Each year, about 35 women from colleges and universities across New Jersey are selected to attend.
NEW Leadership™ New Jersey
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NEW Leadership™ New Jersey
"I left NEW Leadership with a greater feeling of confidence in my own ability to lead and to create change.“
Who Should Apply to NEW Leadership™ New Jersey?
NEW Leadership™ New Jersey is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any New Jersey college or university and New Jersey residents enrolled in out-of-state schools for the 2015-2016 academic year.
CAWP is committed to including women from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds in each NEW Leadership™ class. We strongly encourage women of color, non-traditional college women, and students with a wide range of majors to apply.
At NEW Leadership™ you will
"Not only did I gain leadership skills, I left the
program with a strong network of future leaders."
NEW Leadership™ is supported by donations from corporate sponsors and individuals that cover some of the program costs. Each participating college and university is asked to pay a $500 program fee per student. There is no direct cost to the students. Housing, food, and all program materials for the full six days of the program are provided.
Applicants are required to provide contact information for a faculty or staff member at their school who agrees to assist them in obtaining funding for the NEW Leadership™ program fee. A limited number of scholarships will be available to students who are unable to obtain sponsorship from their schools.
Check the list of participating schools tab above for contacts who have agreed to help students find funding.
NEW Leadership FAQ's
Who is eligible to apply?
NEW Leadership™ New Jersey is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any New Jersey college or university and New Jersey residents enrolled in out-of-state schools. We strongly encourage women of color and nontraditional college women to apply. Each NEW Leadership™ class includes women from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds.
Demonstrated leadership experience in your campus or community and a commitment to expanding knowledge about politics and civic engagement are primary considerations. We look for participants with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to the knowledge of the group by offering different perspectives.
No, past participants have represented a wide range of majors including; music, biology, business, social work, education, criminal justice, women and gender studies, and political science. There is no specific academic profile for the successful NEW Leadership™ participant.
Most of the program sessions are held at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The program also includes a day trip to the state capital, Trenton.
NEW Leadership™ New Jersey is a full-time residential program, and participants are required to participate in all sessions and reside on the Rutgers campus for the entire program. You must be in attendance from Thursday morning through Tuesday evening.
Yes. All NEW Leadership™ participants are required to reside on campus for the entire program. The residential requirement is crucial to sustaining the program focus and helps develop strong bonds among the participants.
There is no direct cost to students. Participating schools agree to pay a $500 program fee for each student attending NEW Leadership™. A limited number of scholarships are available for students who are unable to obtain funding from their schools.
Check the list of participating schools tab above for contacts who have agreed to help students find funding for the $500 program fee.
NEW Leadership™ New Jersey was held June 4-9, 2015
Students from over 18 New Jersey colleges and universities were selected to attend.
State Senator Diane Allen in Trenton with the NEW Leadership New Jersey class of 2015
Michelle Grushko from Monmouth University, with Representative Grace Meng
Highlights of NEW Leadership NJ 2015 included:
NJ Participating Schools Contact Information
Atlantic Cape Community College
Manager, Student Activities
Bergen Community College
Coordinator Student Development
Director, Center for Student Leadership
Brookdale Community College
Assistant Director, Student Life & Activities
Burlington County College
Camden County College
College of Saint Elizabeth
Dawn O'leary Singerline
Director of Leadership Development
County College of Morris
Vice President of Student Development
Cumberland County College
Senior Director, Student Life & Athletics
Dean of Faculty Development
Essex County College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Michelle McCroy Heins
Dean of Students
Georgian Court University
Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Engagement
Hudson County Community College
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Dr. Emily Filardo
Director, Women's Studies Program
Mercer County College
Executive Dean of Student Affairs
Middlesex County College
Dean of Student Affairs
Director, Student Activities
Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
Dr. Louise Stanton
Chair, Department of Political Science
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Director, Murray Center for Women in Technology
Ocean County College
Assistant Director of Student Life
Passaic County Community College
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Student Development Specialist
Raritan Valley Community College
Director of Student Life
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Assistant Director, Student Development
Director of Leadership Programs
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Rutgers University – School of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Director, Honors Program
Rutgers University - Camden
Associate Director, Campus Center
Assistant Director for Service Learning
Saint Peter's University
Director of Student Activities
Seton Hall University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Assistant Dean of Students
Sussex County Community College
Associate Director, Office of Student Activities
Warren County College
Director of Student Activities
William Paterson University
Chair, Women's Studies Department