A Forest for the Streets: Rutgers–Camden and LEAP Students Team Up to Grow Food Forest in Camden

By Tom McLaughlin More needs to be done – and soon, explains Matthew Closter. With one main supermarket, Camden is a USDA-designated food desert. What’s more, the city continues to be plagued by a number of environmental...

Rutgers-Camden and LEAP Academy University Charter School students won a national Social Justice Challenge award

A team of Rutgers-Camden and LEAP Academy University Charter School students won a national Social Justice Challenge award of $5,000, sponsored by the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Policy and Administration. The team proposed...

5 Questions with LEAP Alumna, Sidia Mustapha

In our final LEAP Academy alumni profile, Sidia Mustapha shares why she ultimately chose to attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall. She credits LEAP Academy for helping her get there.  1) What are you most excited...

5 Questions with LEAP Alum, Abraham Nwaemo

LEAP Academy alum, Abraham Nwaemo boasts more than 80 acceptances for this fall. Catch up with Abraham on Charters Change Lives! and check out what he plans to stay in-state this fall. 1)      What are you most excited...

5 Questions with LEAP Alumna, Shalaya Lopez

LEAP Academy alumna, Shalaya Lopez took time out of her busy schedule to catch up with Charters Change Lives! Check out what she had to say about charters, college, and Camden. 1) What are you most excited about for the...

In Camden, Students Honor Katz-Dalsey Founders One Year Later

One year after the passing of the school’s two co-founders, the leadership at the Katz Dalsey Academy Charter School in Camden looks back at its first year without Lewis Katz and Marcy Dalsey. “We’ve inherited an...

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