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Since 1993, when S/PA was incorporated as a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, many changes and much growth has taken place. Our supporters, whether individuals, family foundations or large corporations, have all contributed their part in bringing the best possible educational experience and mentoring support to the student recipients of S/PA scholarships. Together we work as an alliance to help NJ inner-city students reach their potential in high school so that they may subsequently be accepted into and perform successfully at college.
Over 1800 students have graduated from their neighborhood private high school with the assistance of a S/PA scholarship
- The number of our Partner and Mentoring individuals continues to grow.
- Our Corporate/Foundation supporters has grown to 24.
- Our Young Professionals Network has grown to greater than 30 individuals, with many participating with S/PA as mentors to students.
- S/PA sponsored events has increased to 5 events per academic year (2 Student/Partner Breakfasts, Community FoodBank Service Program, Family Holiday Party, Greater Newark Conservancy Service Program).
- S/PA alumni share their success by completing the cycle and returning to mentor or partner S/PA students. Alumni from St. Benedict’s Prep, St. Vincent Academy, Immaculate Conception, and Marist High School have joined S/PA as mentors to current students.
- Each year, S/PA graduates are recipients of hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards to continue their education at an institute of higher learning.
Self-Sufficiency Through Education
561 Springfield Avenue Summit, NJ 07901 phone: 908-522-0405 or 908-522-0406