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GOAL III
INTRODUCTION

NURTURING A STUDENT CIVIC NETWORK TO THRIVE

Engage NJ will establish a statewide network of students capable of success in life and work through a series of innovative programs, events, partnerships and sustained funding.

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Engage NJ is proud to take the next step in our work and introduce the new student program called the Engage NJ Thrive Series. The Thrive Series focuses on creating local, regional, statewide, and virtual events and programs that help students build competencies for success and a network of peers.


We at Engage NJ are looking to enlist campus partners in hosting our Thrive Series events throughout the 2024-2025 academic year. These events will follow the themes of Engage NJ’s core values of advancing democracy, improving students’ 21st century career competencies, and creating a civically engaged student network across the state.

INTRODUCTION

Graduates
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THRIVE STUDENT CONFERENCE AND FAIR

Since 2020, we have hosted THRIVE, an annual student conference and opportunity fair. During this day-long event, students actively build their networks and relationships with fellow change builders of tomorrow. The event connects students with peers who are interested in taking their education out into the community and developing the skills to make communities better at fighting inequality and injustice of all forms.


The Opportunity Fair exposes students to professionals from various sectors. Here, students can also work on translating volunteerism/service/community engagement into career-building and professional competency experiences.

Student Ambassadors & Interns

Engage NJ is currently looking for student partners to help us with our mission of advancing democracy, creating a network of civically engaged students across the state, and enacting our Thrive and Student Success Series.


Ambassadors are student volunteers who will work with us a minimum of 14 hours across an academic year.

Interns are hired student workers who receive class credit as compensation to work with a minimum of 150 across an academic semester. 

ENGAGECorps

In early 2022, were awarded one of the largest AmeriCorps VISTA grants in New Jersey’s history. Over the next five years, ENGAGECorps will focus on developing college students’ 21st-century skills for life and work, increasing high school completion and college access, increasing college students’ overall health and educating developing minds about the human impacts of climate change in our most marginalized communities. 

Through ENGAGECorps, twenty-two (22) AmeriCorps Members will serve full-time for at least one year at higher education institutions beginning this Fall, collectively providing nearly 40,000 hours of capacity-building work in these areas. ENGAGECorps members will focus on several student success strategies. Engage NJ member campuses are eligible to apply for between one and four ENGAGECorps Members.
 

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Thrive Series Events

Engage NJ is proud to take the next step in our work and introduce the new student program called the Engage NJ Thrive Series. The Thrive Series focuses on creating local, regional, statewide, and virtual events that help students build competencies for success and a network of peers.

 

We at Engage NJ are looking to enlist campus partners in hosting our Thrive Series events throughout the 2024-2025 academic year. These events will follow the themes of Engage NJ’s core values of advancing democracy, improving students’ 21st century career competencies, and creating a civically engaged student network across the state. 

 

For these events, we will be responsible for the coordination, advertising, and bringing the audience – for free! In return, we would just ask that certain hosting fees would be waived such as room rental price, food orders, or tech services.

 

If career and civic engagement events already exist on your campus, then we would love to get involved with those as well – in which we can help fund said events in terms of catering fees or advertising. All we would ask for in return is the presence of one of our staff at the event, so they may pass along information about Engage NJ to your students.

Kesselman Student Fellowships

The Kesselman Student Fellowships were launched to empower teams of students to work on projects that advance the local community and connect people across differences. The fellowships are named in honor of Dr. Harvey Kesselman, former president of Stockton University, long-serving board member of Engage NJ, and a staunch advocate and change-agent for the advancement of human rights across the Garden State.

THRIVERS' DATABASE

Thrivers are students who are graduating college soon and are mapping out their next steps. Our Engage NJ Ambassador and Internship programs are qualifying factors for joining our Thriver’s Database.

 

Thrivers are ready to show they have years of experience sharpening their SOFT SKILLS through volunteering and working together to find solutions for today’s challenges.

Networks

OUR STUDENT SUCCESS NETWORKS

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