New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders to build healthier communities
2017
Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Active
Preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders to build healthier communities
Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc.
2017
Active
Grant Award Amount
$200,000

Tri-County Community Action Agency (d/b/a Gateway Community Action Partnership) will lead this three-year project, in which a total of 30 youth from Bridgeton, ages 14-21, will receive guidance from trained community-based coaches, to better understand topics around population health, develop leadership skills, and implement self-designed projects to make their communities healthier. By the end of this project, the youth participants will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work with municipal governments, cross-sector coalitions focused on health, school boards, and other organizations to build healthier and more vibrant communities. The youth will also participate in a statewide alumni network to stay connected to their peers as they continue on their leadership paths and move into the next phases of their lives. To advance this work in Bridgeton, Gateway will partner with the Mayor and City Council, Head Start, Family Success Center, the school district and other community service providers to ensure Bridgeton’s youth are prepared to be the next leaders by making their community the healthiest possible. These Bridgeton youth represent one of 10 New Jersey communities the NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders initiative.

Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Albert Kelly
President & CEO
(856) 451-6330
Counties Served

Follow the latest news coverage regarding NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders:
NJ Spotlight. (2017, July 12).
SNJ Today. (2017, July 12).
Press of Atlantic City. (2017, July 12).

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