The Chad School Foundation

Building Community Wealth 

Through Education


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). 

2017 Scholars

Mariamu Olumbe

Science Park High School

Howard University


Mariamu Olumbe is a senior at Science Park High School where she is one of the captains of her track and field team, a member of the prom committee as well as a member of the Newark Student Leadership Union. She has worked and volunteered at Beth Israel Hospital in the maternity ward, specifically in the mother/baby unit, where she developed her interest in gynecology. Mariamu will receive her high school diploma from Science Park High School and will attend Howard University in the fall of 2017 as an undergraduate biology major 

Prince Henry Abruquah

Weequahic High School

Rutgers University


Prince Henry Abruquah is a senior at Weequahic High School, and will proudly be graduating as the class of 2017’s salutatorian. In the fall of 2017 he will be attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and will major in Biological Sciences-Cellular Biology. Prince is a member of the Student Council, Yearbook Committee, and the Film Club at Weequahic. He splits his time volunteering as an assistant to the Weequahic Alumni office, and at the Weequahic Branch Library. He aspires to become a Physician, establishing clinics in impoverished areas across the globe  

Renee Onque

Bard High School Early College

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania


Renee Onque is a senior at Bard High School Early College-Newark. She will be graduating as the Salutatorian for the class of 2017. She is the school-wide President, a member of the National Honors Society, and a Student Ambassador. She also participates in the BAO ASCEND program which is a program for young women and men that participate in community service for the Newark community. Renee hopes to become a Photo Journalist. After receiving her high school diploma and associate arts degree upon graduation, she will study Mass Communications with a minor in English at the Lincoln University of Pennyslvania 

Ryan Welch

North Star Academy

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)


Ryan Welch is a senior at North Star Academy College Preparatory High School Washington Park Campus. He is a member of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, where he helps other students in honor society plan events for the school such as Community Service Days and Pep Rallies. He has been a member of his track team since the founding of the team in his freshman year of high school. He is one of the captains on the team. After receiving his diploma from North Star, Ryan plans to attend New Jersey Institute of Technology in the fall, to major in Civil Engineering and or Computer Science. 

Sabbathina Agyei

University High School

Rutgers University 


Sabbathina Agyei will be graduating from University High School as the class valedictorian in June. She is the president of the future nurse's club, vice president of the national honor society, captain of the tennis team, and was nominated as the senior of the month. Sabbathina has also participated in community service activities such as, organizing a “penny for pasta” project to help people suffering from leukemia, helping students with one-on-one academic help, writing to sick people, donating socks to the elderly, and donating clothes to the homeless. Giving back to the community is her number one priority; therefore she plans to pursue a career which involves giving back to her community. Sabbathina will be attending Rutgers University, New Brunswick in the fall and plans to major in civil engineering. She hopes to become a civil engineer. 

Tiiera Broxton

University High School

Rutgers University


Tiiera Broxton is a senior at University High School where she is a member of the sister to sister mentoring club, band dance, tennis team, fashion club as well as Stand and Deliver. She has been actively participating in the Seton Hall Upward Bound program where she learns various things surrounding the STEM field. Tiiera would like to be a child psychologist. She will receive a high school diploma from University High School and will attend Rutgers University Newark in the fall. Tiiera does not aspire to leave her city, but rather plans to use her education to give back and motivate others. 

Young Men Beating The Odds

preston pinkett at the Chad Scholars Awards Reception

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