NEWARK, NJ — Newark-based education organization Trio New College Network was recognized this month for its efforts to put students on track towards landing successful careers.
The network, which is made up of city-based education institutions, Gateway U Hybrid College, LEAD Charter School and Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, will be in receipt of grant funding to leverage career-connected learning programs. The funding comes as part of the Catalyze Challenge, which provides grants to organizations and institutions that support initiatives and curriculum put in place at middle and high schools, and programs supporting the transition to early college coursework.
This year, Trio New College Network was one of 15 winners from across the country to receive part of $4 million available in grant monies and will pilot, launch and scale solutions designed for the leaders of tomorrow’s workforce.
“Trio New College Network shares our mission of clearing barriers and creating pathways to success for young people,” said Robert Clark, CEO of Newark Opportunity Youth Network (NOYN). LEAD Charter School serves as an extension of NOYN to support Newark’s underserved youth. “By bridging education and workforce development, we hope to see more young people reach their potential and further strengthen Newark’s future.”