2012-13 Newark Community Needs Assessment

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2012
Year of Last Input: 2013
Last Updated: Feb 2 2017
Project Location:
Newark, NJ
State / Province:
New Jersey
United States
Lead Organization:
The Center for Collaborative Change
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope


Issue Areas

Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Civic Engagement


The Center for Collaborative Change is proud to present the final results from our 2012-13 Newark Community Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment is a combination of primary and secondary research including two surveys and a series of practitioner interviews conducted by the Center over the course of 18 months.

The Physical Wellbeing Section has two subsections: one on Crime and Public Safety, and the other on Health. The Economic Wellbeing Section has three subsections: Housing and Healthy Neighborhoods, Economy, and Education. The Civic Wellbeing Section has two subsections: Civic Culture and Civic Ecosystem. Each subsection begins with a definition of wellbeing for that chapter followed by a summary of findings, a graphic depiction of publicly available data, then original data (collected from residents and practitioners throughout the city) and finally some written analysis. Some subsections group the data into additional sub-areas. The introduction and methodology section found at the beginning explains our methods, controls and the limitations of this study.

Sections include:

– Introduction, Methodology, Apendices
– Physical Wellbeing: Crime_and_Public_Safety, Health
– Economic Wellbeing: Housing and Healthy Neighborhoods, Economy, Education
– Civic Wellbeing: Civic Culture, Civic Ecosystem

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Project Contact:

Laurel Dumont
The Center for Collaborative Change -