Newark Economic Opportunity Initiatives

Jersey Cares is committed to closing the opportunity gap in Newark, NJ. We will enhance the professional development of young people who live in Newark and reduce youth unemployment through two key programs.


Jersey Cares Project Coordinator Internship

In tandem with the City of Newark’s Youth One Stop – Summer Youth Employment Program, Jersey Cares develops and/ or enhances the leadership, project management and communication skills of Newark residents between the ages of 16-24. Our program participants are of low-to-moderate income youth and young adults who live in Newark and are seeking opportunities to learn and serve within the local community.

Jersey Cares Project Coordinator Fellowship

The Jersey Cares Project Coordinator Fellowship (PCF) is designed for low to moderate income youth of Newark (age 16-24) and aims to address the disconnect between Newark’s young adults, workforce development skills and employment opportunities. The Jersey Cares Project Coordinator Fellowship creates a unique opportunity for selected Fellows to be a focal point of merging efforts from some of Newark’s major companies as well as its vibrant non-profit sector.

Our Fellows will serve as stewards and ambassadors of Jersey Cares and will drive social change by leading well-managed, sustainable projects and programs at various non-profit agencies.  Not only will their work will strengthen and leverage community assets and meet community-identified needs, but their management will be underscored with a series of workforce development training and/or workshops at a Newark company that will include leadership competencies, resume/interviewing skills and culminate with a “Day of Demonstration.” 


If you're interested in learning more about how to get involved please contact, LaRhonda Boone at (973) 533-1993 or


Is your foundation, company or group of influential friends ready to invest financial resources into making a direct difference in the lives of young people in Newark?


Are you interested in helping us build and guide this work through your network?

Skills-Based Volunteer

Are you interested is sharing your talent, the talent of your network and/or the talent of your company?