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Newark Thrives STEM Internship Program

June 10, 2023

Community:

Partner:

Newark, NJ

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.




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