Community is about connecting and sharing.  Organizations and individuals I’ve connected with and want to help spread the word about are below.

Organizing for Action

New Jersey Together

A multi-faith coalition in northern New Jersey that challenges ordinary people to identify problems facing their neighborhoods and city. NJ Together connects individuals and organizations to multiply their power and mobilize people to bring about creative and effective change. I serve on the Strategy Team of Jersey City Together. My parish, St. Aedan's - the St. Peter's University Church, is a member congregation.

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St. Aedan’s – the St. Peter’s University Church

St. Aedan's is a community of faith led by Jesuit priests who bring Ignatian spirituality, social justice / faith works, and Catholic tradition to the heart of Jersey City in McGinley Square. I attend St. Aedan's and help lead the social justice ministry there.

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Blogs, #OpenData, Commitment to Share Information

Our Moon is Full

This is a blog written by West Side resident Amy Wilson. She is a good friend, fellow Jersey City resident, and professional artist whose work is on permanent display at the New York Public Library (just one notable highlight). Our Moon is Full is about living (in Jersey City), with a specific focus on the West Side neighborhood.

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Albert Marrero is a local Jersey City resident and co-founder of Infistrat, which looks to leverage data strategies to build success. We've been teaming on how best to strategize around civic tax tech projects.

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Commitment to Jersey City Kids

Team Wilderness

Team Wilderness is an outdoors summer excursion program for Jersey City’s high school-aged youth. It uses an experiential educational model to teach teamwork, leadership, and character. It was founded by Snyder High School history teacher Steve Cunningham. Team Wilderness is a 501(c)(3) and I serve on the board of trustees.

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Bambino Chef

Bambino Chef is a small business with a huge, civic heart located in downtown Jersey City. Bambino Chef is all about making healthy cooking fun, accessible, and tangible for kids. Chef Rene (the owner/operator) also offers opportunities for kids to give the annual "sandwiches for the homeless" initiative whereby kids help make sandwiches that are then distributed to local shelters and food pantries.

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Safe Streets Advocacy

Bike JC

Bike JC is a citizen-based advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets safe and welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting traffic law enforcement, bicycle lane creation, additional bicycle rack placement, education, and group rides.

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Safe Streets JC

Safe Streets JC advocates for ZERO traffic fatalities in Jersey City

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