Essex County Economic Opportunity Initiatives
Jersey Cares is committed to closing the opportunity gap in Essex County. We will enhance the professional development of young people who live in and around Newark and reduce youth unemployment through two key programs. The Project Coordinator Fellowship noted below and our Park Ambassador, Summer Youth Employment Program.
Project Coordinator Fellowship (Newark)
The Project Coordinator Fellowship (PCF) is designed for low to moderate income youth of Essex County (age 16-24) and aims to address the disconnect between young adults, workforce development skills, and employment opportunities. The 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 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.”
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Get inspired to help by watching this video of Senator Cory Booker addressing a cohort of Rutgers University Newark students at a Jersey Cares program graduation. Click Here
If you're interested in learning more about how to get involved please contact, LaRhonda Boone at (973) 533-1993 or LaRhonda@jerseycares.org.
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?
Are you interested in sharing your talent, the talent of your network and/or the talent of your company?
Are you ready to become the next Jersey Cares Fellow?