Impact Stories

In Nov. 2021 after ten years of our evolving mission and impact, we changed our name to Gathering Ground. You may still find reference to our old name Creative New Jersey in posts created prior to Nov. 2021.

Addressing NJ’s Addiction Crisis

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A Community Forum panel discussion on NJ’s addiction crisis, produced by NJTV at the Newark Boys and Girls Club, is part of a collective effort by NJ journalists to generate more reporting and more attention on the addiction crisis. The collective impact project was generated at the Dodge Imagine Great Things convening facilitated by Gathering Ground. 


“It was a delight to work with all of you on this initiative that is so critical to the future of our community. I have lived and worked in Atlantic City for 26 years. During those years, I have heard and read about so many “plans” that never were brought to completion. Thanks to Gathering Ground, we now have a blueprint for success. What you have done for us will impact the lives of so many people for years to come.”

– Diane Ramftl – Former Regional Charter Marketing Specialist, Harrahs (Atlantic City)

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