Materials Management and Manufacturing in Newark (2014)

The Spring 2014 community development studio explored Newark’s manufacturing waste stream and potential opportunities for reusing durable manufacturing discards and shipping materials to generate new jobs. The City of Newark wants to support its manufacturing sector in becoming more resource efficient and create jobs while diverting waste from landfills. Along with arts and culture, materials […]

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Impact of Paterson’s Environment on Children (2014)

The Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement, in a study funded by the Taub Foundation, strove to understand non-school barriers to children doing well in Paterson, New Jersey. The questions asked in this report, “Impact of Paterson’s Environment on Children,” were (1) what environmental, socio-economic, and contextual stressors affect children?, (2) how do organization […]

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Federally Assisted Housing in Greater Newark (2013)

Kelly Timmes prepared a guide to federally assisted housing in the Greater Newark area in partnership with the Greater Newark Federally Assisted Housing Coalition.  The guide includes property-level information organized in “Building Sheets” and a brief statistical overview of these properties. Kelly, a senior majoring in sociology at Princeton University, received support from Princeton University’s Community-Based […]

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Manufacturing Byproduct and Shipping Material Reuse: Newark (2013)

In partnership with the City of Newark’s Office of Sustainability, the Fall 2013 Community Development Studio began a yearlong exploration of Newark’s industrial waste stream. The studio’s research supports the City’s development of a strategy for the productive reuse of manufacturing discards, including durable byproducts and shipping materials. This materials reuse strategy has the primary […]

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Farm-to-Freezer (2013)

The 2013 Voorhees Fellows worked with Elijah’s Promise to prepare a farm-to-freezer guide. Elijah’s Promise asked the Fellows to create a guide to illustrate how and why Elijah’s Promise processes and freezes fresh food. EP freezes fresh food to save money by extending the shelf life of lower cost and sometimes free summer produce, control food […]

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Community Food Hub II (2012)

The Fall 2012 Rutgers Bloustein Community Development Studio worked with Elijah’s Promise, the New Brunswick Food Alliance, and New Jersey Community Capital to think about how they might build on New Jersey’s existing farming and community development infrastructure to create a community food hub. To do this, the team 1) explored how community food hubs […]

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Community Food Hub I (2012)

The Rutgers Bloustein Spring 2012 Community Development Studio worked with Elijah’s Promise, the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center, and New Jersey Community Capital to explore the potential to create a community food hub in New Brunswick.  Food hubs help small and medium-sized farmers reach wholesale and/or retail customers and increases access to locally grown fresh […]

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Rutgers Food Innovation Center (2012)

The Spring 2012 Rutgers Bloustein School Community Development Studio conducted a study of the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center (FIC) in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The FIC is a full service food incubator, the only food-related business incubator in the state. It provides core food-processing business services including business development, market testing, product development, networking services, […]

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Urban Agriculture Field Trips (2012)

Elijah’s Promise and the Ralph W. Voorhees Center partnered to enhance community food security and food-related community economic development. With a Rutgers University Community University Research Partnership grant, teams of students, faculty, community residents, city staff, and many others visited urban agriculture and community food economy projects in action to inform urban agriculture and food […]

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