy Saturday Series. See below for class schedule.

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 16 years, we have educated over 4,500 people through our classes, mostly Newark residents. See our 33rd 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 ten successful yearlong sessions, and eleven intensive summer programs serving over 450 high school students. Learn more about YMS here.

We are excited to share our latest report

"Educate, Engage, Empower:
Strategies for Parent Engagement in School Reform,
from Lessons Learned in Extended Learning Time
and Parent Engagement in Newark".

English version


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

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