NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Five new high schools in Newark have been awarded grants totaling nearly $1 million from last fall’s $100 million donation made by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The awards were announced Tuesday by the Foundation for Newark’s Future, the organization created to disburse the money.READ MORE: Pressure Builds On President Biden's Administration To Loosen International Travel Ban Into The Country
BARD High School Early College Newark and Sakia Gunn High School for Civic Engagement each received $175,000 grants. Newark Leadership Academy, Newark BRIDGES High School and Newark S.T.E.A.M. Academy each received $125,000 grants. All five schools received an additional $50,000 to help them meet their goal of opening in the fall.READ MORE: Authorities Announce Major Gang Crackdown In Queens, With 28 Arrests
In addition to Zuckerberg’s grant last September, $44 million has been raised in matching grants from other foundations.
The project already has spent $1 million to survey residents on what school improvements are needed.MORE NEWS: Anxiety Grows On Long Island As COVID-19 Cases Increase
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