STC Prudential Math Report

Prudential Newark Math Initiative Working Group Report: Bridging the High School to College Math Gap

Since its founding, Prudential has been a committed steward and anchor institution in the City of Newark, providing employment for thousands of residents. Yet, many residents do not meet the educational requirements necessary for higher-skill, math-intensive positions. Seeing this challenge, the team at Prudential convened community leaders several years ago to ask the question: how do we strengthen the math skills of Newark youth, thus preparing them for math-intensive, high-skill careers at firms like Prudential? From those convenings, Prudential emerged with lists of suggestions on how to strengthen math skills in Newark youth and create a citywide math culture in Newark. Prudential then partnered with nonprofit Schools That Can (STC) Newark to coordinate some of these efforts. Thus was born the Prudential Newark Math Initiative.

To learn more about STC Newark and its programming, click here or email STC Newark Executive Director Erin Sweeney