Spring Update
Phenomenal Women Highlighted for Women's History Month
Every March we celebrate Women's History Month and this year UWGN staff and board members were highlighted across social media platforms. Additionally, six powerhouse women that are making a difference in the Greater Newark community took part in a photoshoot and their photos can be found here. We thank Councilwoman LaMonica McIver, Nayibe Capellan, Nicole Johnson, Jamila Muhammad, Jakki Lake, and Gardan Speights for their service to the community. We salute you all!
United Way Worldwide Launches Support for Ukraine
Four million people have been displaced by the violence in Ukraine, with many fleeing to neighboring countries. As always, United Way is stepping up to provide short-term relief and long-term support. #United for Ukraine.
Newark Thrives Re-imagined
UWGN-Newark Thrives officially launches this Spring with a new staff, a new website, and plans to connect parents, students, and out-of-school time providers from around the Greater Newark area. Justin Artenent, Newark Thrive's senior manager has planned a series of roundtable discussions to support and broaden the network of agencies that provide after-school and summer programming. Sarah Cruz, Quality Advisor
NJSACC: The Statewide Network for NJ's Afterschool Communities provided insight into the role Newark Thrives will play in the community, "There are a wide variety of Out of School Time (OST) programs for all ages, all throughout the year in the City of Newark. By coordinating the providers of these programs, Newark Thrives can ensure that families and schools are aware of all of these options.  Newark Thrives is key to ensuring every young person in the City has access to expanded learning opportunities. Newark Thrives is also primed to bring the Newark OST providers together to support their needs, linking them to resources, schools, professional development, and funding opportunities."  

Pictured: Justin Artenent, Senior Manager, Newark Thrives, Catherine Wilson, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Newark, Ronald Love, Jr., PSY.D at the Newark Thrives Roundtable at Medallian Restaurant.
The Newark Thrives Roundtable brought together Out-of-School time professionals for a Wellness Check-In lead by Ronald Love, Jr., PSY.D.
Youth Vaccine Initiative
In partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, United Way of Greater Newark is happy to announce that  Clinton Hill Community Action, East Ward Community Center, The H.U.B.B. Arts and Trauma Center, and United Community Corporation are the recipients of the Covid 19 Youth Initiative grant. Through this partnership, we aim to increase vaccine uptake among youth ages 12-17 through direct youth engagement. We are excited to partner with these organizations and continue to support the health and wellness of the constituents within our city, through mitigation of the effects of Covid-19.

Financial Literacy Month to Feature Series of Workshops

United Way of Greater Newark, in partnership with the Newark Asset Building Coalition (NABC), will host a series of workshops for National Financial Literacy Month. The first 30 people to sign up for a session will receive a $25 gift card to Grubhub, and those who attend 3 of the 4 sessions will receive $100, which is the maximum gift per person/family. Attending 4 sessions is not mandatory, but you must complete the post-event survey to receive a gift card. Gift cards will be emailed approximately a week after the event.

Session 1: “Money Hack”: Intro to Budgeting, Savings, and Financial Coaching – 5/5 from 6-7:30 pm

·     Clinton Hill Community Action, Laura Cole, Food & Economic Justice Organizer
·     NJ Citizen Action, Paula Mirk, Director of Financial Coaching

Session 2: Credit...Understand It! Improve It! Build It! – 5/12 from 6-7:30 pm

·     Ironbound Community Corporation, Ines Padilla, Financial Coach
·     Resourceful Coaching, Kamilla Johnson, Financial Coach and Trainer

Session 3: Owning Better: Money Management & Home Ownership – 5/19 from 6-7:30 pm

·     La Casa de Don Pedro, Dante Lara, Housing Counseling Division Coordinator

Session 4: Steps to Opening Your First Bank Account – 5/26 from 6-7:30 pm

·     Clinton Hill Community Action, Laura Cole, Food & Economic Justice Organizer
·     Ironbound Community Corporation, Ines Padilla, Financial Coach
Registration URL: bit.ly/NABC-Financial-Lit 

Registration Cap Per Session: 30
For more information, contact: Danielle Corea-Smith at unitedwaygn@uwnewark.org
Spring 5K Fun Run/Walk Set for May 8th
Join us once again for our Virtual 5K Spring Run/Walk Fundraiser! Last year we had more than 100 runners! To register, click here!

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Karen Leach-Toomer, Director of Marketing, kleachtoomer@uwnewark.org.

Women's Leadership Breakfast returns in person on June 8th! More information will be available soon! Keep checking our website www.uwnewark.com for more details. For sponsorship information, contact Karen Leach-Toomer, kleachtoomer@uwnewark.org.
United Way of Greater Newark
(973) 624-8300