Who we are
The Newark Trust for Education is a local education fund with one focus: to improve the quality of public schools in Newark.
Until now, Newark has never had a local education fund working in partnership with the district, the community and city leadership to improve the quality of public education.
Filling this void, the Newark Education Trust will develop ideas, coordinate efforts and align resources in order to improve student achievement for all children in Newark.
As a local education fund, our goal is to engage local citizens in public education reform. Every major U.S. city that can claim to have made significant improvements in closing the achievement gap points to having a strong local education fund working in partnership with the school district. From the Boston Plan for Excellence to New Visions for New Schools in New York City, local education funds are an important piece of the urban school improvement puzzle. Until the creation of the Newark Trust for Education, that piece has been missing in Newark.
What is a Local Education Fund?
The Newark Education Trust identifies as a Local Education Fund (LEF) under the Public Education Network as its parent organization. LEFs advocate for involvement in public education by all segments of the public. They work for accountability and achievement of high standards by all involved with public education, and they advocate for significant improvement in public schools. LEFs also generate resources for public education by facilitating investment from local governments, businesses, and philanthropic foundations.
Directions to the Newark Trust
The Newark Trust for Education is located at 744 Broad Street, 26th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102.
Parking is available on Clinton Street, between Broad Street and Mulberry Street. NOTE that Clinton street is a one-way street, turning off of Broad Street toward Mulberry Street.
Coming from New York, NY:
Take the Holland Tunnell/I-78 W to US-1/US-9. Take the exit for Newark/Raymond Boulevard. Make a slight right onto Raymond Boulevard. Turn left onto Broad Street. 744 Broad Street will be on your left.
Coming from the West:
Take I-78 East to Exit 57 for New Jersey 21 North. Keep right at the fork and merge onto 21 North. Exit onto Broad Street, and 744 Broad Street will be on your right.
Coming from the South:
Garden State Parkway
Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 142A for I-78 East. Take Exit 57 for New Jersey 21 North. Keep right at the fork and merge onto 21 North. Exit onto Broad Street, and 744 Broad Street will be on your right.
New Jersey Turnpike/I-95
Take I-95 North to Exit 13A toward Newark Airport/Elizabeth Seaport. Merge onto NJ-81 North. Follow signs for 21 North. Exit onto Broad Street. 744 Broad Street will be on your right.
Coming from the North:
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 157 and merge onto US-46 West toward NJ-20. Continue onto NJ-21 South. Turn right onto Bridge Street. Take the second left onto Broad Street. 744 Broad Street will be on your left.