It Takes a Village of Parents Engaging Parents to Power Constructive
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yourself, and your community.

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PEP NJ is thrilled to announce its upcoming Community BBQ on June 22nd, 2024, at Weequahic Park in Newark, New Jersey! This event promises a day filled with fun and excitement for all ages. Savor delicious food, groove to lively music, and enjoy dancing with friends and family. Kids will be delighted with the bouncy house, while everyone can try their luck with exciting raffles. The highlight of the day will be a spectacular performance by a local community marching band. Join us for a memorable celebration of community spirit and togetherness!


Communities Leading Change

WALTON FAMILY FOUNDATION: In New Jersey, nonprofit PEPNJ works to promote proactive parent advocacy to incite real change to local schools. New case studies from the Walton Family Foundation  share how to empower local families to take action. Join us and learn more HERE

Connecting Parents & Fortifying Communities.

Parents Engaging Parents (PEP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of parents and stakeholders coming together to promote access and information for civic and financial literacy – thereby raising parents up, supporting children succeed, and strengthening NJ communities.

PEP encourages parents to identify challenges in their neighborhoods and cities, and connect with fellow parents and organizations to bring about measurable and positive change.

What we do

PEP works with NJ Parents to provide information and resources for the most important and in-demand civic, financial, and lifestyle topics. We promote proficiency in:


Providing resources and opportunities to build economic literacy and navigate financial growth.


Learning how to navigate the education system to ensure that our children are provided with relevant and ever-evolving information.


Bringing awareness to the needs of our bodies and minds and promoting resources for equitable health.

Social Justice

Giving parents a stake in building a Beloved Community. Learn, gain access to resources, and work towards equitable participation and human rights in Social Justice processes.

Proud Partners

Our Impact

People reached through our virtual initiatives including three sectors of the community - civic, private, and public in 2021
NJ Families received nutritious Grab-and-Go food, PPE essentials, and new winter coats.
Virtual Engagement audience members in 2021 through hosted social interactions, information sessions, and statewide weekly check-ins.

News & Resources

Walton Family Foundation

Tired of being shut out of school decision-making, New Jersey nonprofit Parents Engaging Parents draws power from community...
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Clean Air Coalition in New Jersey – The Fight Continues

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, Labor and Environmental Justice Advocates & Organizers, community stakeholders, small businesses, and representatives...
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