We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the Metro Women’s Leadership Summit to be held at the Newark International Airport Marriott on Friday, June 1st. The Citizens Campaign is a partner in this endeavor, joining twenty organizations from New Jersey and New York to produce a full day of education and empowerment. […]

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Newark students Tackle Police/Community Relations with no-blame problem solving

Trenton Civic Trustee Darren “Freedom” Green addressed students of social studies teacher Jessica King at Newark’s American History High School on the power of no-blame problem-solving. The class conducted a survey of their fellow students on how to improve police/community relations in Newark, especially with young people. Darren discussed how the students could make a […]

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The Citizens Campaign supports “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief”

The Citizens Campaign is proud to support the statewide charity “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief,” designed to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” is sponsored and spearheaded by the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey and leaders of New Jersey’s half-million-strong Puerto Rican community to […]

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TRUSTEES HONORED BY GOVERNORS FOR CIVIC SERVICE

We want to congratulate our Trustees who were awarded a resolution commemorating their service to the Newark Civic Trust. The resolution, signed by former governors Brendan Byrne, Tom Kean, Jim Florio, and Christine Whitman, was presented to the Trustees by Governor Florio at the annual Celebration of Citizen Leadership gala. The recipients of the resolution […]

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Celebration of Exemplary Public Service Gala

Thank you to our generous supporters who joined us in presenting the first-ever Koeppe Award for Exemplary Public Service. The award is presented to individuals who exemplify Al Koeppe’s most admirable qualities of public service and respect for others. The practices of these values and the standards they set are critical to the health of […]

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NJ 101.5 COVERS THE NO-BLAME FORUM

The first-ever no-blame gubernatorial forum, held at Rutgers – Newark, featured candidates Jim Johnson, Ray Lesniak, and John Wisniewski. Nearly 100 people attended the Forum to watch the candidates present their solutions to New Jersey’s problems. They adhered to The Citizens Campaign principles that the solutions be: 1) evidence-based 2) cost-effective and 3) advanced with a […]

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JERSEY CITY PASTORS VISIT NEWARK TRUST FOR GUIDANCE ON LAUNCHING TRUST

Pastors Willie J. Keaton Jr. and Frances Koomson of Claremont-Lafayette United Presbyterian Church in Jersey City attended the Newark Civic Trust Meeting as they work to launch of a Jersey City-based Trust. Having taken the Civic Pledge on The Citizens Campaign’s website, Keaton reached out to learn how he could bring the philosophy of no-blame […]

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NEW JERSEY ASSESSED FOR PREVALENCE OF “EVIDENCE-BASED” POLICYMAKING

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative published an assessment of states that follow an evidence-based approach to policymaking. New Jersey ranked as one of the 28 “Modest” state when it come to the prevalence and sophistication of their policymaking – the second lowest rank a state could attain. Only 8 states were ranked in the highest bracket […]

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