OUCP Invests In…


OUCP has distributed more than 16,000 books in Newark and the Greater Newark Area

…collaborative academic and research programs


RU Ready for Work has a 100% college acceptance rate


America Reads supports literacy in more than 20 schools throughout Newark

America Reads/Counts

Rutgers-Newark America Reads/Counts Program serves youth and adults by providing tutoring in Newark area schools and in other education-related environments.

AmeriCorps VISTA

Volunteers in Service to America members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty.


Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods.

Newark Fairmount Promise Neighborhood

Promise Neighborhood is a collective impact program model that brings together residents, public and private partners to develop, deliver and monitor a continuum of high-quality programs and supportive services for children in one of Newark’s most distressed communities.

New Ark Freedom School

Freedom School provides a curriculum and activities designed to help curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps and to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today.

Start Healthy Stay Healthy

Start Healthy Stay Healthy is designed to help expectant mothers, families and caregivers of children up to 36 months of age understand and make healthy nutrition choices that prepare children for improved overall outcomes.

RU Ready for Work

RU Ready for Work is a youth workforce and college/career readiness development program. Newark youth learn skills that prepare them to compete in today’s workforce.

Summer Academy

Summer Academy provides a broad array of professional services and student support staff to Rutgers Newark faculty and community-based organizations to offer an array of educational and enrichment summer programs experiences for the youth of Newark and the Greater Newark area.

West Ward Community Coalition

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.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

21st Century Community Learning Centers provide targeted developmental instruction and career awareness programming for “Soaring Scholars” a comprehensive after school program that targets students in grades 7-9 at four Newark hybrid middle/high schools