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Creative New Jersey: Beautiful Questions

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Director of Programming, Creative New Jersey

In an age of declarations, assumptions, and sound bites it’s refreshing to come across a book like Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas where curiosity reigns and questions are the goal, not … Continue reading

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Creative Camden: Putting Ideas into Action

Posted on by Diana Mendez, Community Organizer & Communications Specialist, Creative New Jersey

Consider the words of Wesly Taveras, a student at Camden’s Creative Arts High: “I’ve learned here that I don’t have to wait to be old to make a difference.” Wesly shared this sentiment during Creative Camden Call to Collaboration’s closing … Continue reading

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

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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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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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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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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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How Learning to Play Dungeons & Dragons Makes Me a Better Creative Leader

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

With the holiday season upon us, and lots of hours spent with friends and family sprawled around living rooms, assembling toys and reading/arguing over directions to gadgets and games I’m grateful for a very particular game I’ve been learning to … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Creative New Jersey

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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. Creative New Jersey  Connect: Website:  www.creativenj.org Twitter: @creativenj Facebook: Facebook.com/CreativeNJ   … Continue reading

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Reconnecting, Reflecting and Re-energizing: Creative NJVOAD Tackles The “What’s Next?” Question of Recovery Work

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On Thursday, October 22, 2015 — almost three years since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey — Creative New Jersey teamed up with the New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD) to bring together its statewide member network … Continue reading

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Posts from an Emerging Leader: Risky Business — Entrepreneurship and Reframing “Risk”

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

This blog is part of a ten-part series capturing my experiences as part of the 2015 Lead NJ Class, which follows the monthly two-day seminars our class participates in over the course of one year.  For the next several weeks … Continue reading

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Better Together – Brain Trusts and Collaboration

Posted on by Kacy O'Brien, Creative New Jersey

At Creative New Jersey, we’re always in awe of the depth and breadth of the brain trusts in action during meetings of cross-sector, collaborative people (like Dodge’s Imagine Great Things gathering!). At the intersection of diverse perspectives, imagination, and collaboration … Continue reading

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Posts from an Emerging Leader: Government, Politics and Budgets, Oh My!

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

This blog is part of a ten-part series capturing Kacy O’Brien’s experiences as part of the 2015 Lead NJ Class, which follows the monthly two-day seminars the class participates in over the course of one year.  For the next ten weeks O’Brien … Continue reading

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Creative Skylands: Where New Jersey Gets Wild

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

New Jersey’s Skylands region (also known as the Highlands) is a region that encompasses multiple state and national parks, lakes, working farms, and wineries. Arts and culture activities, historical attractions and family resorts pepper the rich landscape. And this region … Continue reading

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In Atlantic City, Creative Ideas Take Hold

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Creative New Jersey

This week I had the privilege of sitting in on two meetings that are an outgrowth of the community connections and action plans formed during February’s Creative Atlantic City Call to Collaboration. Not surprisingly, the issues raised by our participants … Continue reading

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Atlantic City Gets Creative at Call to Collaboration

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Creative New Jersey

Creative Atlantic City welcomed over 135 people to the two-day Call to Collaboration. More than 135 people gathered at The Noyes Arts Garage at Stockton University for Creative Atlantic City’s Call to Collaboration on February 23 and 24. Those people were … Continue reading

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