Throughout all 21 counties as well as at our main locations in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, Rutgers strives to be a good neighbor. We collaborate with local organizations and nonprofits to deliver programs and services that impact the people of New Jersey.
The terrifying moment student Jai Patel and his friends sought cover in a clothing store bathroom when gunfire erupted in a Jersey City mall strengthened his resolve to do all he can to fight gun violence. Now, Patel plans to launch a local chapter of Students Demand Action at Rutgers University–New Brunswick in the fall.
Alumnus Ben Trotter signed a donor card as an undergraduate at Rutgers. Twenty years later, he was called upon to make a bone marrow donation and save the life of a young boy with sickle cell anemia.
A minor criminal offense 20 years ago could prevent someone from getting a job or finding an apartment. Students from Rutgers Law School in Camden are working to help low-income Camden-area residents clear their records and restart their lives as equal citizens in society.
Through the Rutgers University Alternative Breaks, a group of students spent their spring break on a conservation and environmental sustainability project to help with coastal restoration efforts near New Orleans.
Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), the first program of its kind at a higher education institution in the United States, will more than double in size. RCAAS is dedicated to helping adults with autism lead full lives by providing meaningful employment, vocational training, and other services.
Some Trenton preschool children are getting an early start to a life of healthy eating and physical activity thanks to lessons they are learning from Rutgers University–Camden nursing school students.
Celebrated author and activist Salamishah Tillet looks to promote positive transformation in Newark through her latest passion project as faculty director of the New Arts Justice Initiative at Express Newark.