The Schumann Fund grant supports the City of Newark’s philanthropic liaison, who works to promote collaboration between private and corporate foundations investing in Newark and city government to ensure that investments are targeted to priorities the city has identified.
Category Public Policy
The mission of the Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition is to significantly improve health care quality and access for residents in the greater Newark area. The Schuman Fund grant supports Undoing Racism training for the Coalition’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) workgroup members, residents, and civic leaders from Newark’s West and South Wards.
Elizabeth Reubman, VP, Amplify, Inc.
The Schumann Fund supported Survivors Speak- a two-day conference for crime survivors in Newark highlighting the voices and needs of victims of street crimes.
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice’s purpose is to undertake analysis and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged urban residents especially in the areas of basic human needs, freedom from discrimination, job training, educational opportunity and equal access to justice. The Schumann grant support Youth Justice NJ, the institute’s juvenile justice initiative.
The Newark Trust for Education works to develop, coordinate, and sustain efforts to improve public education and student outcomes in Newark. The Schumann Fund provides operating support.
Since 2011, the Newark Trust for Education’s Pooled Fund has allocated funds to support a variety of innovative initiatives in the Newark School district. Our grant supports that effort.
The Paterson Education Fund works to boost student outcomes by engaging parents and community leaders in efforts to improve Paterson Public Schools. Schumann supports PEF’s work to bring community voice to education decision-making tables in Paterson and the State of NJ.
The Paterson Education Organizing Council has successfully worked to bring community-driven change to public education in Paterson, NJ. Our grant supports the salary of a part-time community organizer for the effort.
The Abbott Leadership Institute trains parents and community activists to be effective advocates for school improvement in Newark. Our grant supports ALI’s parent training, youth organizing and community engagement efforts.
Nearly 800 youth “age-out” of New Jersey’s foster care system every year. The Schumann Fund grant supports the Rutgers University Child Advocacy Center’s outreach and support to youth transitioning out of foster care.
Mateus Baptista, Policy Advisor
The Schumann Fund grant supports the implementation of the South Ward Community Schools Initiative a joint effort of the City of Newark and Newark Public Schools : a signal effort of the city and school district to partner for positive change.