Class of 2000 during their initial retreat in New Jersey in 1998 Photo: Glen Frieson
This community-based non-profit organization was
established in 1997 to develop and enhance leadership skills of
individuals committed to the city of Newark. It offers a two-year
training program that focuses on key issues affecting the city
through seminars, team building sessions, and skills development
workshops. The participants are professionals in the early stages
of their careers who have shown potential to make positive
contributions to the city. Approximately 40 emerging leaders are
selected annually for participation by a board of prominent leaders
from diverse sectors of the community. The first class was admitted
in fall of 1998. The curriculum focuses on such areas as education,
the environment, public safety and criminal justice, community
development, and economic development.
Originally submitted by: Donald M. Payne, Representative (10th District).
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