Improving the health and wellness of Newark’s low‐income children in order to enhance their academic outcomes and their abilities to learn.

Living Cities supports The Strong Healthy Communities Initiative in Newark, NJ as part of The Integration Initiative.

Students walk in an educational parade Row homes in Newark

The Strong Healthy Communities Initiative in Newark, NJ.

The Strong Healthy Communities Initiative (SHCI) is a cross‐sector institutional partnership working collectively to improve the health and wellness of Newark’s low‐income children in order to enhance their academic outcomes and their abilities to learn. SHCI uses a cohesive “one‐table” approach to tackle complex social problems that challenge the success of Newark’s public school system. The partners of SHCI aim to rebuild and stabilize Newark’s neighborhoods, align public policy and private investments to sustain innovations and create lasting systemic change to improve student success in all of Newark’s schools. It is led by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, Prudential Foundation, Prudential Social Investment, City of Newark, New Jersey Community Capital and Victoria Foundation.

Download the Newark profile for an early overview of the initiative. New information about Newark is forthcoming.