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.

Building Bridges to the Community logo

Community Partners
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Lung Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Babyland Family Services
  • Bethany Senior Citizen Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties
  • Community Food Bank of New Jersey
  • Focus- Afterschool
  • Goodwill Newark’s Beacon of Hope
  • Greater Newark Conservancy
  • Jumpstart
  • New Community Cooperation
  • Newark Community Health Services
  • Newark Emergency Services for Families
  • Newark Literacy Campaign (NLC)
  • Newark Mentoring
  • Newark Workforce Investment Board
  • Office of Comprehensive Community Education
  • Program for Parents
  • St. James Social Service Corporation
  • United Way
  • Urban League of Essex County
  • Vision of Hope
  • Youthbuild Newark
  • WBGO-Jazz 88.3 FM

Community Engagement Questionnaire

Record community outreach work you do as RU-N faculty or staff member. Complete the CEQ  to include you efforts in the Community Engagement Directory.

Community Engagement Directory

A downloadable directory that chronicles community engagement partnerships, internships, service learning and other opportunities available to RU-N students, staff, faculty, and Newark community.

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 at or (973) 353-1181