Many of the university’s community-engaged partnerships are led by faculty in the Urban Education Department. Our commitment to high impact scholarship and transformative learning is done in collaboration with the communities that comprise the city of Newark. Our distinctive excellence is bolstered by the range and diversity of life experiences, talents, and aspirations of our undergraduate, graduate, professional students, and community partners. We are a community in and of Newark—where excellence embraces diversity. 

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The Honors Living and Learning Community

Revolutionizing honors, challenging the notion of merit, and activating intergenerational and interdisciplinary learning through dynamic curricula.
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Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC)

A city-wide partnership working to increase the number of Newark residents — both youth and adults — who go on to earn a college degree or professional credential after high school.
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Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies

Led by Dr. Charles Payne, the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies has been a signature component of Rutgers University Newark’s commitment to be an anchor institution for the metropolitan area. Cornwall’s specific role is bringing the campus’s intellectual talent and other resources to bear on the challenges of revitalizing Newark and similar communities in the region and state.
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Radical Pedagogy Institute

The Radical Pedagogy Institute is a collective of educators based in the greater New Jersey area who believe in the transformational power of radical pedagogy and local political organizing. The institute provides programming, resources, conferences, and advocacy for families, students, and educators.
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