• We Love Newark

    OUCP’s Campus & Visitor Information Services unit is available to assist faculty, staff, students, and visitors to Rutgers-Newark and the surrounding community. Call (973) 353-1766 or learn more here.

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Office of University-Community Partnerships (OUCP) at Rutgers-Newark! For over a decade, OUCP has been strengthening Rutgers’ engagement with the Greater Newark community, the New Jersey region and beyond. Find out more here.

    For current News and Information, please click here.

  • Our Mission

    Welcome to the Office of University-Community Partnerships (OUCP) at Rutgers-Newark! For over a decade, OUCP has been strengthening Rutgers’ engagement with the Greater Newark community, the New Jersey region and beyond. Find out more here.

    For current News and Information, please click here.

  • Building Bridges to the Community

    The Office of University-Community Partnerships (OUCP) offers professional services to strengthen Rutgers University-Newark’s (RU-N) capacity to positively impact the quality of life in Newark and beyond via publicly-engaged scholarship and collaboration.

Publications


RU Ready for Work Program 2014

RU Ready for Work

The RU Ready for Work Program is making a difference in the lives of many Newark high school students. This report chronicles the evolution of highly innovative and successful career-readiness model. To learn more click here.


Student Engagement & Volunteer Opportunities 


Click here to open Noble Hour!


Be A Mentor With Big Brothers Big Sisters!


Community Engagement at Rutgers University

News & Announcements


Partnerships

West Ward Community Coalition

The WWCC is convened by a partnership that includes: New Jersey State Senators Ronald Rice and M. Teresa Ruiz; West Ward Councilman Joseph McCallum; Freeholder and West Ward Council Chief of Staff Rufus Johnson; and Bishop Rudy Carleton, Jehovah Jirah Praise and Worship Church Center. The Office of University-Community Partnerships, Rutgers University-Newark, serves as the backbone organization for program development and coordination as well as connecting the university’s scholarship, expertise and research support. …read more.


Conferences and Events

OUCP connects Rutgers with local, regional, and statewide community partners to host conferences and stage events that advance Rutgers’ academic, research, and public service mission.


Women’s History Month Jazz Concert


 



Congratulations 2016 Graduates! 

 


Community Engagement Scholars & Work-Study Program Positions

 Community Engagement Scholars are RU-N students who are committed to transforming their community by investing their time, skills and passion to youth from the Greater Newark area.  Scholars may or may not receive Federal Work-Study Grant funding.  Students provide services or participate in scholastic learning within an organization in the greater-Newark community that has partnered with the Office of University-Community Partnerships.


Resources


Community Engagement Directory

The purpose of the Community Engagement Questionnaire (CEQ) is to collect community engagement data needed to complete reports and recognition/classification applications. The CEQ is also used to collect information regarding community engagement initiatives currently offered. Click here to open the directory.


Past News

Newark Program Prepares Low-Income Teens for College, Workforce

By: JAMAAL ABDUL-ALIM

A leading college access expert says the RU Ready for Work model holds great promise for increasing the number of young people who enroll in college.

“I think if we’re going to solve issues around increasing college attainment and closing gaps in attainment across groups, we really do need the involvement of a whole range of different players in this,” said Laura W. Perna, a higher education professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and founding executive director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, or AHEAD. click here