UNITED WAY SINCE COVID-19 United Way of Greater Newark’s Community COVID-19 Fund raised more than $6.5 million to support the local community. Our Community COVID-19 Fund included Small Business Grants, Emergency Food Aid and the Parent Exchange Program.
United Way of Greater Newark received over 900 applications, rewarded 134 small businesses grants, and awarded more than $1 million to businesses in need in Newark.
UWGN partnered with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the Salvation Army and MEND to facilitate food distribution efforts in Newark and various parts of New Jersey. We distributed over 200,000 pounds of food with the support of 16 partner organizations
The first international out-of-school time (OST) professional development session on OST Covid-19 Best Practices. This session served over 100 international OST program providers.
The first virtual Lights On! After school Recruitment Fair for Newark youth and families featured a service announcement from Superintendent Roger Leon endorsing Newark Thrives! work towards increasing access to quality OST opportunities and a Q&A on OST with Mayor Ras Baraka.
Newark Thrive! facilitated an engaging OST informational session for 800+ youth in The City of Newark’s Summer Youth Employment Program.
My Very Own Library
Twenty-four thousand students in 35 Newark public schools received 10 free books to add to their home libraries.
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