Essex County

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…

Spotlight on Newark

May 29, 2013 The Community Foundation of New Jersey has long worked with the City of Newark – as well as other partners in Newark – to improve the city’s quality of life.  In fact, when we were founded in…

Self-Taught Criminologist Takes on Newark Crime

April 16, 2013 The Community Foundation is among many foundations and community organizations that have long worked to alleviate Newark’s chronic crime problem.  Funding the Newark Police Foundation has been a highlight, as has supporting programs such as “Operation Ceasefire”…

Safety First, Prosperity Next

February 6, 2013 Newark Mayor Cory Booker has an ambitious goal: to dramatically lower crime in the city. “Public safety is Mayor Booker’s number one priority,” says Bari Mattes, a senior advisor to the mayor. “Until the city is safe,…