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.
Making the transition back to civilian life after serving in the military can be challenging for veterans. Vets4Warriors—a confidential, national 24/7 peer support network for service members, veterans, and their families operated out of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care—is making a difference.
Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP) at Rutgers Law School provides free and confidential legal consultations to Rutgers students, including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, who are dealing with immigration issues. Led by attorney Jason Hernandez, RICAP strives to foster a safe environment on campus and remove barriers to student success.
Rutgers Against Hunger works in partnership with the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks to provide goods and services to more than 1,500 pantries statewide each year.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers worked with farmers across the state to identify best practices for growing and analyzing hops so they can better serve the growing number of microbreweries opening in New Jersey. Watch the video.
Millions of commuters and goods worth billions of dollars rely on the safety and efficiency of railway systems in the region. Xiang Liu of Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s School of Engineering is working to train the workforce and improve the system as head of the only academic rail engineering and safety program in the region.
The groundbreaking project by Humanities Action Lab at Rutgers University–Newark will expand its traveling exhibit on mass incarceration in the United States to historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and institutions in close proximity to correctional facilities.
In Be the Light, TV and radio host Angie Martinez documents the journey of Rutgers University–Newark International Leadership Exchange Global Scholars to deploy “We Share Solar” suitcases—solar energy kits for areas of the island without reliable electricity.
Homeland security and law enforcement officials came together with religious leaders and leading academic researchers during a daylong university symposium to explore how to combat a resurgence of hate while protecting free speech. Watch the full symposium.
The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University–Newark has acquired the full collection of the late jazz icon, William J. “Count” Basie Jr. Scholars, curators, writers, students, filmmakers, and music aficionados will find nearly 1,000 artifacts, from pianos and clothing to business records and scrapbooks.