What We Do

|CONNECT| People, Organizations and Ideas

Partner to Improve Learning: At Newark Trust for Education (NTE), we believe that partnerships between schools, families and community members are critical in developing effective learning opportunities and improving student outcomes. NTE's Partnering to Improve Learning Initiative includes the following:

South Ward Community Schools Initiative (SWCSI)

ParentChild+ Program


|ALIGN| Vision, Strategy, and Resources 

Design Safe and Supportive Schools: NTE believes that schools must create and sustain the conditions that support students' mental, physical and emotional well-being for effective learning to take place. We leverage current grant programs to create a learning network of school leaders focused on whole school strategies that support students’ mental, emotional, and social development in service of maximizing learning. Current programs under the Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative include:

Funders Collaborative for High Quality Schools

Victoria Foundation Public School Grants Program



|IGNITE| Action and Continuous Improvement

Develop Effective, Efficient & Responsive Systems: At NTE we believe that systems must be designed to support student learning with the internal capacity and resources required to be effective. In light of the city's transition to local control we are exploring potential strategies to support residents’ knowledge acquisition about the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Education. The goal is to increase positive participation in School Board meetings and increase the pool of residents interested in serving on Newark's Board of Education. Another element to developing effective, efficient and responsive systems is the identification of partners with which to collaborate as we work to develop, build and promote the use of a citywide data system (data warehouse and case management system). NTE's Effective, Efficient and Responsive Systems initiative includes the following:

Data Infrastructure Goals

South Ward Community Schools Initiative Data Goals


Initiatives of the Newark Trust for Education are made possible by the following supporters:








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