Welcome to the Office of University-Community Partnerships (OUCP) at Rutgers-Newark! For over a decade, OUCP has been strengthening Rutgers’ engagement with the Greater Newark community, the New Jersey region and beyond. Find out more here.
OUCP’s Conference and Event Management unit provides event planning and management expertise to faculty, staff, students, and to local, regional, and national organizations in the Greater Newark community. Find out more.
The RU Ready for Work Program is making a difference in the lives of many Newark high school students. This report chronicles the evolution of highly innovative and successful career-readiness model. To learn more click here.
Community Engagement Scholars & Work-Study Program Positions
Community Engagement Scholars are RU-N students who are committed to transforming their community by investing their time, skills and passion to youth from the Greater Newark area. Scholars may or may not receive Federal Work-Study Grant funding. Students provide services or participate in scholastic learning within an organization in the greater-Newark community that has partnered with the Office of University-Community Partnerships.
The Community Engagement Questionnaire (CEQ) is designed to capture information and data on the community engagement/outreach work that RU-N faculty and staff are engaged in.
The information gathered will be posted in the 2016 online RU-N Community Engagement Resource Guide. Completion of this questionnaire is very important to our efforts to catalogue and showcase the broad array of significant and impactful community engagement work that is being undertaken at Rutgers University Newark.
A leading college access expert says the RU Ready for Work model holds great promise for increasing the number of young people who enroll in college.
“I think if we’re going to solve issues around increasing college attainment and closing gaps in attainment across groups, we really do need the involvement of a whole range of different players in this,” said Laura W. Perna, a higher education professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and founding executive director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, or AHEAD. Read more