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Release Date: April 12, 2017

When Mayor Ras Baraka took office in 2014, he immediately called for an expansion of the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

There is a growing body of evidence that youth employment programs are a positive intervention that ..

News Type: Newark Liaison
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: September 7, 2016

Last month, the Council crossed an important milestone. We “launched” the Newark Philanthropic Liaison 3.0. What does this mean? It means we announced the appointment of Kevin Callaghan to lead the Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison along with the new goals and aspirations for this important partnership between Mayor Ras Baraka’s administration and the philanthropic community.

Release Date: August 17, 2016

The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG) and the City of Newark are pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Callaghan as the Council’s new Philanthropic Liaison to the City of Newark.

News Type: Newark Liaison
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: June 24, 2016
We are pleased to share Strengthening Philanthropy in Newark Report to the Field 2015 from the Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison. This report highlights a number of public-private partnerships guided by Liaison Jeremy Johnson.
News Type: Newark Liaison
Release Date: January 8, 2015

We are pleased to share Strengthening Philanthropy in Newark Report to the Field 2013 – 2014 from the Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison. This report highlights a number of public-private partnerships guided by Liaison Jeremy Johnson.

News Type: Newark Liaison
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Newark’s 40th Mayor Ras J. Baraka (pictured, second from right) invited the Newark Funders Group to hear his vision for the city at special August meeting. Just 30 days into his term, the Mayor called on the Newark Philanthropic Liaison Jeremy Johnson (far left) to organize a convening with the Newark group, co-chaired by Etta Denk of Bank America (second from left) and Barbara Reisman of the Schumann Fund for New Jersey (third from left). Irene Cooper-Basch (far right), Chair of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and Executive Officer at the Victoria Foundation, introduced the Mayor to more than 50 grantmakers who attended the session at the PSEG headquarters in downtown Newark.
News Type: Newark Liaison
Audience: All Funders
Release Date: June 5, 2014

The Lumina Foundation has announced a second cohort of communities - including Newark, NJ - to participate in an initiative to increase the number of local residents who hold postsecondary credentials.

News Type: Newark Liaison
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ Affinity Group Announces $1M Investment in Expanding Early Education: Cornerstone Funding from Turrell Fund, Challenge Grant from Foundation for Newark’s Future Help Launch Shared Investment Strategy Among New Jersey Funders.
News Type: News
Release Date: June 1, 2008
In 2001, the Schumann Fund for New Jersey and 10 private and corporate foundations agreed to collaborate on the multi-year Newark Lighthouse Initiative. The Initiative, led by two state nonprofit partners, the Association for Children of New Jersey and New Jersey Community Capital, had program and policy goals: to help three Newark-based early childhood programs move from good to exemplary, and to identify policy changes that would be necessary to enable other early-childhood programs to engage in similar efforts.
News Type: Newark Liaison
Release Date: May 6, 2008
A $19 million landmark award that will strengthen Newark public charter schools, comprises grants from seven funders including four national family foundations -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Doris & Donald Fisher Fund, Robertson Foundation, and The Walton Foundation -- and three New Jersey funders -- the MCJ and Amelior Foundations, Prudential Foundation, and Victoria Foundation.
News Type: Newark Liaison

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