BRICK Newark’s founders have taken on the challenge of transforming two of Newark’s worst performing schools into safe, nurturing academically challenging environments for students. Our grant supports the development of high quality early childhood programs at the schools.
Early Childhood Development $164,975
Schumann support enables the Montclair Community Pre-K to contract with the National Institute for Early Education Research to comparing student outcomes for those who attended the Pre-K with those who did not.
As part of a collective impact place-based strategy, the Schumann Fund joined four other foundations to improve early childhood services for children aged birth to 3 in Newark. Our grant to Programs for Parents, Essex County’s resource and referral agency, will enable the agency to provide training and certification for Early Head Start teachers, encouraging them to earn New Jersey’s Infant/Toddler Credential.
Environmental Protection $70,000
The Camden City Garden Club responds to the needs of Camden children and families by providing environmental education, recreation, job training, and healthy food to Camden residents. Schumann provides support for the Camden Children’s Garden, a four-acre education and recreation oasis on the Camden waterfront.
Since 1987, the Greater Newark Conservancy has worked to improve the quality of life in Newark and surrounding Essex County towns by promoting environmental stewardship of and by the community. The Schumann grant supports the Conservancy’s education programs.
The New Jersey Work Environment Council is an alliance of community, environmental, and worker organizations whose goal is to improve the environment and ensure that workplaces are safe for the people who work in them and for families who live nearby. Our grant supports NJWEC’s Healthy Schools Now initiative, providing technical assistance and training to parents, teachers, and other school staff on a range of health and safety concerns at their schools.
Essex County $215,000
Schumann’s grant supports B.R.I.C.K’s efforts to establish the South Ward Children’s Alliance, providing start-up funding for this coalition of community organizations, charter and district schools. The Alliance will be a hub of high-quality social services for children and families in Newark’s South Ward.
Kids Corporation’s Educational Service provides academic and material resources to afterschool and summer programs in community-based programs in Newark. The Schumann grant supports these efforts.
The Schumann grant supports the Partnership’s Irvington Family Development Center, a one-stop resource center for health, education, and social supports for Irvington’s children and families.
The Schumann Fund grant to the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice funds social support services for high-risk individuals who agree to participate in the Newark Violence Reduction Initiative – an innovative strategy designed to address drug markets and street violence in the city.
This long-standing institution offers high-quality educational, recreation, and social services to the Newark community. Our grant provides operating support.
Schumann support goes to The Salvation Army’s Grand Family Success Center in Newark that offers social services and support to grandparents raising their grandchildren.
Unified Vailsburg Services Organization’s programs serve more than 1,000 Newark citizens from infants to senior citizens every day. Preschool, afterschool programs, senior services, housing development, and community organizing are among the myriad programs offered by this agency. The Schumann Fund provides operating support
The Youth Development Clinic offers high-quality behavioral health services to Essex County’s families and children. Using a skilled, diverse cadre of behavioral health specialists, YDC brings their services to neighborhoods where families live and where children attend school. The Schumann Fund provides operating support.
Public Policy $388,450
The Abbott Leadership Institute was created in 2002 to train parents and community activists to be effective advocates for school improvement in Newark. The Schumann grant provides general support for the Institute’s parent training, youth organizing and community engagement efforts.
The Schumann grant to the Center for Popular Democracy supports New Jersey Communities United’s efforts to improve the quality of family child care by organizing family child care workers with the goal of improving training and compensation.
The Rutgers Child Advocacy Center has a twofold mission: 1) to serve the needs of children who are at risk and living in poverty in Newark and surrounding areas; and 2) to educate law students to be thoughtful, highly-skilled practitioners in the area of family law. The Schumann Fund supports the Center’s work with youth transitioning out of foster care.
The Schumann grant to the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers provides general support to enable the Council to expand its program offerings and extend its capacity to strengthen philanthropy in New Jersey.
CASA for Children of Essex is the project manager for the Essex County Model Court’s Disproportionality Reduction Initiative, an effort to reduce the disproportionate representation of children of color in Essex County’s child welfare system. Our grant supports Undoing Racism immersion training for model court participants and follow up technical assistance for the effort.
Our grant supports this network of grantmakers who share the Schumann Fund’s interest in children, youth, and families.
The Schumann grant to Grantmakers for Education supports this network of grantmakers who share our commitment to improving educational outcomes for all students.
The Schumann Fund’s grant will support participation by New Jersey advocacy organizations in the Center’s qualitative study of utilization of Family Leave Insurance in New Jersey.
This year New Jersey earned the dubious distinction of having the highest foreclosure rate in the nation – an indication of the economic distress of thousands of New Jerseyans. Our grant to the New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund supports their comprehensive financial empowerment and asset preservation programs for low- and moderate-income families residing in Essex County.
Coverage of New Jersey state and local issues has diminished as the state’s print media have shrunk their staff, eliminated beats, and come to rely more heavily on news services. The Schumann grant to New Jersey Public Radio supports their expanded coverage of New Jersey issues.
The Schumann Fund supports this public radio station’s investigative news coverage of New Jersey issues.
The Newark Trust for Education was created by local foundations and community leaders to develop, coordinate, and sustain efforts to improve public education and student outcomes in Newark. Our grant provides operating support.
Funders investing in Newark Public Schools agreed to create a pooled fund to help the Newark school district and its partners start new district secondary schools to address the needs and interests of urban students and prepare them for college, citizenship, and careers. Our grant supports the pooled fund and the resultant 11 new or redesigned secondary schools in Newark.
The Paterson Education Fund works to improve student outcomes in Paterson by engaging parents and community leaders in efforts to improve Paterson Public Schools. Our grant supports the Fund’s Graduating Every Paterson Child initiative.
The Schumann Fund grant to the Montclair YMCA enables them to work in concert with the Anti-Racist Alliance of North Jersey to convene an “Undoing Racism” workshop for community leaders and educators in Montclair.