About the New Brunswick and Piscataway program:
School District(s): New Brunswick Public Schools & Piscataway Township Public Schools
Number of Scholars: 1000 in grades 8th through 12th attending over 10 schools
Key University-Community Partners:
School district administrative leadership, teachers, and school counselors
Summer Program at Rutgers For Kids (SPARK)
Rutgers University English Department-Writing Program
School of Management and Labor Relations
Office of Student Employment
Office of Financial Aid, Admissions, Registrar, Research and Information Systems
Student Access and Educational Equity & TRIO programs: Educational Opportunity Fund Program & Student Support Services
Department of Africana Studies, home to the RFS mentoring program
Dr. Eve Sachs
Program Coordinator for the New Brunswick/ Piscataway Campus
Dr. Eve Sachs, Program Coordinator in New Brunswick and Piscataway, has extensive program development experience serving for 25 years as the Director of the Rutgers College Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program and in establishing and accrediting international American schools. Dr. Sachs is the recipient of a
national award from the American Association of Higher Education for her work in creating partnerships among New Jersey elementary, secondary and higher education institutions. She is a certified secondary teacher in French and Social Studies. Dr. Sachs received her Ed.D from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.
Program Coordinator for the New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus
Kim Williams serves as a Program Coordinator at the Rutgers University New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses. She earned her B.A in Psychology at Rutgers University and M.S.W. in Administration, Policy and Planning at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University. A proud alumnus of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program, Ms. Williams has in turn, devoted years recruiting, providing access and academic support to underrepresented populations as an advisor within the Rutgers College EOF program.
Mentoring Coordinator for the New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus
Mr. Aaron Reevey serves as the Mentoring Coordinator in New Brunswick and Piscataway and has extensive experience working with youth throughout the region. He has helped to train hundreds of undergraduate students in the areas of leadership, mentoring, and youth development. Aaron coordinates the RFS Mentoring Program for all of the high school scholars while also leading quarterly workshops for our 8th grade students. Aaron served as an AmeriCorps College Access Coordinator at Rutgers University for 2 years, teaching the mentoring course, and serving as a liaison and mentor himself for area colleagues and undergraduates.
Assistant Program Coordinator
Finance and Program Associate
Mario Tano, Program Associate supports the Rutgers Future Scholars and Enrollment Management teams, providing full coordination and administration of programs, projects, and financial/accounting budgets. Mario earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and Labor and Employment Relations from Rutgers—New Brunswick. While enrolled, he was an Ambassador for the Multicultural Community at large while serving as the Latino Student Council Co-Chair and a Resident Mentor for the Educational Opportunity Fund Summer Institute for first-generation, low-income diversity students. Mario facilitates professional development workshops on campus, mentoring undergraduates in résumé-building, cover letters, interviews, career fairs, internships and diversity student engagement.