Stand & Deliver Page Group ShotStand & 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, 2014 to a panel of judges, including stakeholders, community leaders, educators and law enforcement officials. Click here to view the 2014 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.



2015 Stand & Deliver Program

Join us on May 12, 2015 for the 16th Annual Stand & Deliver Night of Eloquence

As in years past, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, a select number of Stand & Deliver participants will make dynamic and compelling presentations promoting realistic plans for bringing positive change to their community.  Teaching 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.

We hope you will join us in applauding the efforts of our talented and very special Stand & Deliver participants and support this important youth leadership initiative. Please click HERE to find out how to sponsor an ad in our 2015 Night of Eloquence ad journal.

All are welcome to attend the Night of Eloquence, as this is a free event, however, RSVP is required.  For more details about the event or to RSVP, please contact Mary Gamba, Stand & Deliver Director of Development, at 973-744-5260 or via e-mail at


2015 Stand & Deliver Honorees

Each year, at the Stand & Deliver Night of Eloquence, we recognize highly accomplished individuals and organizations from the community that truly make a difference in the lives of Newark’s youth. This year we are proud to announce the 2015 honorees as follows:

Leecia Eve: Verizon Communications
Leecia Eve

Vice President – New Jersey, New York & Connecticut Region
Verizon Communications
Camilia Valdes
Honorable Camelia M. Valdes

Passaic County Prosecutor



The Curriculum

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.

Participating Sites

Newark Public Schools
The Turrell Fund
NJ Resources
Prudential Foundation
TD Bank Foundation
MCJ Amelior Foundation