Stand & Deliver: Communication Tools for Tomorrow’s Leaders….
was founded in 1999 by the Caucus Educational Corporation to teach young adults to communicate clearly and with passion.
Stand & Deliver believes that by building a young adult’s ability to communicate effectively, it strengthens self-esteem, confidence, and leadership development. Stand & Deliver workshops provide urban youth the necessary skills to fully participate in the workforce, lead and facilitate change and document important civic issues.
Click here to read an article from Newark Bound Magazine on Stand & Deliver.
Our full-year curriculum requires student teams to develop a viable project incorporating solutions to prominent social issues known as the Stand & Deliver Challenge. These projects were presented at the Leadership All-Stars on April 30, 2015 to a panel of judges, including stakeholders, community leaders, educators and law enforcement officials. Click here to view the 2015 Challenge Project Papers.
Teaching our young adults to communicate and lead with passion and integrity prepares them for the future and gives them the tools necessary to succeed in whatever path they choose. If you would like to learn more about the Stand & Deliver program, please call the Program Director, Mary Gamba, at (973) 233-9890 or email
The Stand & Deliver curriculum has been revised for 2014. Through a compilation of exercises, definitions, case studies and role-plays, we have taken a “hands on” approach to teaching young adults about the connection between communication and leadership. Developed by educators, this newly revised curriculum incorporates such concepts as communicating across cultures and leadership in times of crisis. Other topic areas include listening, presentation skills, non-verbal communication, interviewing skills and communicating through writing.
Nights of Eloquence:
The Night of Eloquence is a celebratory event recognizing outstanding individual and team student performances in the presentations of their “Be The Change” plans for bringing realistic, positive change to their communities. The event is an opportunity for these select students to showcase the skills that have learned in their year-long workshops in front of family, friends, Stand & Deliver administrators, and influential members of the community. In addition, each Night of Eloquence honors two highly accomplished individuals who truly make a difference in the lives of inner-city youth in Newark and the surrounding areas with the Martin Luther King, Jr. awards.
- American History High School
- Arts High School
- Bard High School Early College
- Barringer High
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, Union County / Plainfield
- Central High School
- Central Jersey Community Development Corporation
- East Side High School
- Greater Newark Conservancy
- La Casa de Don Pedro
- Malcolm X. Shabazz High School
- Marion A. Bolden Student Center
- Marion P. Thomas Charter School
- New Jersey Community Development Corporation/Great Falls Teen Center
- New Jersey Community Development Corporation/Great Falls YouthBuild
- NJIT’s ESL Upward Bound Program
- Robert Treat Academy Charter School
- Saint Benedict’s Prep
- Saint Vincent Academy
- Science Park High School
- Technology High School
- Unified Vailsburg Services Organization Teen Center
- University High School of Humanities
- Weequahic High School
- West Side High School