Leadership Newark
Leadership Newark
Leadership Newark
Leadership Newark
Leadership Newark

Leadership Newark Ends 15th Anniversary Year With Successful Summit

On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, Leadership Newark held its first annual public policy summit at the Paul Robeson Center in Rutgers University—Newark.

Van Jones, Keynote Speaker at Newark Policy Conference, on "Rebuilding The Dream" in Newark

Van Jones
November 3, 2013

Van Jones is the founder of the Rebuild the Dream advocacy group and author of a best-selling book by the same title, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, and former special advisor for green jobs to president Barack Obama. Jones will be the keynote speaker at Leadership Newark’s pu

Leadership Newark's Celia King on the Organizations Inaugural Public Policy Conference

November 3, 2013

Leadership Newark is a 15-year-old fellowship program that accepts top talent who live or work in Newark for a two-year long program of courses,

Devon Jefferson, LN'10 has been named Associate Coach for FDU Women's basketball team!

August 29, 2013
Devon Jefferson, LN'10 has been named Associate Coach for FDU Women's basketball team!  Way to go Devon and welcome back to NJ!

Recent News

February 27, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Leadership Newark fellow Dr. Margaret Stevens (Class of 2016) led a discussion at New Jersey City University (NJCU) on the evolution of Black power in the 21st century.  The program, titled “Black Lives, Black Power” tackled the critical issues around the commonly used phrase of...


February 11, 2015

“Public safety and public health are two critical priorities of my administration and they are intertwined. Unsafe buildings create health and safety hazards that endanger our residents, breed crime, and imperil our efforts to transform Newark into a City we can all believe in.”  This statement was made by Mayor Ras Baraka on January 22, 2015 after a thorough investigation of housing complaints made by residents of 416 Irvine Turner Blvd.....

February 11, 2015

Leadership Newark has a longstanding history of building transformative, transactional, and charismatic leaders that go on to inspire the City of Newark, the great state of NJ, the United States of America, and lastly but surely not least, our world.  Leaders also know when there is room for continued growth, especially when determining what kind of leader one identifies as.

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Leadership Newark Gala 2015

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 

Leadership Newark Public Policy Summit 2015

  • Saturday, June 6, 2015

LN Fellowship Program:

  • Class of 2015
    • Community Leadership Initiative Projects:
      • City of Newark
      • United Way of Essex & West Hudson
      • Urban League of Essex County
      • Leadership Newark, Inc. 
      • Unified Vailsburg Services Organization
  • Class of 2016
    • February - Economic & Community Development
    • March - Education 
    • April - Sustainability & the Environment