Category Archives: Community Building

Sustainable Jersey: Helping NJ schools turn STEM to STEAM with art

Posted on by Heather McCall, Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program Director

I-STEAM Task Force hopes to spur next generation of innovators, educators, leaders and learners   While the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) have been a focus of integrated learning systems in schools across New Jersey, there is … Continue reading

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Board Leadership: Living in — and planning for — interesting times

Posted on by Allison Trimarco

Staying on Track in an Unpredictable World We’re just a few weeks into 2017, and it already seems hackneyed to talk about how unpredictable the world has become. It’s not surprising that many nonprofits are already experiencing stress from the … Continue reading

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Local News Lab: Jersey Shore Hurricane News experiments in listening to get to ‘deeper’ community issues

Posted on by Chris Satullo, Local News Lab fellow

At first blush, New Orleans and the Jersey Shore might seem as different as étouffée and salt-water taffy. New Orleans is urban, diverse and Creole. The Shore is seasonal, suburban and deep-fried. Still, each sits in a state entirely too … Continue reading

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Creative NJ: Creativity & Collaboration in the ‘City Invincible’

Posted on by Dodge

Camden, the “City Invincible,” which built its early reputation as a port city, industrial and manufacturing hub, is currently home to major hospitals, higher education institutions, cultural attractions and citizens who are deeply committed to their City. Though Camden has … Continue reading

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ArtPride New Jersey: Now is the Time

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ

  “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” It’s the (early) 70’s and that was the warm up drill in Mrs. Lester’s typing class where I learned to type over 100 … Continue reading

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Free Press: Race, the Media, and Politics in the Trump Era

Posted on by James L. Thompson, Free Press

  One of the most important roles news outlets have is their power to convene. They can bring together community members and those in positions of power, and provide a space for thoughtful conversation while asking necessary, but uncomfortable, questions. … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: The Spark of Collaboration in Asbury Park

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager, Creative New Jersey

On January 11 & 12, 2017, the Creative Asbury Park Call to Collaboration took place and welcomed a highly diverse group of individuals representing all areas of city life in Asbury Park. This two-day gathering was part of Creative New … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Less water for all of us

Posted on by  Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Drought warning in effect for 14 NJ counties Even as New Jersey is battered with heavy rains from a nor’easter expected to bring two days of wet weather, the rainfall won’t be enough to lift a drought warning and buoy … Continue reading

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Local News Lab: Reimagining How We Get Community News in New Jersey

Posted on by Chris Satullo

Imagine you were given an assignment. Here it is: Two weeks before Christmas, gather the major legacy and new media players in your state for a brainstorming meeting that will take up the better part of their day. Just to … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Bringing the “Tech” into Sustainability

Posted on by Lauren Skowronski, Director for Community Engagement, Sustainable Jersey

 How does technology relate to sustainability and Sustainable Jersey? The classic definition of sustainability suggests that our future depends on supporting three interdependent domains: environment, economy and society. Among these, society often gets overlooked. But in fact, it may be … Continue reading

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Creative NJ: Creativity and Collaboration in Asbury Park

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager, Creative New Jersey

The pioneering spirit of Asbury Park’s residents and businesses, coupled with the diversity of its neighborhoods and iconic places have remained steadfast and resilient through many changes. The momentum of the city’s burgeoning renaissance provides opportunities to build shared economic … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: Creative Thinking and an Urban Agenda — Perfect Together

Posted on by Elizabeth A. Murphy and Kacy O’Brien, Creative New Jersey

During the recent Spotlight On Cities Conference, produced by the highly-respected news organization NJ Spotlight, panelists and participants alike affirmed that creativity and creative thinking are critical if we are going to solve the problems that plague our cities. We heard … Continue reading

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CNJG: Five New Jersey Leaders On Leadership

Posted on by Dodge

Last month, I had the extraordinary honor to be among those named by Lead New Jersey as one of its “30 Leaders for 30 Years.” The recipients were chosen because their “leadership has made New Jersey a better place to … Continue reading

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New Jersey Recovery Fund Shares Lessons Learned with Chinese Delegation

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

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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Sustainable Jersey Travels to South Korea for Clean Air

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Sharing expertise and experience to support Clean Air Asia pilot certification program I left New Jersey on Aug. 25 with my colleague, Renee Haider, en route for South Korea. Sustainable Jersey was invited to participate in the Clean Air for Cities conference … Continue reading

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