Our Creative Communities

We work in communities throughout the state – from single municipalities, to counties to multiple-county regions – where there is urgency to find creative and innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Our process for convening people is unique in the state of New Jersey:

  • Where individuals from all facets of community life are assembled to work together;
  • Where all participants take an active role in creating the meeting’s agenda together, and subsequently self-organizing to lead group discussions;
  • Where the meeting format insists upon individuals contributing advancing solutions; and
  • Where the leadership of every participant who is passionate about the issue at hand and wants to take action is unleashed.
Learn more about…
  • Our Creative Communities – you can browse to see who was involved, host team members, the central question, and local sponsors from the list below.
  • Topics, Creative Ideas & Initiatives – the complete notes for each community are available for download.
  • Our Annual Statewide Summit – which all of our Creative Communities and statewide partners are invited to attend in order to share ideas, best practices and experiences.


Creative New Jersey’s Communities

Creative Asbury Park

Creative Atlantic City

Creative Camden

Creative Elizabeth

Creative Hammonton

Creative Highlands

Creative MoCo

Creative Monmouth County

Creative Morristown

Creative Newark – upcoming

Creative NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD)

Creative Orange

Creative Rahway

Creative Skylands

Creative Trenton