Dear NCLC Supporters,

Many things have changed in recent weeks as we all adjust to a new normal. Despite the challenges that have come with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also have an amazing opportunity to innovate. We want to assure you that NCLC remains unwavering in our commitment to Newark students. Now, more than ever, our students need our support and we are working diligently each day to find creative solutions that ensure the continuity of the critical work of building Newark’s college-going culture.

Newark FAFSA Challenge

The Newark FAFSA Challenge is a citywide effort to help more Newark high school seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). While a huge part of the FAFSA Challenge previously included in-person completion assistance for students and parents, NCLC is now making virtual FAFSA assistance resources available. 

  • Coming soon! Make an appointment for a personal FAFSA and NJ Alternative Application assistance session via phone or video conference. Additional details to be announced.

NCLC Campus Visits

NCLC recently launched a social media campaign, titled “NCLC Campus Visits,” to give virtual campus tours of our partner institutions. Campus tours are such an important part of the college planning process. Unfortunately, our students cannot participate in in-person tours at least through May. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to not only visually see a campus, but also to learn more about what makes the school unique, just like they would during an in-person campus tour. Check out our first campus visit to Seton Hall University on Instagram: 


Newark Goes to College!

In partnership with the Newark Public Library, NCLC provides a series of year-round college and career readiness activities, with workshops on topics like personal statement writing and college options for immigrant students. We’re working to find the best solution to continue these workshops virtually. Stay tuned for dates and additional details. 

College Pathway Initiative
The College Pathway Initiative (CPI) supports Newark high school students in their transition to college. Students are currently being engaged virtually by program staff in college planning activities to ensure they remain on-track to graduation and college matriculation. 

Dual Enrollment

Newark high school students enrolled in college courses at Rutgers University-Newark through NCLC’s Dual Enrollment Initiative are continuing to take classes online. We are also providing additional supports to these students to ensure they remain engaged and finish the semester strong.

If you have any questions about NCLC activities, please feel free to contact us at You can also stay connected to us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Wishing you all health, peace, and safety.

The NCLC Team