Mayor Ras Baraka Publicly Declares Newark as the first “Civic City” in the Nation
Mayor Ras Baraka Publicly Declares Newark as the first “Civic City” in the Nation

Along with The Citizens Campaign, Mayor Ras Baraka announced an initiative declaring Newark the “First Civic City in the Nation.” The initiative, titled “Newark: The Pioneering Civic City,” plans to work with schools and colleges in the area to increase civic education, collaborate with other civic organizations to increase engagement and to provide everyday citizens […]

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NJ TV: Newark launches campaign to bolster civic engagement
NJ TV: Newark launches campaign to bolster civic engagement

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 civic engagement. The two came together Wednesday to declare Newark the first so-called Civic City in America. “A Civic City is a city where all citizens have […]

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Solutions Forum on police/community relations at Thomas Edison State University
Solutions Forum on police/community relations at Thomas Edison State University

Cutting edge solutions to better police/community relations and as a result boost public safety were communicated to key Trenton and New Jersey decision-makers at the Solutions Forum hosted this past Tuesday by The Trenton Civic Trust at Thomas Edison state University. The solutions discussed included: How an Urban Auxiliary Police Force can help to improve […]

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Perth Amboy Stands Up for Ending Blacklisting in NJ
Perth Amboy Stands Up for Ending Blacklisting in NJ

Civic Trustees Alfonso Faura, and Jose Amarante presented to the Perth Amboy City Council a resolution to call on the New Jersey Legislature to adopt legislation ending the tenant blacklist, which serves as a disincentive for tenants to go to court when landlords unfairly evict them because it will make it difficult to rent a […]

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Newark School District Adopts Solutions Civics
Newark School District Adopts Solutions Civics

“All Newark High School Students to Learn How to Drive their Local Government and Better Their City” The Citizens Campaign, and the Newark Civic Trust, today applauded the Newark School District and Superintendent of Schools Roger Leone for their unanimous decision to teach Solutions Civics to all Newark High School students in the District and […]

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Plainfield Civic Trustees Advance Solutions Civics in Plainfield
Plainfield Civic Trustees Advance Solutions Civics in Plainfield

Plainfield Civic Trustees recently met with Interim Superintendent of Schools Ronald E. Bolandi to propose that Plainfield teach Solutions Civics to its high school juniors. The Superintendent offered his endorsement and committed to move for implementation. Solutions Civics is a 10 class curriculum component that teaches students how to become informed participants in the governing […]

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Rutgers-Newark introduces Power Civics to college students in 2 courses
Rutgers-Newark introduces Power Civics to college students in 2 courses

Chancellor Cantor paved the way for Rutgers-Newark to offer advanced citizen leadership training through the Rutgers School of Public Affairs. It is currently being taught in 2 college courses under the supervision of Dean Charles Menifield. Power Civics provides students with the tools to become active and informed participants in government decision-making. The goals and […]

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Atlantic City; Building a Foundation for Shared Prosperity
Atlantic City; Building a Foundation for Shared Prosperity

Based on our success in other New Jersey cities, State officials are seeking assistance from The Citizens Campaign for a new comprehensive effort to revitalize Atlantic City. A recently released state report, “Atlantic City; Building a Foundation for Shared Prosperity” prepared at the request of Governor Murphy recommends that residents consider forming a Civic Trust […]

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