Organizations Partnering with the Center for Community Engagement

Angela Cares Inc. 

AngelaCARES, Inc. offers a variety of ways for you to help make a difference in our community.  Your volunteer commitment can be project based, short-term, or long-term. AngelaCARES, Inc. Volunteers help mentor our future generation, advocate for our wise generation and support our senior caregivers.

AngelaCARES, Inc.’s Intern wish list:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Community Outreach
  • Content Editors
  • Data Analysts
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • photographer/Videographer

If you are interested in joining AngelaCARES, Inc. to help fulfill our mission which is to serve as an advocate for senior citizens, a support system for their caregivers and a mentor to the youth by educating and empowering them to volunteer. If you are as committed to strengthening communities contact us to volunteer.

or call 201-685-7273

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Did you have a mentor, role model, or even someone who made even a glimpse of a positive impact on your life? Now is the time to give back!  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties currently has over 500 children on our waiting list to be matched with a mentor. Ninety percent of those children are young boys in need of a male mentor. If you know how to ride a bike, visit the library, attend a show, throw a ball, etc. then you or someone you know can be a role model for one of our future leaders. Spread the word, share our website, inform others how they can change the trajectory of a child’s life by just being their mentor for only 4 hours per month !


Michele Montanezz
(973) 273-6312

Boys and Girls Club


When you volunteer at a Boys & Girls Club, you can make a difference in the lives of youth and give back to your community.  Within the first few minutes of walking into a Club, you know you’re in a special place. Filled with the sounds and energy of spirited children and friendly, caring professionals, the Club is a fun and hopeful environment.

Whether you help with homework, coach a game, or teach an art project, you’ll have the opportunity to build healthy relationships with young people eager for adult guidance, and have a positive impact on their lives. In turn, you will find that spending time with these young people has a positive impact on you as well.

  • Boys and Girls Club Changebuilders are needed from Mondays through Fridays after school between 3:30 and 6:30.
  • Changebuilders will be assist with Kindergarten through 8th graders with homework help, mentoring, goals, behavior, etc. Mostly focuses on art, dance, photography, music, and graphic design which they have all the equipment there.

Adam Jaeger
(201) 333-4100

The Community. Outreach. Voice. Empowerment (The C.O.V.E)

Hudson Partnership Care Management Organization (CMO) is a private not-for-profit agency that provides care coordination for Hudson County youth ages 5-21 who may be struggling with: mental health or emotional issues, challenging behaviors, substance use or developmental disabilities. Hudson Partnership CMO uses a wraparound approach to collaborate with youth and their families; to define their vision, embrace their strengths, create achievable goals and maintain success in school, at home and in their community.

The Community Outreach Voice & Empowerment Center (C.O.V.E) is a community space for children and families to come together and build a stronger and positive community.

At the C.O.V.E Changebuilders will be able to help with the following:

  • Outreach
  • Phone calls to families and providers inviting them to specific events
  • Enrolling families and community members to our weekly newsletter
  • Assisting with weekly newsletters
  • Handing out flyers

Steven Campos

City of Jersey City the Office of Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement has partnered with the Jersey City Office of Community Engagement to create the P.U.M.P. (Professional Undergraduate Mentoring Program) Program with the assistance of professional staff personnel from the Office of Community Engagement, the CCE recruits highly qualified students to place to be placed in city planning offices to work one on one, with the Directors various departments and gain highly coveted engaged learning opportunities.

Positions within the Offices of:

  • Community Engagement
  • Public Works
  • Public Housing
  • Construction Code Office
  • Jersey City Resident Center
  • Jersey City Councilmen and Women’s Offices and the President of City Council

As our relationship with the City of Jersey City continues to grow, additional offices and opportunities will be made available.  Students interested in PUMP must apply for consideration with the Changebuilder Coordinator.

Honors Program Partnership

The Honors Program at New Jersey City University provides endless opportunities for exceptional students and is designed for our most talented, motivated, and intellectually curious students. We understand your passion for learning and want to give you the tools you need to further your pursuits.

The NJCU Honors Program has formed a new partnership with the university’s Changebuilders program under the auspices of the Center for Community Engagement. Beginning with the class of 2023, students in the Honors Program will be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of impactful community service each year. Through this initiative, the university’s mission of fostering civic-minded graduates can be achieved.

Honor students can coordinate their community engagement projects and service hours with the Changebuilder Coordinator.

Friday Knights

The Friday Knights Program at NJCU provides a variety of service projects that positively impact local communities. Community partners such as, Hoboken Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Rise Against Hunger, NJ Community Food Bank, The Liberty Humane Society, and The Great Jersey City Clean Up, just to name a few. These community partners provide our students a sense of civic responsibility, boost academic self-confidence, develop leadership skills, provide to network with other students and expand their societal perspectives. Not only do they give of their time in service to others, but they learn from people of diverse races, cultures, ages, and life experiences. Friday Knights is an opportunity for students to network and serve our collective community.