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Atlantic City Bets on Diversity

Atlantic City is in transition, having seen four casinos close in 2014.  In Stockton University's Noyes Arts Garage at Fairmount Ave. and Mississippi, 130 citizens from various fields offer ideas on diversifying the city's businesses and image.  The two-day open dialogue is called Creative Atlantic City.  "It's giving the city a chance to reinvent itself," says Atlantic City Police Chief Henry White. 

Game Changer: Newark Students Reclaim Civic Voice: Isn't "giving back" what you do after you have a career? No, says Seton Hall graduate Monica Hall. "As citizens of any town, any city, it's your responsibility to build your community and to give back to others."  Monica is one of 6 student leaders speaking at the January 9 launch of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative, a broad-based 10-year campaign to redefine Newark through higher education attainment.

Newark "Collaborative" Signals Shift Toward Achievement: 

Michael Hobbs, Jr., a student at Centenary College who grew up in Newark, speaks at the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) launch at Rutgers University-Newark.  The NCLC's aim is to increase the percentage of Newark residents with higher education degrees from 17% to 25% by 2025. Read "Newark Has a Dream" a related blogpost by NJ Arts News intern Kei-Sygh Thomas.


"Newark has a Dream"

by Kei-Sygh Thomas

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Nearly 250 students and representatives of Newark nonprofit groups, businesses, and government and educational organizations gathered to hear about projects designed to help Newark students make the transition ...  



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