Welcome to the 2015 Leadership Newark Summit

Dear Prospective Conference Attendee:

Thank you for your interest in “Newark In Action: Educate ♦ Engage Empower, the 2015 Leadership Newark Public Policy Summit! As promised during our first Summit in 2013, we are bringing back the opportunity to hear your voice.  At that time, we asked the over 200 stakeholders in attendance to act on their passion and be prepared to share how a collective would be able to work on behalf of making Newark a better place for the greater good.  The Leadership Newark Public Policy Summit will provide the opportunity to share that passion and your solutions.  We also are responding to what came up as the most pressing public policy issues with a focus in 2015 on education and public safety.

The 2015 Summit is designed to include in depth discussions on both education & public safety with workshops that will enable you to roll up your sleeves, share working viable solutions and pointers on how to Educate v Engage v Empower one another.  The intent of the 2015 Summit is to provide a conference setting for Newark stakeholders to become informed about the latest developments in education and public safety and how they are impacting Newark and other urban communities.  The conference provides a space for policy wonks and those interested in learning more to jointly share their thoughts, ideas and concerns and more importantly, solutions.

Helping us understand and navigate just how we as a community can bring our theme, “Newark In Action: Educate Engage Empower, to fruition will be noted experts, facilitators & speakers.  I invite you to visit our website frequently to get up to the minute updates on our planning over the next few months.  We also will be offering an early bird discount for those who register between now and April 30, 2015.  

We look forward to seeing you on June 6, 2015 as a participant at the 2015 Leadership Newark Public Policy Summit, “Newark In Action: Educate Engage Empower.

Thank you for your time, interest and consideration.  See you at the Summit!



Celia M. King

Celia M. King, MPS

Chief Executive Officer

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Keynote Speaker: Ryan Haygood

  • President & CEO of The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  • Former Deputy Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
  • New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, & National Public Radio Contributor
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Moderators: Ross Danis, Ed.D.

  • Newark Trust for Education






Newark Alliance
Victoria Foundation
Berkeley College
Newark Charter School Fund
The Schumann Fund For New Jersey
University Hospital
United Way