PLAINFIELD TRUSTEES LEARN THE POWER OF NO-BLAME PROBLEM SOLVING

The Plainfield Civic Trust started their training on the 10-step Problem Solving Guide that outlines how citizens can effectively make the change their community needs. The training covered everything from how to file an OPRA request, their access to the Law and Policy Task Force of experienced municipal attorneys and policy experts, and the virtue […]

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CIVIC TRUSTEES SPEAK TO NEWARK CLERGY ABOUT NO-BLAME PROBLEM SOLVING

Civic Trust Speakers Task Force members Jesus Ramos, Terri Alston, and Joel Rosa were invited to speak before the Newark West Ward Clergy Alliance by chairman Bishop Rudy Carlton at Jehovah-Jireh Praise and Worship Church Center. The Task Force presented to the Association an opportunity to become more civically involved through becoming a Newark Civic Trustee. […]

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PERTH AMBOY TRUSTEE EDISON JACQUEZ FEATURED ON WBGO

Noted youth mentor and Perth Amboy Trustee Edison Jaquez was featured on radio station WBGO on January 17th. He discussed his book “A Second Chance: Life Lessons Turned into Living Dreams” that chronicles his experience mentoring underprivileged children. Jacquez also recently mentored incarcerated youths at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center. As a member of […]

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PERTH AMBOY TRUST WELCOMES NEWEST MEMBER

The Perth Amboy Civic Trust welcomed their newest Trustee Alibell Marquez last week. “I want to get a deeper understanding of what my rights are and also how I can improve my quality of living and the quality of living for my family,” she said. Marquez, a member of Americorps, wants to extend her civic […]

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TRENTON CIVIC TRUSTEES GIVE BACK

Trenton Civic Trustees Jason Baker, founder of the community group N.E.T.S, and community organizer Lakeysha Walton took some time over the Thanksgiving holiday to give to those who are less well off. The group provided 100 dinners to the community and surprised a young girl who recently lost her mother with toys. The power of […]

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NEWARK CIVIC TRUSTEE LAUNCHES NEW CABLE SHOW

Newark Civic Trustee Munirah Bomani embodies the principles of The Civic Pledge.  A Trustee means you are a leader in your own community and set an example for others to follow. Bomani is celebrating 20 years after incarceration and has made it her life’s mission to helping women who were just released from prison reenter society. […]

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PLAINFIELD TRUST KICKS OFF WITH OVERVIEW OF THE POWER OF A TRUST

The Plainfield Civic Trust held their first regular meeting on Tuesday with a primer from Trust Facilitator Joel Rosa on what is expected of a Trustee. Perth Amboy Civic Trustees Lionel Giron and Terri Alston gave an overview of the day-in-the-life of a Civic Trustee and the successes and power they have when they become […]

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WHITMAN TAKES PLEDGE FEATURED IN HOME NEWS TRIBUNE

The Home News Tribune covered Governor Christie Whitman’s pledge to leave her country better than she found it. She highlighted the need for an alternative to dysfunctional politics by encouraging citizens to get involved in their communities. “The former governor urged all New Jerseyans to join her in “Taking the Pledge, and becoming part of a […]

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GOVERNOR JIM FLORIO ON WHY THE CIVIC PLEDGE MATTERS

The Civic Pledge continues to inspire action from citizens from all different backgrounds across the state. At a recent event in Jersey City, Governor James Florio, alongside Governor Tom Kean, took the Pledge and urged citizens that if people want to live in the kind of country they deserve they must get involved in their […]

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NEWARK NEIGHBORHOOD TO PILOT NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE

Newark residents are taking initiative to enhancing the property value of their neighborhood by working together in a no-blame, problem-solving fashion. Members of the Fairmount Neighborhood Association will be piloting a neighborhood survey in January that will be used to identify code deficiencies and public property maintenance issues around their neighborhood. The survey is a […]

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