We’re a non-profit Faith-Based Youth & Family Community Organization that has been serving Newark’s South Ward & entire city since 1986. We provide social services to over 1,500 youth, adults & family members each year, primarily ranging from 7 to 19, reaching out to precious lives suffering from poverty, family instability, and/or exposure to gang culture and drugs. We help them thrive academically, socially, physically, spiritually and morally
Our expert staff of professionals and volunteers knows this community well—most of us 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.
Operates daily to provide hundreds of youth, teens, and adults with a safe place to hang out and to interact with adult staff, volunteers, and peers.
Kidstitute Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) is a unique virtual and limited on-site programming targeting At-Risk, Overlooked, Underserved and Impoverished Children of Newark.
Family Resource Center LifeLine/Emergency Family Health Support designed to address food & health insecurity.
Senior Leadership, Board Members, and Contracted Service Professionals mentor & train College Students and High School Students.
Greater Life offers opportunities for youth to get out of the city through summer and school-year camping.
Every student who walks through Greater Life’s doors is assigned a mentor from our staff, senior interns, volunteers, or Board of Directors.
Greater Life works with Mr. Wilton Sherman, a long-term community organizer, and other community residents to implement the Weequahic Homeowners Coalition which offices at our Community Outreach Center.