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The Sights and Sounds of Collaboration in Newark
By Donna Liu, CivicStory

What happens when over 300 people take part in more than 50 different conversations about how to improve life in their communities? That’s what happened last week in Newark, when Creative New Jersey convened its largest-ever Call to Collaboration.  READ MORE

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Creative NJ Challenges Newark’s Community Organizations To Collaborate
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO

Creative New Jersey recently held its Call to Collaboration forum at NJIT in Newark. A two day event that brings together local organizations and community groups to address issues affecting their communities while challenging them to brainstorm solutions. READ MORE

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Creative Paterson Brings ‘Important Moment’ to City
By TAPInto Paterson staff

The time for Paterson’s change is now, and for the Paterson residents, among the nearly 200 stakeholders gathered in Passaic County College (PCCC) on Monday, it’s their “creative thinking” that is going to bring it. READ MORE

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Creative Paterson Engages ‘A Room Full of Game Changers’
By Steve Lenox, TAPInto Paterson

Six hours, nearly 200 participants, and 38 attendee driven breakout sessions marked the first day of Creative Paterson’s “Call to Collaboration” on Monday. READ MORE

Creative Paterson Day 2: It’s Time For Paterson to Think Big
By Vanessa Huaita, TAPInto Paterson

Paterson resident, educator and poet, Elizabeth Valverde thinks it’s time for Paterson to “think BIG!”  READ MORE

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Asbury Park Mayor Launches Two New Initiatives
By Michelle Gladden, Asbury Park Sun

Good health and educating youth in local government are the focus of two new city initiatives being led by Mayor John Moor. The first will be a Mayor’s Wellness Committee, now seeking members to promote good health, events, activities and programs. READ MORE

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Asbury Park Library Launches African American Music Heritage Project
By Michelle Gladden, Asbury Park Sun

Once the vibrant hub for the City’s African American community, Springwood Avenue was lined with music venues and African American-owned businesses. In homage to that history, the Asbury Park Public Library Board of Trustees has announced the launch of its African American Music Heritage Project. READ MORE

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Creative Asbury Park – A Call to Collaboration Planned
By Michelle Gladden, Asbury Park Sun

From finding ways to better engage the city’s youth to empowering the disenfranchised, a new collaborative group is working to establish solutions to keep the city moving forward. READ MORE

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AP Rec & School District Sponsor I Believe In Me
By Michelle Gladden, Asbury Park Sun

The Asbury Park Recreation Commission has joined forces with the School District to sponsor a free mentoring program for female students. READ MORE

Talking Camden: Forum explores ‘creative’ ways to make city better
By Phaedra Trethan, Courier Post

It was a gathering of “the usual suspects, and the not-so-usual suspects,” said Elizabeth Murphy, director of Creative New Jersey. READ MORE

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Atlantic City Business Beat: Let Loose Your Imagination
By Joe Molineaux, Press of Atlantic City

This past week I was immersed in a creative collaboration with community members from our region. The representatives who participated came from all types of diverse backgrounds, occupations, organizations and lifestyles. READ MORE