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 L.E.A.P. Fellowship (Leadership Education and Professionalism) noted below and our Park Ambassador, Summer Youth Employment Program.
Are you ready to become the next Jersey Cares Fellow?
How To Apply
- Create a volunteer profile at the Jersey Cares website. www.jerseycares.org/volunteer-sign-up
- Complete a L.E.A.P. Fellowship Application. www.jerseycares.org/fellowship_application (please note, you must be logged into your Jersey Cares account before clicking this link).
- You can watch this brief video to see how to complete the two steps noted above.
L.E.A.P. Fellowship (formerly PCF)
The L.E.A.P. Fellowship (Leadership Education and Professionalism) 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 L.E.A.P. 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.
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