Pathways to Opportunity for Undocumented Families

Newark Public Schools & Rutgers University Host UNDOCU-NEWARK on Saturday, June 9, 2018

Come Learn the Latest Information on DACA and Access to Education

[NEWARK, NJ] Newark Public Schools (NPS) in conjunction with Rutgers University Newark, is hosting UNDOCU-Newark on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The program will be held at East Side High School, located at 238 Van Buren Street in Newark. The event is free and open to the public.

At UNDOCU-Newark, families can obtain the latest information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In addition, Rutgers University – Newark will be on site to provide scholarship and financial aid information to undocumented and mixed status students (when a student is undocumented and the parent is a citizen).

“Our goal is to help families and students navigate their higher education options and other aspects of their lives during and after high school,” said A. Robert Gregory, Interim Superintendent of Newark Public Schools. “It is our responsibility to create pathways to success for our students – what better way to do that to help them and their families prepare for their future today.

UNDOCU-Newark is a unique event developed by the NPS Office of College and Career Access, in collaboration with Essex County College, Rutgers Law School, and UndocuJersey. The goals of UNDOCU-Newark are to teach and families about educational resources such as scholarship opportunities and other important facts about college programs and finances specific to undocumented students.