Project Community

Program/Organization Name: Project Community
Address: c/o Stephen Finn, 33 Livingston Avenue, Suite 400, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1982
Phone: 908-932-3133
Fax: 908-932-2363

Academic Department Affiliation: Center for Urban Policy Research
Contact Name: Stephen Finn
Title/Position: Director
Phone extension: 534
E-mail Address:

Purpose: Project Community utilizes faculty from CUPR and other Rutgers schools with graduate students from the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy to provide research to Community Based Organizations on community development topics researched by their groups. The research will help these CBOs to implement community development projects. Project Community also serves as a liaison to community based organization in the state and a clearinghouse for community development information.

Community Service Area(s): Economic Development, Housing, Community Development Research
Target Population: Youth, Adults, Elderly
Service Providers: Graduate Students, Faculty
Fee: No
Eligibility Restrictions for Services: Only three research projects are chosen each year

Community Service Projects:
Program(s)/Organizations Worked With, Within Rutgers: Center for Social and Community Development, Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, School of Business, CASE

Program(s)/Organizations Worked With, Within the New Brunswick Community: Renaissance CDC (First Baptist),

Government and Foundation Grants Successfully Acquired For Community Projects: Fund for New Jersey, Ford Foundation, HUD Community Development Work Study Program

Resources Available For Community Service in New Brunswick: Write proposals/grants, Technical assistance (research on community development projects)

New Initiatives and Service Expansions Interested In: Work with community groups and public housing tenants on community revitalization issues. Collaborate with the university local government, private and non-profit sectors to coordinate community development efforts and apply for grants.

Recent Handbooks/Guides:

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