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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. 


“Communities in Conversation give small entrepreneurial businesses a chance to make connections that yield big changes.”

– Lisa Charles, Author & CEO, Embrace Your Fitness, LLC (Newark)