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Biking Catches on in Elizabeth

– As Supervisor of Physical Education, Health and Safety in the City of Elizabeth Public School District, I understand the 150-minutes-per-week physical education requirement in New Jersey is not enough to prevent modern lifestyle diseases like metabolic syndrome and build strong…

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Building Elizabeth’s Next Generation of Leaders

– Shaping Elizabeth (SE) held its Passport to Health Celebration in November 2019. This culminating event celebrated community members’ journeys in taking greater control over their health throughout 2019.  Throughout the year, quarterly community events featured health screenings and an overview…

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My Eyes Have Been Opened

– My name is Viviana and I have lived in Elizabeth for my whole life. One day I got a call that I was accepted to the Next Generation Community Leaders program here in the city. I had no idea that…

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Improving Transportation Access and Mobility for Plainfield Residents

– Transportation is essential to activities such as accessing medical care, doing basic shopping, obtaining an education, getting to work and socializing. Transportation options heavily rely on the opportunities provided by an interconnected system intended to mobilize people from one place…

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Everyone Needs Access to Healthy Food

– My name is Marcella Tosetti and as part of the Next Generation Community Leaders program of 2019 through NJHI and Groundwork Elizabeth, we helped residents of our local community learn about and sign up for the SNAP program in New…

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