Invite us to speak to your group about how people like you are making significant changes within their communities every day. We can teach one or more of our classes, or speak about any of our best practices. Contact Renee at (732) 548-9798 x9, Renee@TheCitizensCampaign.org set it up.
Get a list of events focusing on Sandy Recovery across the state.
The Citizens Campaign invites you to join us for a powerful discussion about the environmental issues that impact our cities most. Hear from leading experts who are working on the front lines to address environmental issues and implement solutions. Participate in an interactive discussion focused on how the media, particularly local reporters & citizens journalists can cover these issues.
Registration & Refreshments at 5:30; Program will begin at 6pm.
Ana Baptista, Director of Environmental & Planning Programs at Ironbound Community Corp (Newark, NJ)
Randall Solomon, Co-Director at Sustainable Jersey
Dr. Nicky Sheats, Director of the Center for the Urban Environment at Thomas Edison State College
Andy Kricun, Executive Director of the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority
Robert Spiegel, Executive Director of the Edison Wetlands Association
Trenton has over a dozen appointed boards and commissions, many with vacancies, just waiting for you to apply. These boards have direct access to funding or decision-makers on specific issues within the City. For example, the Trenton Planning Board determines what a neighborhood will look like – whether it will be filled with homes or stores, etc. We’ll talk about what these boards do, and how to increase your chances of being appointed.
*Please note the change in location & date, as of 2/22/14.
So you know there is a Republican and Democratic party. But do you know what it is that they do? This week we’ll touch upon the powers of these two parties and how you can become part of the decision-making process on what candidates get the party support & funding, and what side of the issues they party will stand on.
*Please note the change in location & date, as of 2/22/14.
Join us for our monthly Civic Engagement Happy Hour where stakeholders from around Trenton come together to share efforts happening across the City.
Each month we spend an hour and half celebrating the good, sharing progress on initiatives and making connections. We step out of our own silos and hear from others who are doing work that might enhance what we are doing. And if we can help facilitate this process, we will.
Join us for the next one at Trenton Social at 6pm (food & sangria will be out at 5:30pm).
Visit ImpactTrenton.org for more information about our work in Trenton.
Note that space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please register below or email Angeline@TheCitizensCampaign.org.
Join your fellow Cumberland County residents and keynote speaker, Rowena Madden, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Volunteerism, to learn how you can be part of positive change in Cumberland County.
You can get results on issues you care about. Learn how you can:
- Bring your concerns to the table
- Help make your community better
- Improve services for children
- Have a say on the decisions effecting your life
Join us on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00 pm for the Cumberland County Call to Service to Get Started and become a part of the solution — bring your voice to the table!
Do you love your neighborhood? Care about what happens in your community? Interested in being a part of making a difference in your own backyard?
Let’s Meet-Up, get to know others who want to build strong, vibrant communities! You’ll meet folks who are citizen journalists, professional reporters, editors, PR reps, bloggers, podcasters & more – learn how YOU can get more involved in YOUR COMMUNITY!
Guest speakers and peers will offer their wit and wisdom on local issues and public policies that affect you and your community. Whatever level your interest is at – curious and want to find out how to get started, running a full-fledged day to day operation or somewhere in the middle. We will work together and harness the power of the internet as well as the written word. You will join a statewide network of individuals who are actively learning, collaborating and participating in their communities!
Discussion topics will range from inspiration and motivation to best practices and common challenges. You will learn more about your community’s various public policy issues and how you can access the training and tools you need to have an impact on what happens. These Meet-Ups will empower you to build a stronger, more vibrant community – let’s meet-up!
Each month The Citizens Campaign brings together citizen leaders to discuss the City of Perth Amboy’s most pressing issues and to find pragmatic, doable solutions.
Over the course of the past few months, several groups of citizen leaders have been meeting at our “Bay City Conversations” to discuss issues ranging from our youth to the environment, to economic development and the arts. One group, made up of school professionals, concerned parents, and leaders of organizations that work with challenged youth, has focused on best practices for creating a Student Code of Conduct and engaging parents in its development.
We are now bringing the state's leading experts on these issues for a city-wide conference on Saturday, March 29, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA in Perth Amboy. Reserve your seat now.
Richard Kaplan, former assistant commissioner of the State Department of Education and currently Superintendent of New Brunswick Public Schools
Ross Danis, President and CEO, Newark Trust for Education
Harry Pozycki, Chairman, The Citizens Campaign
This event is free and open to the public, coffee and bagels will be provided.
We've gone through the 4 Paths to Power, learned about the different opportunities available to get involved in the decision making process within Trenton. Now we're going to take what we learned and apply it on a specific issue within your neighborhood.
Let's get into the weeds!
Join us for our annual celebration of citizen leadership on Monday, April 28 at The Palace at Somerset Park at 6:30pm.
Keynote Remarks, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop
Steven J. Pozycki, CEO of SJP Properties, Dinner Chairman
Honoring New Jersey's civic and corporate leaders Caren Franzini, Rosalin Petrucci and Anne Evans Estabrook.
Showcasing the citizen problem-solvers nominated & chosen by you!
The Citizens Campaign is a proud co-sponsor of the Open Data NJ Summit hosted by The NJ News Commons and Hack Jersey on May 15, 2014 at Montclair State University. The summit will bring together journalists, watchdogs, citizens activists and government officials to work on making data about the state universally accessible. REGISTER HERE.