“To assure every qualified Newark High School graduate the opportunity to pursue higher education.”


A Call to College provides services and programming to students from second grade through senior year in the eleven school buildings that make up the Newark City School District.  In addition, Newark High School graduates who receive Last Dollar Grants and currently attend college, continue to be offered assistance filling out the Free Application for Financial Aid Form (FAFSA), the opportunity to renew their scholarship and an expectation to give back to the program by volunteering.  To learn more specifics about the different programs that make up A Call to College, please click on the following links:

Links to Programs

Hats Off!

347 community volunteers provided 3,217 hours of service this past year

“My experience with the PEAK program has been as a volunteer for "Reading Rocks at the Library." I, and other residents of Kendal, a local senior living community, visit with second-graders at the downtown Newark library. We talk with them about how books are avenues to grand stories, valuable information, adventures, and excitement. For some of the kids, it's the first time they've been inside the library. They seem to have a grand time, and they're full of questions. I've done this for several years now, and I'm persuaded that the work being done by the PEAK program is memorable and important for the children.”    

-Reed Browning              Volunteer 
Newark juniors and seniors benefited from 1,909 hours of one-on-one college advising from fourteen trained volunteers, learning about college deadlines and costs, ACT test preparation, financial aid options and scholarship information 

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