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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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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