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NJ LEEP

  • NJ LEEP
  • 570 Broad Street Suite 700
  • Newark, NJ 07102
  • 973-297-1555
  • Marissa Geraghty
  • College Access Director
  • (973) 508-2488

Program Description

NJ LEEP (Law and Education Empowerment Project) is a college access and success program serving students and families in the greater Newark area. Our College Bound Program empowers high school students with both the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.

The College Bound Program serves first-generation and low-income students enrolled in grades 9-12 from more than 20 public, private, and charter schools across the greater Newark area. Most youth possess multiple risk factors to college matriculation and persistence.

Our curriculum, implemented over four years of programming, uses law to teach transferable skills.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 36%
  • Other: 20%
  • African American: 44%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 150
  • Middle School: 45
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Allegheny College
  • American University
  • Bates College
  • Boston College
  • Caldwell University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Drew University
  • Felician University
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard College
  • Howard University
  • Kean University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Providence College
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University-Newark
  • Seton Hall University
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Vassar College
  • Wellesley College
  • Yale University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 85%