The median income for the city's families has declined in recent years and remains much lower than the New Jersey state average. As a result, many Newark families struggle to make ends meet and often have to choose between paying the rent and feeding their children. The Mission Continues Newark Platoon, sponsored by Prudential, is mobilizing to help food insecure citizens of Newark by assisting in community greening and urban agriculture initiatives with the goal of providing healthy and sustainable food options to families in Newark. Currently, the Platoon is focusing its efforts by supporting the Greater Newark Conservancy’s Hawthorne Farm. In 2016, the platoon built a much needed tool shed and will complete a pergola in the urban farm.

Join us as the Newark Platoon assists with sustainable food initiatives in Newark!




Lead Sponsor




Contributing Sponsor:

ADP Foundation

Recent Events


Service Leadership Corps Launch: Service Project

with the Newark 1st Service Platoon

Service Project

Boys and Girls Club of Newark - Newark, NJ

October 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Envisioning the Future Session 1

with the Newark 1st Service Platoon

Special Event

Boys and Girls Club of Newark - Newark, NJ

August 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

National Night Out

with the Newark 1st Service Platoon

Support Event

Jesse Allen Park - Newark, NJ

August 7, 2018 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM