Our Mission

 

 

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

 

Programs

 

OUCP’s programs introduce Rutgers Newark students to community service, civic engagement, and co-curricular volunteer opportunities.

Partners

OUCP’s Community Partnerships & Engagement unit oversees programs and initiatives that create and strengthen bridges between Rutgers-Newark and the Greater Newark community.

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.

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

Community Engagement Questionnaire

The Community Engagement Questionnaire (CEQ) is designed to capture information and data on the community engagement/outreach work that RU-N faculty and staff are engaged in. RU-N faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to complete the CEQ so that their initiatives can be included in the Community Engagement Directory.

Community Engagement Directory

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.

GivePulse

The GivePulse web-based platform connects and links opportunities between the university and the community for engagement and service while documenting impact.

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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