Last fall, NJEA received a $270,000 grant from the National Education Association (NEA) to promote community colleges and teacher diversity. The NEA Media Grant program is intended to advance the cause of public education and publicize the role of the association and its affiliates in improving the quality of public education.
NJEA interviewed several teachers and educational support professionals who are community college graduates. They were asked about their educational journey and how community college helped them achieve their career goals. To watch thes videos, visit njea.org/highered.
With grant support, community college radio advertisements began in December and a statewide digital billboard campaign launched soon after. The billboard message reads “NJ’s Community Colleges: Start your Success Story” and directs viewers to njea.org/highered. The website includes community college resources, helps users to find their local college, and features videos spotlighting community college success stories.