Our Schools, Our Vision


Mission & Vision

Empower Parents, Students, Educators and Community advocates from Newark Public Schools with information and knowledge of effective methods for family and community engagement in schools.


School Workshops

In addition to our ALI Saturday Classes, we also offer a wide variety of workshops designed to help parents, students, educators and community become more productively involved in education reform.


Recent Programs

Our Six Week Summer Program of workshops, projects and media production training, is to prepare our students to become tomorrow's education advocates.

THE ALI IMPACT Fourteen years ago, Abbott Leadership Institute located on the Rutgers Newark Campus,
began its journey with 19 parents and one teacher in a small classroom in the Cornwall Center.
Our goal - to build a base of informed and empowered stakeholders for the Newark Public School system.
Our mission - to increase parent engagement as encouraged by Abbott V. Burke, and to educate parents in the methods for effectively working with educators to ensure all of Newark’s children are receiving a good education. Over the years, we have made many steps towards progress, but the current climate of education reform and "fixes" makes the need for the informed parent voice even greater, and more urgent.

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ALI Impact - 15 Years of
Education Advocacy Training.