Author Archives: Meghan Van Dyk

Dodge staff summer reads: 45 books, articles, or podcasts to add to your list

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

Dodge staff recently started an office book club to read adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy, and began compiling a list of the books, articles, and podcasts to read and discuss together. With summer upon us, we are excited to share … Continue reading

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What we’re learning: Celebrating the garden that changed my life

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Grow It Green Morristown this year is celebrating 10 years of bounty from its humble beginnings rooted in Morristown dirt. On the heels of the financial recession, before the town’s redevelopment boom, when community and school gardens were still new … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: Chris Daggett answers grantee questions about Dodge’s strategic plan

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

Imagine a New Jersey where all people regardless of their zip code have access to quality schools, to the arts, to a healthy environment, to trustworthy news and information, and where all citizens have voice and influence to make change … Continue reading

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Civic Info Bill would create fund to spark local journalism projects

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Dodge Foundation

What would happen if you had the chance to reinvent local reporting? A bill was introduced in the state Legislature earlier this month that would create a fund to promote local journalism projects, the kind imagined by residents at community … Continue reading

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Dodge Road Trip: A Pinelands Adventure

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

The Mullica River springs as a small stream from sleepy south Jersey suburbs through the deep woods of Wharton State Forest before it widens and converges with the Batso River, passing just north of Atlantic City casinos as it meets salt and spills into … Continue reading

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New Jersey Recovery Fund Shares Lessons Learned with Chinese Delegation

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A delegation of Chinese officials made a stop in Morristown recently to learn how New Jersey’s philanthropic sector helped strengthen communities for the long term following Hurricane Sandy. The visit on Sept. 29 was part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Emergency … Continue reading

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#BetterNJ Twitter Chat: Show Your Support for #ArtsEdNow

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

It’s almost time to head back to school again — and this year there are two extra reasons to revel. Mark your calendar for the week of September 11 – 17 — National Arts Education Week, a time to celebrate … Continue reading

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What Good Would You Do with $100 Million? Join us Thursday for our next Twitter Chat

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday for a LIVE #BetterNJ Twitter chat to imagine the good you’d do with $100 million right here in the Garden State. The MacArthur Foundation will award $100 million to an organization to solve a critical … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Art & Community: Join us Thursday for our next #BetterNJ Twitter chat

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Dodge Communications Manager

  Join us at 2 p.m. Thursday for a LIVE #BetterNJ discussion on Twitter about Random Acts of Art & Community happening right here in New Jersey. Think flash mobs, participatory art projects, or impromptu music performances on the street. … Continue reading

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Dodge Road Trip: Banding Red Knots with Conserve Wildlife Foundation

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Dodge Communications Manager

The cacophonous sound of shorebirds is deafening. I’m huddled behind tall beach grass repeating the instructions for the task before me in my mind. “I hope I don’t screw this up,” I think to myself. On the beach, out of view, are … Continue reading

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Dodge Q&A: A Conversation about Poetry and Wonder Woman with Ysabel Gonzalez

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

The Dodge Q&A series is designed to introduce you to Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation staff as they share what they’re learning and thinking about as they conduct their work around the state. They’ll also reveal a few things about themselves you might not have … Continue reading

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Be a #JerseyGives Generosity Ambassador!

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

  It’s here! Today is #GivingTuesday, the biggest day for charitable giving of the year. We are excited to announce that to celebrate #GivingTuesday, Dodge and our partner the Victoria Foundation are kicking off the #JerseyGives Challenge for the featured organizations … Continue reading

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Bringing Art and Music to the Streets of South Orange

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

  Wandering around downtown South Orange just got more jazzy thanks to the return of SOPAC’s Playin’ Around South Orange. All are invited to sit down and play one of the six hand-painted pianos placed by the nonprofit arts organization … Continue reading

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Go Behind the Scenes at Grow It Green Morristown’s Urban Farm

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

  Grow It Green Morristown is taking over our Instagram for the latest installment of #dodgetakeover to show you a week in the life of urban farmers and educators at its Urban Farm, New Jersey’s largest school garden. Learn about … Continue reading

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