The Sights and Sounds of Collaboration in Newark

What happens when over 300 people take part in more than 50 different conversations about how to improve life in their communities? That’s what happened last week in Newark, when Creative New Jersey convened its largest-ever Call to Collaboration.

CivicStory has blogged before about how Creative NJ’s collaborative process works, and we have covered a number of their earlier collaborations. This time we want to share with you the sights and sounds of this very original framework for community problem-solving. Step through the process with the following gallery of pictures, and listen to our podcast to hear more about it.

On the second day of the Call to Collaboration, the groups are asked to consider what action to take to resolve their questions. The outcome of this deliberative process is meant to give all participants the momentum to transform their communities for the better. For more details, see

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