Community Partnerships & Engagement


OUCP’s Community Partnerships & Engagement unit oversees programs and initiatives that create and strengthen bridges between Rutgers-Newark and the Greater Newark community. The unit brokers partnerships that help faculty, staff, and students to plan and implement community-based research initiatives. The unit also helps to connect faculty and students with service opportunities with organizations in the Greater Newark community.

Below is an overview of some of OUCP’s partner. For more information community engagement efforts at Rutgers-Newark, see OUCP’s Community Engagement at Rutgers Newark  (PDF) publication.


Additionally, OUCP hosts an array of summer enrichment programs for the youth in the Greater Newark community. For more information visit OUCP’s Summer Academy page.

  • Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools
  • CIMIC Science and Technology Summer Camp
  • Future Business Computer Institute (FBCI)
  • Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) BizCamp
  • RU Ready For Work
  • RU Ready for Public/Healthcare Service Summer Program Track
  • Rutgers-Merck Summer Bioethics Institute
  • Sadie Nash Leadership Project
  • Write on Sports

“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

Become a Partner!

For more information about these and other community programs, contact OUCP at (848) 445-0630.