Featured Mini-grantee – Safe Streets JC

2019-02-28T15:21:13-05:00February 28th, 2019|

Safe Streets JC is one of Jersey City's most active and effective City-wide advocacy organizations. They have been vocal participants in local governance, with a clear policy agenda and an inclusive strategy that brings together lawmakers, local government administrators, and other local advocacy groups with the mission of improving safety for everyone. The Partnership was proud to award them one of the 2018 mini-grants, and asked them to answer the same five questions as the rest of our mini-grantees. Below are their answers: What does building a Culture of Health in Jersey City mean to you? Safe Streets JC is very focused on promoting a Culture of Health in Jersey City. For us, this means the City committing through priorities and actions to the concept that personal safety is a [...]

Featured Mini-Grantee — Alzheimer’s NJ

2019-02-06T10:23:21-05:00February 6th, 2019|

Alzheimer's NJ is a statewide advocacy group focused on supporting patients, caregivers, and family members of those touched by Alzheimer's disease. As life expectancy increases, and the Baby Boomer generation advances into their golden years, the number of people impacted by Alzheimer's has been on the rise. Jersey City has a robust senior population and Alzheimer's NJ regularly conducts outreach in our communities to assist those who are affected by the disease. The Partnership awarded Alzheimer's NJ one of the 2018 mini-grants, and asked them to answer the same five questions as all out 2018 mini-grantees. Here are their answers: What does building a culture of health mean to you? Building a culture of health means helping New Jersey families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including families from [...]

Featured Mini-Grantee: Farms in the Heights

2019-02-04T11:47:51-05:00February 4th, 2019|

A major component of health is food, and that's why several of our 2018 mini-grantees involve urban farms and gardeners. Farms in the Heights (FITH) is a well-established group that is dedicated to making sure everyone has access to fresh, locally-sourced food. Their commitment to this important mission is one of  the reasons the Partnership chose to award FITH with a 2018 mini-grant. They were asked the same five question as all the other 2018 mini-grantees, and their answers can be found here: What does building a culture of health mean to you? FITH’s culture of health building takes place primarily at the Riverview Farmers Market (RFM) in Jersey City Heights. For Farms in the Heights (FITH), a culture of health is one in which everyone understands what healthy living [...]

Featured Mini-Grantee: WomenRising

2019-02-04T11:25:39-05:00February 4th, 2019|

WomenRising is Hudson County's premier facility for assisting women in need. They have been operating in Jersey City for more than a century, and have a proud history of working with women and their families to provide safety, security, and self-sufficiency. The Partnership for a Healthier JC was proud  to award one of its 2018 mini-grants to WomenRising, and we asked them how they're using the funding. Here are their answers to the same five questions we asked of all the 2018 mini-grantees:   What does building a culture of health mean to you? For over 110 years, WomenRising has been building a culture of health by assisting women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives. WomenRising offers a variety of programs and services under [...]