On Tuesday, April 20, candidates will vie for open seats on the Newark Board of Education. During this occasion, residents have the opportunity to shape the future of public education for our children. Do your part. Stay informed. Vote.

In this edition of Trust Matters we share information on voter registration, essential training for School Board Members and an opportunity for you to meet the candidates as we gear up for this year's Annual Newark Board of Education Candidate's Forum. This year's forum, scheduled for Tuesday, April 6th, 6pm - 8pm, will be co-moderated by Ronald Chaluisán (Newark Trust for Education), Shennell McCloud (Project Ready), and Dr. Leah Owens (NAACP Newark). REGISTER NOW!

Are you registered to vote? Download our Voter Guide for information on how to register. All voter registration forms must be post marked by March 30th, 21 days prior to the election.

Curious about what it takes to perform the duties of a School Board Member? Download our Fact Sheet on Required Training for School Board Members for information on state-mandated and district required training.

Meet the 2021 Newark School Board Candidates! Visit Campaign Central to learn more about the candidates running for election to the Newark Board of Education. Here you will find candidate biographies and more as it becomes available. Candidate information will be posted as it is received.

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!


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.