The Office of Comprehensive Community Education (OCCE) executes the Mayor’s education agenda for City of Newark and builds capacity as a facilitator and primary point of contact for sector alignment.
The Office of Comprehensive Community Education has several priority areas.
The OCCE promotes equity and social justice throughout Newark in education. The aim is to partner with stakeholders and offer resources to balance disproportionality, mitigate polarity and offer training, support and resources to educational leaders on issues of equity and social justice.
The OCCE will partner with community organizations to support literacy initiatives and provide networking opportunities for all residents. Along with other community partners, the OCCE aims to produce a pipeline of Newark students and residents to participate in college and post secondary institutions to funnel into relevant 21st century careers.
The OCCE in engagement with other partners (governmental, private and the non-profit sector) will explore and seek to influence educational policy solutions and practices that are more equitable, healthier and environmentally friendly. The OCCE pursues equitable and efficient solutions to educational problems on both levels: state and local.