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.

Paterson Community Sponsors

Paterson Gathering Ground

Passaic County Community College
Al Basha
Paterson Habitat for Humanity
Taskin Bakery


“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)