The Nicholson Foundation’s partners represent many areas within the health, education and human services systems, including child welfare, childcare, juvenile justice, criminal justice, substance abuse treatment, workforce development, education, welfare and other entitlements, housing, and economic development.

The Foundation works with organizations and individuals who share our goal of improving the lives of the children and families in New Jersey.  Below is a representative list of our partners:

  • Local Government:  Essex County Department of Citizen Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Economic Development, Training & Employment, Office of Workforce Development, and Office of the County Executive; the Superior Court of New Jersey – Essex Vicinage; the Mayor’s Office of the City of Newark and the Newark Workforce Investment Board; the Newark Public Schools; and the Jersey City Public Schools.
  • The State of New Jersey:  Departments of Corrections, Parole, Education, Labor, Human Services, Children and Families; the Juvenile Justice Commission; and the Workforce Investment Board.
  • Higher Education:  Essex County Community College; Kean University CARAS Center; Rutgers University Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Criminal Justice, Police Institute, Center for Children and Families, Center for Women and Work, Medical College, and John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.
  • Foundations:  the Amelior Foundation, the Pascale Sykes Foundation, the I Have a Dream Foundation, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, and the PSEG Foundation.
  • Community-based Organizations:  Newark Now, Integrity House, The North Ward Center, Youth Consultation Services, Street Warriors, Child Advocacy Center - Wynona’s House, Latino Institute, The First Occupational Center of New Jersey, Community Planning and Advocacy Council, Community Agencies Corporation of New Jersey, Communities in Schools, Genesis School of Business, the Urban League of Hudson County, and Program for Parents.
  • Advocacy Organizations:  Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey, the Association for Children of New Jersey, and the Regional Plan Association.
  • Intermediary Organizations:  Churches in Cooperation, Inc., Resident Ministers Alliance, the Newark Alliance, and the Regional Business Partnership.
  • Research Organizations:  MDRC.