Policy & Advocacy

 Through the commissioning of research  and white papers  and convening  of key policy and  decision makers, the Foundation champions  promising   efforts  to create high-quality public schools. 

Impact Investing

The purpose of impact investing is to provide investment capital in order to deliver social benefits to the community.  

College Engagement & Scholarships

Providing pathways and scholarships for college.  Chad assists in providing opportunities  to alter  the life  chances  of  low-income,  yet aspiring  students  through  a limited  number of academic scholarships. 

Support the chad scholars program

Your generosity enables the Foundation to increase access to higher education for deserving students in the Greater Newark Area.  Chad’s financial assistance has made it possible for outstanding Newark-area students to attend such colleges and universities as Boston College, Howard University, University of Virginia, the Rutgers College of Engineering, and Syracuse University. 

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Recent Developments

The Chad School: Newark’s Model for Community Excellence

 One  year after major civil unrest in the streets of Newark in 1967, one of  the greatest testaments to community empowerment was established in  1968. That year, the Black Youth Organization, the forerunner of The  Chad School began tutoring teenagers in history, science, and math at  the Newark YMCA. W. Leon Moore and Clifton Carter, the founders of The  Black Youth Organization (BYO) discovered that ...


 The Chad School Foundation celebrates the life, legacy, and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.     

On March 8, 1965 in Selma, Alabama, Dr. King said, "A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true." Dr. King would travel to Newark days later in March 1968 to promote the Poor People’s Campaign, a movement to bring about economic justice for all Americans..

The Chad School Foundation supports Black and Latino Male Achievement in the Newark community.

The Chad School Foundation is honored to partner with Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark to encourage academic success, community responsibility, and a positive  sense of self. 


The Chad School Foundation’s inaugural College Engagement Experience was held on Friday July 14, 2017 at the Foundation’s office. The purpose of this event was for staff to engage with the 2017 scholars with various activities such as talks with business professionals & entrepreneurs, a college panel, and a community service activity. The day  incorporated team building and problem solving skills which were meant to build the new scholars and challenge their ways of thinking. 


The Chad School Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Chad Scholars Awards Reception at Crystal Room in the Robert Treat Hotel on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. This year also marked Eric Stevenson’s first year as The Chad School Foundation’s Executive Director. Equally important to the Foundation’s legacy today are the 6 recipients of the Chad Scholarship Award who received $10,000 each toward their college education.  


The Chad School Foundation partnered with Newark Public Schools to raise awareness about Pre-K enrollment.  Newark residents will have access to on-site applications for FREE  Pre-K programs in all five wards. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by  October 1, 2017 to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year.  Parents/Guardians should bring a government issued ID, proof of Newark  residency, child's birth certificate, immunization records, current physical form, and proof of income (for Head Start eligibility). 

Young Men Beating The Odds

preston pinkett at the Chad Scholars Awards Reception

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