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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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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