Newark – Civic City

Newark, The 1st Civic City, is a vibrant civic community.

Solutions Civics is incorporated in the curriculum for all Newark public high school students; Power Civics is available to all Newark residents through community forums promoted by the mayor and via online video classes, and is being taught in two courses at Rutgers University-Newark; the Newark Civic Trust, comprised of 24 residents committed to a year of service to their City, meets monthly to identify successful solutions to “leave their city better than they found it.” And finally, Mayor Baraka’s commitment to empowering all city residents to participate constructively in city government is a critical element in the creation of Newark, The Civic City.

Newark, The Civic City, is a model that can be adapted to any city in the Nation.