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Youth Education and Employment Success Center of Newark

"Building Productive Futures for the Youth of Newark"

Vision Statement

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The Youth Education and Employment Success (YE2S) Center seeks to improve measurably the quality of life of Newark youth by expanding their educational, vocational, and employment opportunities. Under a unified collaboration among the City of Newark, Newark public schools, Communities In Schools of New Jersey, New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, The Nicholson Foundation, Rutgers University, and numerous community-based organizations, this innovative center is strategically located and organized to ensure a safe environment, with optimal delivery of youth services. Through the commitment and teamwork of our instructors, staff, and community partners, we are dedicated to helping our young adults to become more caring, competent, and contributing citizens of the City of Newark.

Mission Statement

The YE2S Center provides the highest quality opportunities for lifelong learning and career development by building bridges between the needs of disconnected young people and individual and integrated delivery of counseling, training, and placement services. Each of our community partners is dedicated to supporting participants through personal commitment and advocacy.

Mayor Booker - Hangin' at the YES Center

Mayor Cory A. Booker at the

YE2S Center


With customer service as our focus, we will define and locate educational, employment, and outreach opportunities for our current and future participants. On a citywide, collaborative basis, we will deliver positive youth development programs and services that ad d measurable and marketable skills to our young people and the organizations that will be collaborating as partners.



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Video Introduction of the YES Center Intake Process

Duncan Harrison, Center Coordinator communicates the multistage re-engagement process for disconnected students returning to High School. (Pre-Registration Week)



Advancing opportunities for the disconnected youth

Mayor Booker responds to facebook question regarding education, mentoring and youth resources in Newark