The Newark Trust for Education is excited to announce this year's launch of Campaign Central, committed to serving as an independent source for information about the 2021 Newark Board of Education election scheduled for Tuesday, April 20th.

From now until April 20th, we’ll do all we can to ensure that you find the information needed to make your choice. The Trust is committed to creating a forum for the residents of Newark to hear and assess the candidates’ priorities and ideas.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved and get informed:

Learn about the candidates: Learn more about the candidates at our annual forum on Tuesday, April 6, from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm via Zoom. Click here to register now. You can also hear from the candidates on Thursday, March 18, from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm at the NAACP's Newark School Board Forum via Facebook Live @NEWARKNJNAACP.

Take the Project Ready Pledge to Vote: Demonstrate your power and pledge to vote on April 20th to demand excellence from our leaders and our schools. Encourage your family members and friends to vote too!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and visit Campaign Central on our website as your go-to place for information on candidates, issues and voter resources. 

Are you registered to vote? Check out our Voter Guide for information on how to register. 

Your vote does more than impact the leadership of our educational system. Your voice ensures that we work collectively and democratically to address the critical needs of Newark’s students.

We urge you to join us in this crucial conversation and participate in the democratic process.

Vote on Tuesday, April 20 in the 2021 Newark Board of Education elections — because all Newark’s children deserve a high quality public education.

What to Watch: Women's History Month

Every March since 1987, Congress and U.S. Presidents have designated the month as Women's History Month.  This year, PBS is celebrating the accomplishments and vital contributions of women in history with documentaries and stories that center women's experiences in history. 

Everyone can enjoy and learn something new from this collection of stories by women and about women.


A Newark School Board Forum: Meet the Candidates

Meet the candidates seeking to fill open seats on the Newark Board of Education.

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Facebook LIVE @NEWARKNJNAACP



Great Start, Great Future Session#3

During this series participants will:

  • Learn about developmental milestones for children ages 0-3.
  • Receive FREE materials to support at home play, learning and growth.
  • Learn about Local resources.
  • MEET and build a community with other parents and

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom Click here to register.


Trauma-Informed Care Workshop Series 

Are you an educator, youth development worker, teaching artist or healthcare professional that serves youth in Newark? Do you want to learn more about trauma-informed care? This special hands-on series, a result of a year-long collaboration at Arts Ed Newark, will be led by trauma and arts specialists who will guide discussion about how trauma is defined and impacts youth and ourselves. You will learn how arts strategies can promote resilience and create safer youth spaces.

Dates: March 24, 29, 31, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm/ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Virtual Training Click here to register.