NJ HEROES TOO

Increasing COVID-19 outreach in lower-income communities

Fitness Fridays

Focus on fitness today!

AHLI Board Member Deacon Francis Dixon quoted on National Institute for Health (NIH) Website

AHLI board member Francis Dixon, is the executive director of New Hope Now Community Development Corporation, The New Hope Baptist Church. His organization serves as a Community Partner for NJ HEROES TOO, a research study aimed at improving COVID-19 testing in underserved communities.

AHLI Advisory Board

The AHLI Advisory Board is comprised of community-based, service agency, and academic leaders representing the Greater Newark community. They provide leadership, guidance and programmatic direction to assist OUCP address health equity for senior citizens.

Our Mission

 

 

To strengthen Rutgers’ engagement with the Greater Newark community, the New Jersey region and beyond.

 

Community Engagement at RU-N

 

Are you or your organization interested in establishing a partnership with Rutgers-Newark?

 

Special Projects

 

The West Ward Community Coalition catalyzes collective impact by promoting information sharing and supporting partnerships to improve the quality of life in Newark’s West Ward.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Office of University-Community Partnerships is to serve as the nexus that connects Rutgers University–Newark students, faculty and staff to expand, create and promote reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships that support and align with the university’s strategic engagement priorities.

Guiding Principles

  • Invest in collaborative academic and research programs
  • Invest in our students
  • Invest in anchor institution collaboration
  • Leverage our diversity and building civic dialogue

Community Engagement at RU-N

The Community Engagement Directory chronicles community engagement partnerships, internships, service learning and other opportunities available to RU-N students, staff, and faculty, and community members/residents.

For Students

The Office of University-Community Partnerships has multiple opportunities for community engagement to offer RU-N students who are committed to transforming communities by investing their time, skill and passion to the Newark and Greater Newark area. Students may participate through:

“I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation. Not mediation, negotiation or problem solving debates or public meetings.  Simple, truthful conversations where we have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we each listen well.” –
Margaret Wheatley