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Newark Thrives STEM Internship Program
June 10, 2023
United Way Newark
Supported launch of United Way of Greater Newark Youth Program Locator Virtual STEM High School Intership program for 3 Newark students that will help to develop the Program Locator tool for out-of-school-time programs.
United Way of Greater Newark
For more than 100 years, United Way of Greater Newark (UWGN) has engaged communities within our
13-municipality footprint in creating community based and community led solutions that strengthens the
cornerstones for a good quality of life: health, education, and financial stability. The mission of UWGN is
to disrupt the cycle of poverty by convening collaborating and investing in strategies to improve outcome
for children and families. United Way of Greater Newark’s vision is to empower residents in our 13
municipalities to create healthier lifestyles with access to quality education and opportunity for economic
advancement through our leadership and partnerships.
Background- Youth Program Locator Virtual STEM Internship Extension
With the support of the Arman Roy Foundation, in the summer of 2023 UWGN hired three Newark High
School youth as interns to help re-imagine, re-build and re-brand our Youth Program Locator navigation
tool. The interns spent nine weeks over the summer meeting with network database managers and senior leadership to operationalize the YPL. The interns were included in many activities that ranged from reaching out to existing program teams in the YPL, engaging new partners that wanted their programs added to the youth program locator, attending a weekly meeting with UWGN’s website development team, revamping prior website look and feel, discussing user access and experience with senior leadership, and developing social media plans and templates for YPL updates. At the conclusion of their summer hours, there was still work to be done to promote and maintain the YPL.