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Strong Towns is an international movement that’s dedicated to making communities across the United States and Canada financially strong and resilient.
Perth Amboy Civic Trust
Civic Trustees are a new force for strengthening our cities’ ability to tackle tough issues. They are committed to identifying evidence-based solutions to their city’s problems, and working together to implement them with a “no-blame” approach. They make a pledge to serve their city, with their fellow Trustees, by working together to make their city stronger than it is today. I serve on the education committee for K-12 and Higher Education
New Brunswick Tomorrow 0 – 21 Task Force
The task force iden. ifies, analyzes and develops solutions to some of the most complex issues facing the city’s youth. When appropriate, NBT seeks and leverages financial support to invest in solutions that have been vetted through its process that includes the community, the task force and the NBT Board of Directors.
Together North Jersey Task Force
A competitive North Jersey is a place where residents have the education, training, skills, and transportation needed to find (and get to) well-paying jobs. It’s home to a variety of growing industries, especially high-tech and cutting-edge fields, that offer a range of opportunities accessible to all residents. It supports innovation, collaboration, partnership and entrepreneurship in a flourishing 21st century economy.
Create a system of public education that prepares all students for the 21st
New Jersey STEM Pathways Network
Part of the Workforce Development priority group. Strengthen academic career readiness for K-12 students; exposes students to the many educational pathways, experiences, and professionals that can prepare them for STEM degree programs and careers in New Jersey.
The Sustainability and Livelihood Research Organization (SULIVER)
Non-proﬁt research organization that conducts independent, high quality applied research on sustainability and livelihood issues in the Global South. Suliver provides a strong support system for early career researchers through providing capacity building opportunities for education, research, institutional support and senior mentorship.
The Innovation New Jersey Coalition is a diverse coalition of leading businesses, trade associations and higher education institutions established to strengthen and enhance the culture of innovation in New Jersey.
UNESCO-UNEVOC – United Nations
International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN)
State-wide Geography Information Systems network
Advance Career and Technical Education
Advance CTE is an advocate for policies and legislation that enhance and sustain high-quality CTE programs throughout the nation. To that end, Advance CTE represents the CTE interests of its members in the nation’s capital by actively monitoring federal legislative developments and maintaining a focus on the latest research, news and issues influencing the dialogue on CTE and education policy.
NJ Department of Education Office of Career Readiness
provides leadership to advance innovative and performance-driven educational opportunities that promote equity and excellence for all students to become productive members in a global society. The office is responsible for the statewide implementation of secondary and post secondary career and technical education (CTE) programs. https://www.nj.gov/education/cte/
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
Promotes plan and quality for New Jersey Higher Education Institutions. https://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/stateplan.shtml
BlackSpace is a collective of Black residents, change-makers, systems thinkers, learners, and lovers. By bridging the gaps between policy, people, and place, our platform allows for the greater understanding, access, and cooperation needed to address inequality and injustice. We are moving away from perfunctory forms of engagement and instead towards planning that recognizes, affirms, and amplifies Black agency. https://www.blackspace.org/
The New Jersey State League of Municipalities
Voluntary association created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information resources and brain power. It is authorized by State Statute, and since 1915 has been serving local officials throughout the Garden State. All 565 municipalities are members of the League. Over 560 mayors and 13,000 elected and appointed officials of member municipalities are entitled to all of the services and privileges of the League. https://www.njlm.org/
New Jersey Urban Mayors’ Association
Provides support for the New Jersey Urban Mayors’ Association (NJUMA) on a wide range of issues, including providing critical insights and essential analysis of policies, issues and opportunities facing New Jersey’s cities and urban municipalities. https://www.tesu.edu/watson/institute/urban-mayors-association
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