HISTORY
Founded December 1999
From 1999 to 2004, coordinated the Newark Public School District Business Infrastructure Initiative where senior-level executives from Newark Alliance supporting organizations worked with Newark Public School executives on best business practices in Human Resources, Technology, Finance, and Facilities Management
From 2001 to 2003 awarded over $90,000 in grants to Newark Public School Middle School teachers for the Newark Champions of Learning Interactive Grant Program
In 2003, served on the Advisory Committee for "A Day in the Life of Newark" where a group of over 1,000 students from the NPS District participated in a photographic shoot of a diverse collection of images around the city
In October 2005 began the Planning Phase of the OpportunityNewark Strategic Action Plan
April 2006, launched the implementation Phase of the OpportunityNewark Strategic Action Plan
In 2006, funded a consultant on behalf of the City of Newark to review police operations with the objective of reducing the crime rate in the city in support of the Mayor's Public Safety Agenda
In January 2006, became lead organization in U.S. DOL Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative; awarded $100,000 Planning Grant
In partnership with the Newark Workforce Investment Board supported the development and opening of the One-Stop Satellite Office at the Port Newark
Awarded $5.1 million U.S. DOL WIRED grant in January 2007 to implement innovative workforce development programs in eight northern NJ counties
Project Coordinator for the North Jersey WIRED/NJ State Innovation Partnership Institute Financial Services Industry $150,000 one-year grant to involve industry leaders in curriculum
development
Awarded $100,000 grant from the Victoria Foundation to develop truck driving workforce initiative (2007 – 2008)
Launched the Newark Community Foundation in January 2007
Awarded $500,000 REDI grant by the NJ Department of Labor in 2008 to establish the TLD Talent Network
Designated as the Northern Regional Project Team Leader for the $6 million State Energy Sector Partnership Grant
In 2008, hosted two AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers
Supported the Mayor's public safety agenda by providing a $320,000 two-year grant for the Crime Control Specialist (2008 – 2009)
CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative Begins with an Initial $250,000 Capacity-Building Grant to the Newark Alliance from the Prudential Foundation
CareerWorks Ends the Year with Seven Pooled and Aligned Funders and is Poised to Become a National Fund for Workforce Solutions Collaborative
CareerWorks becomes a member of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions with a NFWS grant of $450,000 over three years (2011-2014)
Collaborative Awards a $100,000 Grant to Prepare Jersey City Medical Center Entry-Level Workers for Careers
CareerWorks Awards $100,000 to Prepare Barnabas Health Frontline Workers for Careers
CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative Awards $100,000 Grant to New Community Workforce Development Center’s Automotive Technician Program
NJTV Airs a Segment on CareerWorks New Community Corporation Automotive Technician Employment and Training Program
Celebrated the opening of the renovated Military Park as a key partner that provided support to the Military Park Partnership, the entity tasked with developing and managing the park
Realized the OpportunityNewark action plan through collaboration with partners and stakeholders to create the Greater Newark Convention & Visitor Bureau; a Newark asset to use travel and tourism as an economic development tool and to develop the city’s image and perception
CareerWorks Portfolio includes 4 Industry Partnerships that Trained more than 500; Positioned 108 Workers to Advance; and Served more than 25 Employers. CareerWorks is Poised to Serve Another 600 Low-Skilled Adults and Incumbent Workers to Gain Skills, Jobs and Careers in Healthcare and Transportation, Logistics and Distribution over the Next 3 Years
CareerWorks Awarded $320,000 – a one year, $100,000 National Fund for Workforce Solutions/Social Innovation Fund grant and a $220,000 grant from Jobs for the Future and Walmart will serve as a catalyst for CareerWorks to scale New Community Corporation’s Ford Motor certified auto mechanics training
CareerWorks Awarded a National Fund for Workforce Solutions Systems Change Award
CareerWorks Awarded a $400,000 JPMorgan Chase over two years