The East Trenton Collaborative will be hosting their Spring kick-off neighborhood block party on April 27th from noon to 3pm on East Trenton Avenue.
This free event will feature music, food, games, and resources to residents of Trenton and the East Trenton Neighborhood.
About the East Trenton Collaborative:
The East Trenton Collaborative, operated by New Jersey Community Capital, is a community organizing and development initiative in the East Trenton neighborhood of Trenton’s North Ward. By facilitating conversations and action on community priorities, we engage partners, support businesses, and build the power of residents to make East Trenton a great place to live, work, and play.
The East Trenton Collaborative is comprised of organizations including UrbanPromise Trenton, Isles Inc., LALDEF, AYA Realty Professionals,
Play Soccer Nonprofit International, and more.
Organizational History: The East Trenton Collaborative (ETC) has existed, in different forms, since 2008. An economic development organization called CityWorks launched and managed the initiative until 2014, when CityWorks had to close its doors. In 2015, New Jersey Community Capital, a statewide community development financial institution, stepped in to manage ETC. In 2018, ETC shifted its strategy and mission statement to prioritize deeper, community-driven change through community organizing.
What They Do
- Connect neighbors
- Build residents’ power
- Improve homes, businesses, and places in the community
The East Trenton Vision Plan currently guides their work. In 2019, they are engaging residents to develop a new plan. Like their page on Facebook to stay up to date.
For more information visit http://www.east-trenton.org/the-collaborative.html .