The Office of University and Community Partnerships serves as a nexus that connects Rutgers University – Newark – students, faculty and staff – to forge, create and promote reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships that support and align with institutional strategic engagement priorities.

OUCP engages with more than 100 community partners in Greater Newark and beyond.

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Community Partners (partial list)
  •, Inc.
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties
  • CareSparc Consulting Inc.
  • City of Newark
  • Clara Maas Medical Center
  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • County of Essex New Jersey
  • East Orange Senior Services
  • Greater Newark Conservancy
  • Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition
  • Health Coalition of Passaic County
  • Hillside Senior Services
  • Jazz for Prostate Cancer Awareness
  • Jumpstart
  • Mental Health Association in New Jersey
  • New Community Corporation
  • New Hope Baptist Church
  • New Jerey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS)
  • New Jersey Department of Health
  • New Jersey Department of State, Center for Hispanic Policy, Research & Development
  • New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Foundation
  • New Jersey Urban Healthcare Initiative Program
  • Newark Communities That Care
  • Newark Community Health Services
  • Newark Emergency Services for Families
  • Newark Housing Authority
  • Newark Workforce Investment Board
  • North Jersey Black Clergy
  • Northern Maternal Child Health Partnership
  • Positive Community Magazine
  • Programs for Parents
  • Rotary Club of Newark, NJ
  • Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Rutgers Global Health Institute
  • Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Rutgers–Newark Gourmet Dining
  • ScreenNJ
  • St. James Social Service Corporation
  • The Bridge
  • United Way of Greater Union County
  • University Hospital
  • Urban Healthcare Initiative Program
  • Urban League of Essex County
  • Urban League of Union County
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health
  • WBGO-Jazz 88.3 FM
  • West Ward Community Coalition
  • Woman in Media-Newark
  • Youthbuild Newark
  • Zonta Club of Essex County

GivePulse - Make a difference

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

“The fact that Newark is having poetry festivals and peace conferences — all of these things are building an undeniable thesis that our city is making incredible strides forward.”

The Honorable Cory Booker, Mayor of the City of Newark, as quoted by the Star-Ledger



Become a Partner!

For more information contact
Yvette Ortiz-Beaumont, Associate Director at or (973) 353-1181