We amplify voices city-wide.


Project Ready is a non-profit social justice organization based in Newark, New Jersey. Our long-term vision is to see a world where no community is left voiceless—a world where parents, guardians, and students in our most vulnerable communities feel heard, informed, and civically educated, and thereby powered to overhaul systems and policies in place that limit educational opportunities.

49% of registered Newark voters turned out to vote in the 2016 General Election.


Newark had the lowest voter turnout in Essex County in 2016. Help us change that in 2020.


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3 Pillars of our work

Ready to Vote

Support communities to build an engaged and civically educated voting base by developing partnerships with community members and local organizations.

Ready to Advocate

Build and support local advocacy efforts to achieve policy wins that promote excellent schools.

Ready to Educate

Partnership with the community to reimagine student remote and in-person learning opportunities

Digital Divide


To close the opportunity gap and improve life outcomes for children, we have to address the deep digital divide the pandemic has illuminated. This digital divide and resource divide facing school aged children of color and those experiencing poverty is not a new phenomenon – but it is a growing one.

As the divide spreads, it’s disproportionately affecting displaced and at-risk youth. There are students in Newark, currently living in shelters, motels, cars and/or couchsurfing who are now relying on remote learning to receive a quality education. These students are still without internet or laptops.

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Project Ready Community News focuses on important community issues such as Educational Justice and Equity, COVID-19/ Public Health, Racial Justice and Equity, Community Organizing, Politics, and more.

#projectready In the News


The verdict is in on New Jersey’s universal vote-by-mail experiment. It works.

Voting by mail is an easier, more inclusive, and more progressive alternative to requiring voters to vote in person.
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Nonprofit Coalition Commits to Raising Newark Voter Registration by 10% in 2020

A coalition of 19 nonprofits is leading the charge to close the voter registration gap by 10 percent by March 2020, signaling a renewed sense of urgency ahead of the next national election.
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Learn more about the resources Project Ready is providing to the Newark community.

Newark Votes by Mail


Are you planning to vote by mail in the next election? If so, click here for resources.


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Newark Meals


During citywide school closures, all Newark students still have access to free breakfast and lunch. Please click here to find a site close to your address.


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Support Project Ready


Project Ready has a proven track record of working collectively with community residents, organizations, and institutions to tackle educational equity and social justice problems. The organization has provided direct and indirect resources to students and schools. Your donation will enable us to continue to serve our most vulnerable community members.