September 1, 2022

New study shows that social capital is the key to reducing poverty and empowering underserved youth’s upward mobility.

Social capital has long been one of the four essential elements of student success at LEAP and is included in all LEAP programs at each age level.
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August 10, 2022

Thurgood Marshall Students Encouraged To Dream More At Summer Program

On Monday morning, Mayor Jared Nicholson, Ward Councilors Wayne Lozzi and Coco Alinsug, Interim Superintendent Deb Ruggiero, and School Committee members Brian Castellanos and Lorraine Gately toured the school to see how LEAP (learn, explore, aspire, pursue) for Education’s Dream MORE program was enriching students’ lives.
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July 21, 2022

Learning Hits the Road in Lynn

Dozens of middle schoolers formed a line in the Thurgood Marshall Middle School parking lot Monday morning to climb aboard the “SCiLL,” a 30-foot-long mobile Sustainability and Climate Innovation Learning Lab.
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July 21, 2022

US Dept. of Ed calls for afterschool & summer for all

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona launched the Engage Every Student Initiative, a bold new call to action to utilize American Rescue Plan funds alongside other state and local funds to ensure that every child who wants a spot in a high-quality out-of-school time (OST) program has one.
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October 27, 2021

LEAP Voices – A Series of Interviews with LEAP Students: Gisady

Gisady Mendoza is a chemistry major with a minor in business administration at Salem State University and a College Success Program (CSP) participant.
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October 19, 2021

Search Institute’s Research on the Importance of Relationships

Social-emotional learning and social capital are two cornerstones to LEAP’s youth success model. Discover why.
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October 19, 2021

Helping Students Recover from the Pandemic

Brookings’ article on the impacts of COVID-19 which have been most severe for those who were already the furthest behind academically—students of color and those experiencing poverty.
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July 7, 2021

LEAP Voices – A Series of Interviews with LEAP Stakeholders: Eric

Eric Roberts is LEAP for Education’s Teen Center Coordinator.
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June 15, 2021

LEAP Voices – A Series of Interviews with LEAP Students: Claudia

JUNE 15, 2021 BY Max D’Amato Claudia, College Success Program participant, Salem State University (2022) Nursing Major with minors in Psychology and Biology An interview with Claudia, College Success Program (CSP) participant, sharing tips and wisdom about scholarships. Claudia is a Nursing Major with minors in Psychology and Biology at Salem State University and a College Success Program participant. In this interview we hear how CSP has supported Claudia’s studies and journey to find the right school through guidance in seeking out scholarships, as well as
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February 17, 2021

Intern Insights: A Winter Internship with LEAP

By Emma Cundari [custom_frame_right][/custom_frame_right]On the bright morning of January 4th, I sat at the desk in the spare bedroom of my home in northern New Jersey. That morning, in that room, is where I kicked off the first day of my remote Career Services internship with LEAP for Education for my English & Creative Writing major. It started with the first of many video calls with my internship supervisor, Madison Seligman, LEAP’s Career & Outreach Coordinator. Over three weeks have passed since that moment and yet,
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