Welcome to Greater Life!

We’re a nonsectarian non-profit 501(c)(3) Faith-Based Community Youth & Family Organization that has been serving the youth of Newark and adults, primarily in New Jersey’s South Ward and the city at-large, since 1986. We provide social services to over 1,500 youth from ages 7 to 19 each year, their family members, and adults, reaching out to those suffering from poverty, family instability, and exposure to gang culture and drugs.

Our expert staff of professionals and volunteers knows this community well—we live here!—and we offer variety of programs designed to promote improved grades and behavior, physical health, social skills, family and community involvement, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and spiritual growth. We work together with dozens of community organizations and churches, including the Essex County Juvenile Detention Facility, the Boy Scouts of America (Newark Robert Treat District), Newark Schools, the Institute for Black Family Development, the Newark-North Jersey Committee of Black Churchmen, and the Newark Police Department Clergy Alliance, who established Greater Life as an official “Safe Haven” for children.

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