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Building Healthy Communities from the Ground Up

– The Passaic County Food Policy Council is working to build a Culture of Health through multiple goals and strategies, one of which is improving Community Safety.  The goal of the Community Safety focus area in our Blueprint for Action is to…

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Building a Stronger Community in Paterson

– Community engagement is one of the hallmarks of our community safety initiatives, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). It is led by residents and spearheaded by Paterson’s 4th Ward Councilwoman, Ruby Cotton. In collaboration with Paterson Habitat for Humanity and…

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Everybody Counts

– The Passaic County Food Policy Council is excited to work with partners from across the county to ensure that hard-to-count populations are represented in the 2020 Census. New Jersey receives more than $17.5 billion dollars annually from the federal government…

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Commemorating Dr. King in Paterson

– In Paterson, NJ, more than 200 area residents, local officials, and local non-profit and community leaders met to commemorate the opening of the new Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Park in August. Coinciding with the 56th anniversary of Dr….

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Youth Help Fight Hunger

– The Passaic County Food Policy Council was pleased to invite New Jersey Community Development Corporation’s (NJCDC) Youth CARES to present their summer project to fight hunger in Paterson. These youth leaders chose to work on addressing hunger as part of…

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Gardening Our Way to Change

– During the summer of 2019,  Paterson YouthCares worked to improve ourselves and our community by learning more about the impact of food insecurity. We aimed to increase food security through our community-focused summer project. We enhanced and revitalized: Deacon Davis’…

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Residents Lead the Way

– As we build a Culture of Health in Paterson we know that improving community safety is key to improving health outcomes.  It is one of key focus areas in our Building a Culture of Health: Blueprint for Action which is…

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It’s All about Food Security

– Paterson YouthCares has spent the past few months talking about food insecurity and ways that we can help our community eat healthier and get greater access to food resources. The first half of our project is centered around community gardens,…

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Building a Culture of Health in Passaic County

– This spring, our coalition hosted a Building a Culture of Health Blueprint for Action Breakfast forum to communicate our implementation progress to a broad audience, celebrate successes of community partners, and invite community stakeholders to participate in completing blueprint strategies…

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Paterson Youth Cares Reflections

– Together with our coaches, I asked the Paterson YouthCares team members to share what they have enjoyed the most, or something that stood out so far, about being a Next Generation Community Leader. Here is what they said. Paterson YouthCares…

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