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Reflecting on “What’s Next?” in Local Sandy Recovery

Posted on by David Kutner, New Jersey Future Planning Manager

In the three years since the establishment of New Jersey Future’s local recovery planning manager (LRPM) program, three LRPMs have been embedded in six New Jersey municipalities that experienced considerable damage during Hurricane Sandy. Working directly with local staff and … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Creative New Jersey

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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Sandy: Learning for Next Time

Posted on by Nina Stack, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Three years ago may seem like a very long time ago for some; but not for those of us living in the Garden State. The collective consciousness of New Jersey residents remembers Superstorm Sandy like it was yesterday. The days … 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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91 Days, Countless Nights: Documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

One month after superstorm Sandy hit the New Jersey coast, Kevin Burkitt and wife Shannon Welch picked up a camera and headed out into the darkness of night to document the wreckage. Armed with a headlamp, low-light lenses and a … Continue reading

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Creativity and Collaboration Take Courage

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

Residents share topics for small group discussion at Creative Highlands: Call to Collaboration. As I reflect upon our recent Creative Highlands: Call to Collaboration, I am reminded of the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and loss. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of Anniversaries

Posted on by Debbie Galant, NJ News Commons

For all the talk of journalism’s noble past and uncertain future, the truth is that journalism’s day-to-day is a lot like slinging hash. Everyday journalism is produced quickly, in massive quantities, in front of a live audience. Think Rt. 22 … Continue reading

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A Creative Recovery

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

This month we mark the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy crashing upon New Jersey and our neighboring states.  While it was painfully obvious that Sandy was a monumental storm of the highest magnitude, I don’t think any of us realized … Continue reading

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The Resiliency Network: Moving Communities Beyond Recovery

Posted on by Linda B. Weber, AICP, PP, Resiliency Network Manager, Sustainable Jersey

According to national experts, it can take 5-10 years, or more, for hard-hit communities to fully recover from disasters and develop a new sense of “normal.” With just a year after Sandy, it’s understandable, and expected, that many New Jersey … Continue reading

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The Importance of Speaking Up

Posted on by Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Last month, I experienced a “rite of passage” for nonprofit executives in New Jersey.  I attended the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce “Walk to Washington”.  For those of you who don’t know, this is 50+ year tradition where the Chamber … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: The Hurricane Sandy Poetry Initiative Update

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

The Hurricane Sandy Poetry Initiative was created to bring the healing power of poetry to students and teachers affected by the storm.  In January we met with teachers who applied on behalf of their schools.  Their stories are incredibly sad—lost … Continue reading

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Our Road to Recovery

Posted on by Margaret Waldock, Program Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

On October 29, 2012 the ‘new normal’ crashed into the east coast in the form of a tropical cyclone, forever altering the landscapes and collective psyche of my home state of New Jersey.    The now infamous Sandy claimed 80 lives, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Poetry Initiative

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

blessing the boats may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear Lucille Clifton In the 2012-2013 school year, the Dodge Poetry in the Schools Program is directing … Continue reading

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