Reading at grade level by grade 3 is a clear marker for later academic success. Children who participate in high quality preschool programs are more likely to read at grade level by grade 3 when there is alignment between the pedagogy, curriculum and parent engagement practices in preschool and the early elementary years. Our grant supports ACNJ’s work with three New Jersey school districts to align these key components
Early Childhood Development $125,000
The Center for Children and Childhood Studies at Rutgers University’s Camden Campus works to connect the academic resources of the university to the real-life needs of the city’s children and parents. Our grant supports the Center’s professional development programs for early childhood teachers.
The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative is an affiliation of foundations and corporate giving programs that have substantial grantmaking interest in early childhood care and education. The organization provides opportunities for information sharing, networking and strategic grantmaking. Our grant provides operating support.
Environmental Protection $40,000
Since 1999 the Branch Brook Park Alliance has worked to restore this Olmstead designed park and make it more accessible to Newark residents. Schumann support will help the organization establish an urban farm at the southern end of the park to grow fresh produce that will be marketed to area residents, restaurants and schools.
The Greater Newark Conservancy works with Newark schools,community organizations and neighborhood beautification groups to improve Newark’s environment and engage students in environmental education. Our grant supports GNC’s education programs.
Essex County $170,000
The Schumann Fund’s grant to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey supports the Kids Division which provides food, clothing, school supplies and books to children from low-income families.
Our grant provides operating support to Link Community School, an independent high-performing middle school for 130 Newark seventh and eighth graders. Almost every Link student increases his or her standardized test scores by an average of two grade levels each year.
Newark Emergency Services for Families is one of Essex County’s most comprehensive social services agencies. Its cooperative arrangements with more than 60 local service providers make it the ?go to? place when it appears there is no other place to go. Schumann provides operating support.
The Schumann Fund supports the Northern New Jersey Maternal Child Health Consortium’s Irvington Family Development Center, a health and social service resource center dedicated to supporting the well-being of children and families in that city.
Unified Vailsburg Services Organization offers social services, preschool and after-school programs, senior citizens services and housing rehabilitation and development services to area residents in Newark’s West Ward. Our grant provides operating support.
The Youth Development Clinic’s cadre of diverse behavioral health practitioners offer wide-ranging mental health supports to children, adolescents, and the professionals who work with them. Our grant provides operating support.
Public Policy $243,000
The Abbott Leadership Institute trains parents and community activists to be effective advocates for school change in New Jersey’s urban communities. Our grant provides operating support.
The Rutgers Child Advocacy Center, a clinical program of Rutgers Law School, offers legal representation, advice, and technical assistance to children, families, and professionals involved in New Jersey’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Our grant provides operating support.
The Schumann Fund for New Jersey is supporting The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ Philanthropic Liaison for the City of Newark to coordinate national and local philanthropic efforts on behalf of the City.
The Council of New Jersey grantmakers provides member foundations with information about effective grantmaking and facilitates collaboration on philanthropic initiatives. The Schumann Fund provides operating support.
Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families is a network of private, corporate and family foundations that are committed to improving the lives of children and their families. The organization provides a forum for new ideas and strategies as well as opportunities for grantmakers to learn from one another. The Schumann Fund provides operating support.
Grantmakers for Education is a network of private, corporate, and family foundations that share the Schumann Fund’s commitment to improving educational outcomes for all students. Our grant provides operating support.
The Newark Public Schools Foundation is working to transform itself into a Local Education Fund for Newark that will create a shared vision of desired outcomes for children and work to implement key elements of that vision. Our grant supports that effort.
The Paterson Education Fund has worked for more than 25 years to engage the community in efforts to improve Paterson Public Schools and ensure that all Paterson children achieve at high levels. The Schumann grant supports PEF’s Graduating Every Paterson Child campaign.
Our two year grant supports Public Interest Projects’ New Jersey Communities for Public Education Reform campaign, a coordinated community organizing effort to engage parents and other community members in advocating for school change in New Jersey.
over two years