In collaboration with Newark Public Schools, the City of Newark, Rutgers University, local philanthropists, and a host of Community Based Organizations, the Newark Opportunity Youth Network is a primary onramp for the city's highest-need student population.

Operator of Re-Engagement Center

NOYN operates the Re-Engagement Center to recruit, assess & enroll opportunity youth in appropriate programs and track performance data. Learn More.

Direct Service Provider

NOYN continues to operate YouthBuild Newark as its own opportunity youth program. In Fall 2017, it expanded it's direct service by opening the first campus of LEAD Charter Schools, NJ's first charter alternative high school for over-aged, under credited youth.

LEAD Charter School

Community-Based Organizations 
Capacity-Building

NOYN provides technical assistances to two Community-Based Organizations to offer high-quality, credit-bearing education programming to 250 youth.

Coordinator of Research & Evaluation

NOYN partners with Rutgers University – Newark to analyze performance data and convene policy workgroups

Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies

  • Early Warnings Workgroup
  • School Discipline Committee
  • Opportunity Youth Workgroup
  • Workforce Development Committee

School of Criminal Justice

Support for the City

NOYN supported the City of Newark's launch of the Newark Street Academy to provide education preparation & job training to 60 students annually.