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Rutgers University–Newark

Rutgers University–Newark

Rutgers University–Newark


As an anchor institution in our home city, we are not just in Newark but of Newark, firmly rooted in its educational, cultural, economic and civic life. The people and history of Newark strengthen us as we work together to strengthen the city. Rutgers-Newark partners with other anchors in the city to improve life and create opportunities for all residents. Within our role as an anchor, we work to overcome and dismantle the structural inequities and injustices that manifest themselves in Newark and nationwide. Our mission has spurred publicly engaged scholarship and programs that have become models across urban America.

We reject traditional models of “public service” in which faculty and students do things for a public that is regarded as passive and needy. Our work is deeply collaborative. We know that the talent and potential within Newark, and its legacy of social justice activism, which stretches back to the 1600s, is key to transforming the city and the nation – as well as transforming our university.


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    185 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102, USA, 07102, 185