Essex County

Newark’s Central High Heads to Salem

June 8, 2016 Last month, students from Newark’s Central High School traveled all the way to Salem County to see firsthand PSE&G’s Energy and Environmental Resource Center. Here’s how PSE&G describes the innovative center: The Energy & Environmental Resource Center,…

Newark’s First Giving Day is May 3rd

May 2, 2016 Have you heard? On May 3rd, all New Jerseyans are invited to come together and support local initiatives in our state’s largest city. It’s Newark’s first Day of Giving, and an opportunity to collectively shape Newark’s future.…

CFNJ Honors Dominique Lee as “Young Changemaker

September 11, 2015 The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced that it will honor Dominique Lee of Newark as one of the state’s four Young Changemakers. Lee is the founder and executive director of Building Responsible Intelligent Creative…

Fund Established for the Orange Public Library

The Fund for the Orange Public Library is committed to the maintenance, improvement, and operation of the Children’s Room at the Orange Public Library. The Library today has a collection of over 150,000 holdings and has been serving the residents…

New Paths Newark Aims to Help Laid-Off Employees

June 4, 2015 On Wednesday, the Community Foundation of New Jersey was proud to join Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson and lead funder, the Foundation for Newark’s Future, at the New Jersey Historical Society for the launch of New…

Replicating the Family Justice Center Model in New Jersey

May 11, 2015 As more New Jerseyans have become familiar with the work of the Essex County Family Justice Center, its model of supporting domestic violence victims is gaining much-deserved recognition. More importantly, other counties are expressing interest in expanding…

36,648 New Jerseyans living with HIV/AIDS

June 10, 2014 36,648. That’s the number of New Jersey residents living with HIV/AIDS according to the New Jersey Department of Health. An estimated 9,400 cases were reported in Essex County alone, making it the most prevalent area for the…

ACNJ: Newark Kids Make Progress Over 10 Years

February 12, 2014 Our friends and partners at Advocates for Children of New Jersey have more good news to announce.  In their latest report,  Newark Kids Count 2014, the group shows that Newark children improved in eight of 10 critical…