Statement from United Way of Greater Newark’s Board of Trustees and Catherine P. Wilson, President & CEO

The senseless violence against George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and thousands of others is unacceptable. Our communities are hurting, and we must do better. Now, more than ever, we are committed to addressing the systemic factors that contribute to racism as a public health issue, affecting black and brown people across the country.

Together, we must begin dismantling systems and policies that contribute to these disproportionate outcomes and begin to build equity in our communities. We must continue having hard conversations and creating spaces that make people feel comfortable doing so. Most importantly, we must listen and learn.

United Way of Greater Newark stands with our partners and community leaders that are working every day to eradicate hate, discrimination and prejudice and we encourage others to do the same. We are proud to join with our community to work towards a just society where racism plays no part.

COVID-19 Resources

In order to support the community and our non-profit partners during the COVID-19 crisis, we have established The Community COVID-19 Fund. 

UWGN is regularly monitoring the situation and will be updating this page as new information and resources become available.

UWGN 5K for 5K Virtual Race

Sat July 25 – Sun July 26, 2020


This mobile-friendly site is where taxpayers can answer simple questions about their household situation, securely upload their tax documents, and get connected to VITA to answer any questions.

The VITA team will remotely prepare the tax return, speak with the taxpayer to review their return, and file the return with taxpayer consent.


To disrupt the cycle of poverty by convening, collaborating and investing in strategies to improve outcomes for children and families.

Catherine P. Wilson, President & CEO

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