A region with a dynamic network of universities, Fortune 500 companies, startups, philanthropic institutions and community organizations. One of the largest active seaports in the country and home to a thriving arts and culture scene.
Made up of five wards each with its own distinct character and rich history, opportunities for economic mobility across those neighborhoods have not been equally shared. Recent redevelopment and renewal efforts include a commitment to achieving equitable growth for all.
GreenLight Greater Newark shares in that commitment. Partnering with the community, GreenLight seeks to remove barriers to inclusive prosperity by launching and scaling proven solutions that address community-identified needs.
Among students in 21 Essex County schools, less than 25% met or exceeded 3rd grade reading expectations.
“The GreenLight Fund pledges to truly listen to the community’s voice as they enter Newark and make decisions about investments. Together, we will continue to focus on empowering communities, where collaboration and cross-sector partnerships to solve problems are the norm.”
– Ras J. Baraka, Newark New Jersey Mayor
“I’m excited about our investment in GreenLight Greater Newark as their model, driven by local community needs, will surface critical perspectives and strategies informed by community members, positioning those closest to the challenges to influence decisions about the places where they live and work.”
– Tanuja Dehne, President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
“One of the reasons we partner with GreenLight is their inclusive approach to bring evidence-based programs to communities. This collaboration helps continue our efforts to promote financial freedom and close the racial wealth gap for residents in our hometown.”
– Shané Harris, Prudential Foundation President
“When we learned about GreenLight Fund’s track record of success and their unique and innovative model that partners locally to identify gaps and then addresses those gaps by bringing proven solutions with the greatest potential for impact, we knew we had to get involved.”
– Kate Annis, Executive Director, New Jersey Devils Youth Foundation
GreenLight Fund is made up of passionate people like you.
Learn how you can be part of the GreenLight Greater Newark community.