The Opportunity Youth Network Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Support Newark’s Most Disconnected Youth

Date: 11/03/2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: OYN Re-Engagement Center
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In partnership with the City of Newark, Newark Public Schools, Rutgers University-Newark and Community-Based Organizations, OYN will open the Reengagement Center to serve as hub for students who have dropped out of high school

The Opportunity Youth Network (OYN), a partnership that consists of the City of Newark, Newark Public Schools (NPS), Rutgers University-Newark and a number of community-based organizations, will announce a comprehensive strategy to improve outcomes for the city’s most disconnected youth. As the first step of this strategy, OYN will open a Reengagement Center (REC) that places returning out-of-school youth into city programs and serves as a hub for all disengaged students in Newark.


  • Christopher Cerf, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools
  • Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of the City of Newark
  • Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark

Announcement of comprehensive public/private partnership to support Newark’s most at risk and disconnected youth, which will include the opening of a facility called the reengagement center.