United Way of Greater Newark hosts financial literacy workshops

United Way of Greater Newark hosts financial literacy workshops

NEWARK, NJ — The United Way of Greater Newark, convener of the Newark Asset Building Coalition, collaborated with six partners to host four free financial literacy workshops as part of a four-week series in September.  The four seminars address student loans and reducing the price of education, a dive into life insurance, how to qualify […]

Baraka announces recipients of funding to combat food insecurity

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced Aug. 30 the 14 recipient organizations that will receive funding from the Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program. The city of Newark is investing $2 million to support community-based organizations to combat hunger and food insecurity resulting from and worsened by the adverse economic impacts related to COVID-19. […]

Impact100 Essex announces four finalists for $100,000 Impact Grant

Impact100 Essex announces four finalists for $100,000 Impact Grant

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Impact100 Essex has announced the four finalists for its 2021 Impact Grant. One of these finalists will be voted the recipient of a $100,000 grant during the organization’s annual meeting on Jan. 25.  The 2021 finalists are:  Butterfly Dreamz. Its project, the “Cocoon Club,” connects girls from marginalized communities to mentorship, […]

Bank announces $4.2M commitment to 75 New Jersey nonprofits

NEW JERSEY — Bank of America recently announced more than $4.2 million in grants to 75 New Jersey nonprofit organizations that will help drive economic opportunity and upward mobility for communities. The local nonprofits will focus on basic needs, affordable housing, workforce development, and small business and economic revitalization. “As part of our commitment to […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

Local NAACP, Urban League host PARCC Test Workshop

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP joined forces with the Essex County Urban League on Saturday, March 5, to host a free Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career Workshop for parents and guardians of students in the public schools throughout the Greater Newark Area at Cicely Tyson School in East Orange. […]