Civic Engagement Beyond the Ballot

February 5, 2021 Joanna Kenty, PhD, The Citizens Campaign A lot is going to change, both in politics and in higher education, in 2021. At The Citizens Campaign, we have undertaken a groundbreaking new initiative to meet the fierce urgency of 21st century crises, by giving citizens — especially people of color and economically disadvantaged urban […]

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Newark launches campaign to bolster civic engagement

LIVE UPDATES: Tracking the coronavirus in New Jersey POLITICS & GOVERNMENT Newark launches campaign to bolster civic engagement BY Michael Aron, Chief Political Correspondent | November 28, 2018, 5PM ESTSHARE: Harry Pozycki of Perth Amboy was once a politician. In 1998 he founded a good government group, The Citizens Campaign. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has been interested in […]

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FREE PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY TRAINING FOR TRENTON RESIDENTS

When police officers, communities, and great relationships come together, the results can be transformative. In New Jersey’s highly-diverse Capital City, where people from all walks of life long for a better and brighter future, the Trenton Civic Trust is working in tandem with the Trenton Police Department to launch a joint initiative to recruit a […]

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Engage the community to solve COVID-19 challenges

As we move into the next phase of the battle to defeat COVID-19 and reclaim our public lives, we need to mount bottom-up plans of action. We must draw on our community spirit and our community resources and, most importantly, our local knowledge in navigating the complicated path forward when we replace short-term sheltering-in-place with […]

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NJ Spotlight Op-ed: Newark sets the national standard for civic empowerment
NJ Spotlight Op-ed: Newark sets the national standard for civic empowerment

Brick City becomes first ‘Civic City’ in country, prioritizing practical solutions, problem-solving, and empowering citizens to drive government from the bottom up. As we watch the dysfunction of our national government, where just keeping the doors open seems like an accomplishment, it is tempting to simply point fingers and express frustration. But as President Franklin […]

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The Citizens Campaign Releases New Catalog
The Citizens Campaign Releases New Catalog

The Citizens Campaign’s new catalog describes the Power Tools citizens, teachers and students can use to drive government from the bottom-up. Find out how these tools were developed and read about the people who have used them to solve problems in their cities. Download a copy as a PDF or view online.

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