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LEAP (Leadership Education Achievement Pathways)

JCCA’s LEAP division works with children and adolescents from across the agency to provide academic, vocational, and life-skills support to foster long-term educational and professional success.


Our new Early Literacy program combines in-home tutors for young children in Foster Care with expert training and resources for their parents.

Two Together provides tutors/mentors for residents of our Pleasantville Cottage Campus.

Liberation Diploma Plus High School, a transfer high school, is a partnership between JCCA and the New York City Department of Education. It offers specialized curriculum and teaching methods in small classes that provide the individualized attention students need to succeed. In its Scholarship program, JCCA provides funds to promising but financially needy students, so they can continue their academic careers.

Scholarship Profile: Tyreek Hallett

“It looked like I would not have enough credits to graduate. My basketball coach suggested that I apply to Brooklyn Democracy Academy. Working with Barrington Burgess, my Advocate Counselor, really helped me. He is a good mentor and has become almost like an older brother. He was supportive, and stayed on my case and made sure I finished my senior project so I could graduate. He also helped in other areas of my life. For example, I did not have a birth certificate or a Social Security card, and he helped me get them so I could get a job.” Read more >


JCCA’s LEAP division includes: