Connect to Community

view of corner of Somerset Street in New Brunswick

New Jersey is the fourth most diverse state in the nation and offers many specialized services and businesses for the number of communities that call it home. Whether you live or are planning to live locally to the Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Brunswick or broaden your reach to nearby New York City or Philadelphia, you and your family will be able to experience and enjoy multicultural cuisines, events, and celebrations. Below is a list of resources to start exploring the area, the people, and the cultures this area has to offer.

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Benefits Information 

Daycares and Schools

  • The following are childcare, preschool, and kindergarten programs available to Rutgers employees. See more info here
  • Eligible dependent children attending Rutgers University may receive full tuition remission in a program leading to the first baccalaureate degree up to the number of credits required by the degree program. Excluded from tuition remission is all student fees, course or laboratory fees, or other educational expenses (room and board, etc). See more info here.
  • New Jersey Child Care Centers

Senior Homes

Identity-Specific Grocery Stores

Hair and Beauty Stores, Hair Salons

Rutgers Discounts

Outdoors and Recreation

LGBTQ+ Community Spaces

LGBTQ+ Health Spaces  

Gyms, Recreation, and Community Centers

Volunteer Resources


For Kids:

Rutgers Cancer Institute/Rutgers Community Events