Partnerships to Advance Our Community

Rutgers Collaborative Center brings together community and government leaders, professionals, faculty, staff, and students sharing experience, expertise, and energy to achieve shared goals for our community through education and action.


Rutgers Collaborative Center represents a history of community engagement at Rutgers-New Brunswick that includes partnerships spanning more than 20 years as well as innovations that respond to emerging social issues, including:

  • Supporting often-overlooked K-12 students in the academic "middle" by implementing the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) mentorship program and Collaborative Youth Mentoring to support students in their pathway to college.

  • Partnering to empower youth between 10-16 through AMARD&V (Artists Mentoring Against Racism, Drugs and Violence) arts and culture summer program.

  • Addressing food insecurity through organizations such as the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance and the Feeding New Brunswick Network that promote access to healthy, culturally appropriate food.

We connect faculty to community projects and prepare students to contribute as youth mentors, community research assistants, behavioral assistants, and civic scholars through our academically endorsed courses and programs designed to sustain community initiatives.


If you have a long-term project or a community event in mind, contact Rutgers Collaborative Center to explore how we can work together.

Community organizations exploring ways to conduct research or build capacity receive consultative and material support from Rutgers Collaborative Center.  We facilitate research partnerships, prepare students for mentoring, research, event support, and other community roles, and create forums such as RU-CARES for dialogue about achieving shared goals.  Contact 


Rutgers Collaborative Center

640 Bartholomew Road

Busch Campus

Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

United States

T (848) 932 8660

F (732) 445 4231


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