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The GreenLight Fund Comes to Newark with Support From Devils Youth Foundation

Devils Youth Foundation is among more than 50 supporting organizations of the GreenLight Fund, making Newark its 11th site

The GreenLight Fund, which connects communities with proven social innovations from across the country, is coming to the home city of Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils.

The city of Newark has been announced as the 11th GreenLight Fund site. The organization will partner with Greater Newark residents and leaders to tackle locally identified unmet needs, address deep-rooted disparities, and create opportunities for children and families to thrive.

Among the more than 50 local philanthropic investors, the Devils Youth Foundation is lending its support to the cause.

“When we learned about GreenLight Fund’s unique and innovative model that partners locally to identify gaps and then addresses those gaps by bringing proven solutions with the greatest potential for impact, we knew we had to get involved,” said Kate Annis, Executive Director of Devils Youth Foundation. “With their track record of success, we’re looking forward to partnering with GreenLight in Greater Newark to help build brighter futures, especially for our youth.”

The record-setting $6 million fund was raised by a diverse coalition of investors, including the Devils Youth Foundation. Specifically, GreenLight Greater Newark will be focused on breaking down barriers to inclusive prosperity compounded by racial inequities.

The GreenLight fund has helped open opportunities for children, youth, and families experiencing poverty in major cities across the United States, beginning in Boston in 2004.

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