Seeking Work in Southern New Jersey Final Report Release

Through an initiative supported by the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Joint Board of Governors, WRI, in partnership with Camden Community Partnership and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University for additional research support, set out to identify barriers and opportunities to finding and securing a job, and outline challenges to connections between job … Continue reading Seeking Work in Southern New Jersey Final Report Release

New law launches expands The Clayton Model in New Jersey’s schools; WRI to lead evaluation

An innovative social-emotional learning (SEL) program established in the Clayton Public School District will be expanded in up to 30 schools across New Jersey, thanks to a legislative effort that became law on May 11, 2021. Implementation of the program will be evaluated by the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.

Community Conversations: New Jersey’s COVID-19 Storytelling Project

WRI is partnering on a statewide, collective ethnography designed to gather and transform the personal accounts of New Jersey residents, especially those who have faced increased marginalization or greater risk as a result of the pandemic, into the building blocks of a more resilient, compassionate and Healthy New Jersey.