SUMMIT, NJ - Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA) -- a Summit-based nonprofit that supports low-income, urban high schools in the greater Newark and Jersey City areas -- has raised more than $70,000 to support emergency tuition assistance for its students whose parents are ill or have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19.

Anticipating a great need for this fund in the coming weeks and months, the S/PA Board acted quickly to provide needed financial assistance.

The organization has quickly learned of students with parents who are sick or can’t find work, and who are struggling to feed their families. Student/ Partner Alliance is working with schools, partners and mentors to get the assistance where it is most needed.  S/PA students attend seven private high schools in urban NJ. 

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Summit resident, and S/PA President of the Board Emmett Daly, said: “Students in the Program are already low income and now face even greater financial strain from the COVID 19 shutdown. Our Board recognized this dire need and responded quickly and compassionately. I am so very proud of this inspiring group.”

To make a donation, visit our studentpartneralliance.org/donate or mail a check to 561 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.