Rutgers University-Newark reaches across socioeconomic, cultural, and other boundaries through a variety of public programs, services and events; these are some of them.
- The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development provides seed money to establish businesses owned and operated by members of Newark’s minority communities.
- Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies Program is a natural offering for a campus in a city with one of the largest populations of Portuguese-speaking citizens in North America.
- Eric Neisser Public Interest Program involves law students in public service work for underrepresented individuals.
- Ironbound Oral History Project preserves the heritage of Portuguese-speaking residents in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood.
- Clinical Programs at the School of Law-Newark offer hands-on legal practice for law students while serving the underserved.
- Domestic Violence Advocacy Project connects law students with victims who need lefgal assistance and protection.