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Free Press: The Journalism a Changing Morristown Needs

Posted on by Mike Rispoli and Fiona Morgan, Free Press

    As Free Press’ News Voices: New Jersey project looks toward its second year, we’re excited to bring our experiment in community-based news engagement to Morristown. On June 1, we’ll host a free public forum that will explore ways … Continue reading

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Trust for Public Land: Building Healthy Parks and Healthy Communities

Posted on by Anthony Cucchi, Trust for Public Land

It’s no secret that families in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood shoulder an undue burden stemming from impacts of centuries of industrial and economic growth focused in the community. Every day, parents worry how to keep their children healthy despite well-documented lead … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: What are the Biggest Sustainability Challenges Facing NJ?

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

New gold standards to be unveiled at the 2016 New Jersey Sustainability Summit   Sustainable Jersey will break new ground at the 2016 New Jersey Sustainability Summit with the much anticipated release of the first elements of the gold standard … Continue reading

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Free Press: How an Organizing Mindset Can Serve Newsrooms

Posted on by Mike Rispoli, Free Press

  Newsrooms are experimenting with different ways of engaging their audiences — and over the last few months Free Press has been on the ground figuring out the best ways to connect Garden State journalists and residents via our News … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: Celebrating Community at Creative Hammonton

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

On an alternately rainy and sunny April 12th, Creative Hammonton’s second Call to Collaboration – a town-wide, cross-sector gathering of people from local business, environmental, social service, arts and culture, faith-based, education and government sectors, among others – welcomed participants … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Creating a National Network of State-level Sustainability Programs

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

Sustainable Jersey releases Statewide Sustainability Report Imagine what we could accomplish if we worked together. The idea of starting a multi-state conversation about state-level sustainability programs originated during a national American Planning Association session in 2014. A group of us … Continue reading

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Center for Non-Profits: Chronic Under-Funding of Non-Profits An Unacceptable Risk

Posted on by Linda M. Czipo, Center for Non-Profits,

              The Center for Non-Profits has just released its New Jersey Non-Profits 2016: Trends and Outlook report, highlighting the findings from our 2016 annual non-profit survey. The full report lays out in detail the … Continue reading

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Free Press: A Divided Community Comes Together at News Voices’ Asbury Park Event

Posted on by Dodge

While Asbury Park often feels like a city divided, there was an incredible spirit of unity at the high school Wednesday night as residents and journalists came together to find ways to forge a strong future for the community. Over … Continue reading

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Beyond Blueberries: Creative Hammonton Seizes Opportunity

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

Hammonton, best known to outsiders as prime blueberry country in the Pinelands of New Jersey, is a town with surprising diversity beyond the species found in this unique ecosystem. With a population of 15,000 — of which 20 percent are … Continue reading

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NJ Spark: Reporting on Issues of Poverty and Economic Inequality to Build Community

Posted on by Todd Wolfson, NJ Spark

“We’re so erased. If you’re a person of color, if you’re a woman, if you come from a poor background, if you come from a family who worked like dogs and never got any respect or a share of the … Continue reading

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Creative New Jersey: Notes from Detroit

Posted on by Dodge

Sometimes it’s good to get out and see the world, to “fill the well” of your own creativity and imagination, either to be inspired by something new or to affirm strategies, beliefs or plans you already have. I had the … Continue reading

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Public Image Works: On Cupcakes and Community

Posted on by Dodge

Two things to know about me: I love cupcakes, and I enjoy celebrating birthdays, other people’s and my own. This year, I wanted to mark my birthday with a fun way to connect with my community in a fun way. … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Nimbus Dance Works

Posted on by Dodge

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.  Nimbus Dance Works Connect:  Website: http://nimbusdanceworks.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/NimbusDance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NimbusDanceWorks/ What they … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Morris Arts

Posted on by Dodge

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.  Morris Arts formerly Arts Council of the Morris Area  Connect: … Continue reading

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