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A searchable and filterable list of the most frequently-used Community Organizations in Newark and vicinity available to parents and students of Newark Public Schools.

  • Advocates for Children New Jersey — ACNJ

    ACNJ’s goal is to help all children grow up safe, healthy and educated, so they can become productive adults, contributing to New Jersey’s communities, securing our future and making the state a better place to live. To identify children’s needs through research, policy and legal analysis, to raise awareness of those needs through strategic communications, and […]

  • American Friends Service Committee — AFSC

    The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. Overview of […]

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    ASPIRA New Jersey

    ASPIRA’s mission is to empower the community through advocacy, education & leadership development. In 1961, Dr. Antonia Pantoja and a group of educators and professionals created ASPIRA (Spanish word for “aspire”), to address the exceedingly high dropout rate and low educational attainment of Puerto Rican youth. They were convinced that the only way to free […]

  • Best in Class Education Center

    Small group classes cater to students’ individual abilities in math and English, building a foundation of skills and critical thinking. Every student has unique needs. That’s why we provide tailored lessons to help students build confidence and mastery in their academic work. Overview of Services Academic Enrichment Program in mathematics and/or English We offer a […]

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties

    Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across […]

  • Boys & Girls Club of Newark

    We provide a safe haven where children and their families get the extra support they need in the face of uncertainty to thrive. After school programs have a proven track record of boosting academic performance, reducing risky behavior, promoting phyisical health, and providing a safe, structured environment for children of working parents. Overview of Services […]

  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark— CCANNJ

    For 115 years, this local Church of Newark, through Catholic Charities, has worked to strengthen and preserve family life and restore the dignity of every individual. Through the people of Catholic Charities, we shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, care for the elderly and the ill, and educate children and adults. Overview of Services Adult […]

  • Children’s Aid and Family Services – WISE Families Program

    The WISE program is a partnership of Children’s Aid and Family Services and Wynona’s House Child Advocacy center in Newark. WISE is an evidence-based program that was developed by Barbara Bonner and her colleagues at the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Child Abuse and Neglect to help families with children ages 8 – 15 who […]

  • City of Newark ID Program

    The Newark Municipal ID is a proof of residency for Newark residents, which will enable them to access city government services, schools, libraries, and also open a bank account. The card also can be used for discounts at participating health and wellness centers, prescription programs, movie theaters, and more. Overview of Services For detailed information […]

  • City of Newark Info Hotline

    City of Newark General Info Hotline, Helpful Links, Services, & General complaints. Overview of Services Helpful Links. Community · Departments · News · Events · City Council · Employee Directory Newark 311 · Quick Links. business registration · Payments · knowledge base · Jobs · Phone Number ·Services Hours: 7 am – 7 Pm

  • City of Newark: Department of Health and Community Wellness

    The Department of Health and Community Wellness provides primary health care through the Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center at four locations in the City of Newark. Dept. of Child & Family Well Being Health Services provides medical services to residents of Newark only. Overview of Services The Department of Health and Community Wellness provides and advocates for […]

  • City of Newark: Youth One Stop Career Center

    Newark Youth One Stop supports the growth and success of our children. We service youth between the ages 16- 24. Here they can receive help earning their GED, building their resume, and gaining employment. Overview of Services: Vocational Training Allied Health, CNA, LPN, Dental Assistant Automotive, CDL Driver IT, Multi Media, Microsoft Certification, Coding and Programming Pre- Apprenticeship for […]

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    Division of Family Assistance and Benefits- Essex County Dept. of Citizen Services

    Division of Family Assistance and Benefits (formerly know as Division of Welfare) provides federal financial assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA) to families with low income. For more information, please call. Overview of Services Agency provides federal financial assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA) […]

  • Dr. Marion A. Bolden Student Center

    The mission of the Office of Expanded Learning Time (ELT) is to coordinate, develop, implement and promote quality before/after school and summer programs. Our vision is to enhance the academic experience of school aged Newark residents through a portfolio of structured, supervised and positive activities.The Office of Expanded Learning Time (ELT) partners with: families, schools, community organizations, funders […]

  • Essex Pregnancy and Parenting Connection

    The Essex Pregnancy & Parenting Connection (EPPC) is part of the NJ central intake initiative that connects Essex County families before and during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood to services in the community. The goal is to provide successful connections between families and the services they need to stay healthy and safe. Overview of Services […]

  • Essex County Child Advocacy Center — Wynona’s House

    The Senator Wynona Lipman Child Advocacy Center (known as Wynona’s House) was founded in Newark, New Jersey as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping children who have been abused or neglected. Wynona’s House revolutionized the process endured by children and families of Essex County coping with the aftermath of abuse and neglect. We are […]

  • Essex Resource.Net

    Partnership for Children of Essex (PCE) is devoted to creating and sustaining a positive work environment that promotes teamwork, creativity, and leadership that encourages both personal growth and development. Utilizing our Wraparound Model of Care, we will instill hope and empower the people we serve. Through our commitment to quality services, we will excel as leaders […]

  • Family Connections

    FAMILY Connections is a non-profit community based counseling and family service agency. Every day, we help children, adults and families transform their lives for the better through the provision of innovative counseling, skills-building, training and prevention services with a wide range of specialized services for all ages. Overview of Services To serve the complex needs […]

  • Family Success Centers

    Family Success Centers serve as “one-stop” shops that provide wrap-around resources and supports for families before they find themselves in crisis. Family Success Centers offer primary and secondary child abuse prevention services to families and bring together concerned community residents, leaders, and community agencies to address the problems that threaten the safety and stability of families […]

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers

    New Jersey’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) deliver high quality health care to all people regardless of their ability to pay. You don’t need health insurance to receive care at a health center. They serve the uninsured as well as patients with Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare, Medicare and private insurance. Overview of Services Health centers provide […]