Groundwork Elizabeth Announces Public Workshop

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ELIZABETH — Groundwork Elizabeth and Brand New Day, Inc. are holding a community-oriented kick-off event on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna Street, Elizabeth, from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of their joint effort to assist the community in planning for future sustainable development. An interactive survey, entertainment by Eport rapper “Little Man,” food, child-friendly activities, and Spanish language interpretation services are being provided at no cost to participants.

To register to attend the meeting, contact Jonathan Phillips, executive director of Groundwork Elizabeth  at  908-289-0262 or elizabethnj@groundworkusa.org, or  Glenn K. Arnold, CEO of Brand New Day, Inc. at 908-282-0781 x 103 or Glenn.a@bndcdc.org  by Sept. 11.

The two organizations have jointly been awarded a grant from Together North Jersey for the NGO(Non-Governmental Organizations) Micro-Grant Program. This grant will assist in engaging the communities of Elizabethport and Mid-town in regional planning for future sustainable development focusing on neighborhood revitalization, active transportation/active living, open space, and capacity
building — all meant to foster a better quality of life. Eport and Midtown neighborhoods include but are not limited to: low-income; minority; persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP); persons with disabilities; underprivileged youth; and seniors.

The NGO Micro-Grant Program is a project of Together North Jersey. Together North Jersey membership is open to any public jurisdiction, agency or authority; non-governmental organization; neighborhood association; community and faith-based organization; private business or company; or educational institution located in the region or serving the region. Funding support for Together North Jersey is provided through a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development received by The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in January 2012.
Members from Rutgers University will be on hand to present with Groundwork Elizabeth and Brand New Day.

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