The City of Newark will be 350 Years old in 2016! To help the city commemorate this exciting landmark, the Newark Trust for Education is pleased to partner with the Newark Celebration 350 (NC350) Committee to support the launch of educational activities that will bring together parents, educators and students in celebration of Newark’s cultural, historical and social roots.

To ensure widespread participation in this program, we are pleased to extend the deadline for submission. Schools are encouraged to implement projects by September 2016.

Our goals for this program are to:

  • Ignite widespread interest and pride in Newark by engaging students, family members and educators in their city’s and/or school’s rich history; and
  • Inform a larger audience of students and community members about a significant period, person or event in Newark’s history.

Here are some ways to make history come alive in your schools:

  • Use of arts as a vehicle for learning and sharing with students and families (theater, poetry, spoken word, dance, painting, music, etc.).
  • Collaborate with other schools for a community-wide celebration
  • Host a community event/dinner for families that showcases  Newark’s rich history.
  • Create a short documentary on the city to share with the broader community.
  • Develop a program that highlights the history of your school.

We encourage each school to be creative and explore new and innovative ways to engage with parents, families and educators at your school. 


All public and private schools in Newark, NJ are eligible to apply, including:

  • District, Charter, Parochial, and Independent schools. 

Additionally, community-based organizations working in partnership with schools may also apply.


Applications should be submitted using the online application process accessible here.

Each applicant must include an appropriate fiscal agent such as parent association or request reimbursement for all expenses covered in the grant with one itemized request substantiated by invoices. 


Interested schools are invited to submit applications to the Newark Trust for Education by Wednesday, May 18th.

For additional information, please contact Natalie Brathwaite, Director of Programs and Community Engagement at [email protected] or 973-648-0300.