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“I knew that SEEDS would not only help me get accepted into an independent school, but it would also help mold me into a gifted student with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in such a school. I desperately wanted to be involved in the stimulating and highly academic discussions that occurred daily at an independent school. I wanted to benefit from an environment where motivated students pushed each other to be better. SEEDS was the beginning of my long and exciting journey towards a brighter future. It was the first place where I was allowed to dream as big as my imagination would allow and encouraged to go out into the world and do everything I can to make those dreams a reality. NJ SEEDS definitely changed my life.”
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New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication, Success) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 that changes the lives of motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families by transforming their educational opportunities. We ensure that our students have the knowledge, skills, access and support to thrive at the nation’s finest schools and colleges. We strive for a world in which young people’s initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socio-economic status.
CFO of Nasdaq Named SEEDS’ Vice Chair of the Board New Jersey SEEDS , a nonprofit organization that provides life-changing educational opportunities to low-income students, appointed Paul Kalamaras, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer of Investors Bank , to its Board of Trustees in February. Paul Kalamaras joined Investors Bank as a Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking in August 2008. Before joining Investors, Paul was Executive Vice President of Millennium bcp bank, N.A., in Newark, New
We are extremely excited to welcome Paul to our Board of Trustees. He brings us financial acumen, management expertise and great enthusiasm for the work that SEEDS does on behalf of its scholars
This month, high school seniors throughout the country will receive college notifications, but for many of the highest-achieving, low-income students, a college education is not in their future. New Jersey SEEDS’ College Scholars Program is a determined response to a pressing local, regional and national need. The data show that the top low-income students may enroll in a four-year college, but the vast majority of these students will not apply to a single selective college or university, which are exactly the schools with the resources to enable them to complete their educations. It is our goal to ensure that exceptional students achieve advanced academic success regardless of their economic status.
Newark, NJ—September 14, 2012—New Jersey SEEDS , a nonprofit organization that changes lives through access to education, announced four new members have joined its Board of Trustees , each beginning three-year terms. The new Trustees are: Janice C. Beckmen; Michael A. Bonarti, Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Automatic Data Processing, Inc .; Theodore Lubke, Chief Regulatory Reform Officer of the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs ; and Lee Shavel, Chief
One hundred thirteen rising sixth, seventh, and ninth graders enrolled in New Jersey SEEDS’ Scholars and Young Scholars Programs celebrated their commencement on August 2. New Jersey SEEDS is a nonprofit organization that transforms the educational opportunities of motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families. Students participating in SEEDS’ Scholars and Young Scholars Programs complete 14 months of advanced academic coursework before being placed in selective
New Jersey SEEDS , a nonprofit organization that provides life-changing educational opportunities to low-income students, will honor Bank of America and Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, at its 4th Annual Leading Change Benefit . Both will receive New Jersey SEEDS’ Leading Change Award, which recognizes those whose initiative and commitment have enhanced the educational opportunities of young people throughout New Jersey. Bank of America was selected as
June 12, 2014 – Newark, NJ – Monday evening, 29 high school seniors graduated from New Jersey SEEDS ’ College Preparatory Program (CPP). The Commencement Ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate the culmination of the scholars’ three-year commitment to advancing their educational opportunities. “Since enrolling in the College Preparatory Program, our scholars have spent more than 700 hours with SEEDS,” explains President Ronni Denes. “They have a deep understanding of the importance of college to their economic
New Jersey SEEDS announced today the launch of the College Scholars Program , a 17-month academic immersion experience designed to prepare and place top-performing, low-income students from comprehensive high schools into highly selective colleges with sufficient financial aid. “This month, high school seniors throughout the country will receive college notifications, but for many of the highest-achieving, low-income students, a college education is not in their future,” explains SEEDS President Ronni Denes
New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication, Success) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 that changes the lives of motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families by transforming their educational opportunities. We ensure that our students have the knowledge, skills, access and support to thrive at the nation's finest schools and colleges. We strive for a world in which young people's initiative, creativity and intellect can flourish without regard to socio-economic status.