Tag Archives: NJ

Newark in the Spotlight: Summer Youth Employment Program Nod Emblematic of City’s Collaborative Spirit

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When Mayor Ras Baraka took office in 2014, he immediately called for an expansion of the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. There is a growing body of evidence that youth employment programs are a positive intervention that can reduce summer … 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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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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Shakespeare Theatre partners with Madison community to bring production to life

Posted on by Matthew Holowienka, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

More than any other art form, theatre is collaborative. The playwright, the designers, the actors, and the director must all join forces to create life onstage each night. In the same vein, I would argue that more than any other … Continue reading

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“The Pier Lights Our Carnival Life Forever”: Rebuilding the Arts After Sandy

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, Art Pride NJ Foundation

I don’t know about you, but when I think of “Sandy” and “New Jersey” my mind wanders to the lyrics of a familiar anthem, “Oh, Sandy, the aurora is rising behind us. The pier lights our carnival life forever.” This … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for a Successful 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival

Posted on by Dodge Poetry Staff

From October 11th through the 14th, the city of Newark was full of people from thirty-four states and several foreign countries who’d come together to celebrate the written and spoken word. During those four days and in the weeks since, we’ve received … Continue reading

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