Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to Creative New Jersey’s Blog!  Here’s where we share our insights, news, and the ideas that we want to share with you. Many of these posts have also appeared in our regular guest spot on The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Blog.  A number of our collaborators and participants will appear in these pages, as well, and we are grateful for the insights, wisdom and resources they share with us!

Creative New Jersey’s Year-In-Review

Hello Creative Communities and friends! It’s that time of the year again — to look back on all that’s been happening in our Creative Communities during 2017! If you haven’t had the time to check out our newsletters and blogs, take this opportunity to catch up on...

Beautiful Questions

In an age of declarations, assumptions, and sound bites it’s refreshing to come across a book like Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas where curiosity reigns and questions are the goal, not answers. Berger’s...

Creative Camden: Putting Ideas into Action

Originally posted on the Geraldine R. Dodge Blog. Consider the words of Wesly Taveras, a student at Camden’s Creative Arts High: .“I’ve learned here that I don’t have to wait to be old to make a difference.” Wesly shared this sentiment during Creative Camden Call to...

LNJ Part X: New Beginnings

December 2015 - Commencement This blog is the final entry in a ten-part series capturing my experiences as part of the 2015 Lead NJ Class, which follows the monthly two-day seminars our class participates in over the course of one year.  For the last several weeks...