July 18, 2023
College degree gap widens between Black and White Americans
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports that the gap between Black and White college graduates has widened significantly since 2010. Some analysts attribute this issue to the rising cost of a college education, along with and lack of preparation and resources in low-income high schools. The full article, published by the Hechinger report, is linked here.
April 19, 2023
Closing the Opportunity Gap
In education, we often hear about the “achievement gap” among different student populations – but what about discrepancies in opportunities? At LEAP for Education, we’re trying to bridge the gap between privileged and underprivileged students by providing all students with access to the educational resources they need to achieve their goals.
February 3, 2023
Looking Back to Look Ahead: A Report on the Condition of Education in the Commonwealth
LEAP for Education is showcased on page 11 of this report on the Condition of Education: 10th Anniversary. LEAP was also mentioned in the first report in 2013. read here
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.
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.
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.