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Welcome to Civic Parent. This site is devoted to empowering the civic sector in Jersey City, NJ.  I research, analyze, and write about property taxes, tax abatements, municipal budgets, and public schools budgets.  I also serve on several non-profit boards in Jersey City, volunteer through my parish (St. Aedan’s – the Saint Peter’s University Church), and advocate for improvements to my kids’ school system (Jersey City Public Schools).

Learn

Grow your understanding by following the public money trail. I break down the numbers & use pictures to demystify the complexity.

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Connect

Grow your base of advocacy by connecting with others in the civic sector.

Connect

Act

Harness the power of community by collaborating with others in the civic sector.

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LEARN

Featured Topic: Jersey City Public Schools - Street (Un)Safety

CONNECT

Featured Connections: Immigration Advocacy in Jersey City

Migrante NJ

Migrante New Jersey, formerly known as the Filipino Immigrants & Workers Organizing Project (FIWOP), aims to educate, organize and mobilize Filipino im/migrants and their families to protect and advance our rights.

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St. Peter’s University – Center for Undocumented Students

To support the academic work of undocumented students at the University, to shed intellectual light on the political and economic realities of immigration in our world today and to create a community where undocumented students feel welcome.

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The Migrant Center at St. Francis of Assisi Church

Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of ministering to people who are alienated, displaced, or persecuted, the “pilgrims and strangers” in our midst, The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi welcomes immigrants/migrants of various ethnic backgrounds regardless of political or religious affiliation.

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ACT

Featured Action: Property Tax Appeals Workshop Saves Jersey City Taxpayers $40,000+