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LEAP Voices – A Series of Interviews with LEAP Stakeholders: Eric

JULY 07, 2021 BY Max D’Amato An interview with Eric, Teen Center Coordinator (Salem), sharing information about the Summer Success Program. Eric Roberts is LEAP for Education’s Teen Center Coordinator. In this interview he talks about the new Summer Success Program and invites students who graduated from Collins Middle School or Saltonstall School to join this program to prepare to transition into high school. What is the Summer Success Program at the Teen Center? Eric: The Summer Success Program is a new program from LEAP in partnership with Salem Public Schools to help prepare rising 9th graders for high school. […]


LEAP Voices – A Series of Interviews with LEAP Students: Claudia

JUNE 15, 2021 BY Max D’Amato Claudia, College Success Program participant, Salem State University (2022) Nursing Major with minors in Psychology and Biology An interview with Claudia, College Success Program (CSP) participant, sharing tips and wisdom about scholarships. Claudia is a Nursing Major with minors in Psychology and Biology at Salem State University and a College Success Program participant. In this interview we hear how CSP has supported Claudia’s studies and journey to find the right school through guidance in seeking out scholarships, as well as hands-on assistance with applications. When did you join CSP and why did you join? […]


Intern Insights: A Winter Internship with LEAP

By Emma Cundari On the bright morning of January 4th, I sat at the desk in the spare bedroom of my home in northern New Jersey. That morning, in that room, is where I kicked off the first day of my remote Career Services internship with LEAP for Education for my English & Creative Writing major. It started with the first of many video calls with my internship supervisor, Madison Seligman, LEAP’s Career & Outreach Coordinator. Over three weeks have passed since that moment and yet, it feels as if it was just yesterday. As cliche as it is, time […]


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