Strengthening Achievement Among Hispanics and Students of Minority Backgrounds Project Receives Award

The New Jersey Higher Education Showcase of Exemplary Practices: Excellence in Teacher Preparation recognized the University’s Strengthening Achievement Among Hispanics and Students of Minority Backgrounds project with an excellence award. A $2.8 million Title V grant, co-authored by David Surrey, Ph.D., chairperson of the sociology and urban studies department, provides funding for initiatives such as the Center for English Language Acquisition and Culture, a full service resource center that supports ESL students in language development, expanded academic assistance and innovative academic readiness programs in Jersey City high schools.