The Newark Trust for Education offers a variety of opportunities for families to engage with our work. We partner with family-focused organizations across the city and region to support quality early learning, social-emotional learning, and family leadership.

Emerging Approach to Family Engagement (2021-present)

In 2021 NTE launched a formal effort to codify and implement a model for family engagement that promotes print and digital literacy, family leadership, and warm connections to services and supports available in the city, as well as the county and the state. 

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Families as Decision Makers (2021-present)

In 2021-22, NTE identified 6 parents and caregivers (some of whom are ParentChild+ alumnae) to participate in the SPAN Parent Advocacy Network’s workshop titled Empowering Women in Community Leadership for Healthier Families. 

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Great Start, Great Future Series for Parents and Caregivers (2021-present)

NTE launched this series on early learning and development for parents, caregivers, and child care providers in January 2021 with support from LTCFF. 

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Empowered Parents (2018-present)

Abbott Leadership Institute (ALI) at Rutgers University Newark, has been focused on developing informed and effective education advocates for Newark’s public schools since 2003. 

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Newark Parent Child+ (2018-2020)

NTE launched the Newark ParentChild+ home visiting demonstration with funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation (LTCFF) in 2018 and completed two program cycles, including 187 families from all five Wards of Newark. Each cycle, spanning approximately a year, was conducted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

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