Giving Every Child a Chance

Last week, ACNJ released Newark Kids Count 2019 featuring a special section on the city’s young men of color, in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Newark.  In an effort to understand how young men of color in Newark respond to the challenges they face, ACNJ and MBK Newark held listening sessions asking them to reflect on their experience growing up in the city and to share ways to improve outcomes for young men.  Several interesting key themes emerged. 

View the report
Read the press release

At the release, two Newark youth moderated a panel discussion with Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León, and Newark Alliance President and CEO Aisha Glover.  Watch video footage of the candid responses from the panel.

Thanks to everyone that attended the release of Newark Kids Count 2019!  For those who missed it, please use the links below to view footage and photos from the event:


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