Posted on January 25th, 2011 No commentsTuesday, JANUARY 25, 2011, 6:30-10pm
Join us to learn about the past 25 years at HANDS from Patrick Morrissy, Executive Director and Founder, and for the launch of The Legacy Project. In an on-stage interview, Patrick Morrissy will answer questions about his tireless dedication to the work of preserving and revitalizing our neighborhoods—from tenant organizing to rehabbing vacant properties to comprehensive neighborhood planning. There will be time for Q&A from the audience so get your questions ready.
The 1st event features Pat Morrissy, Executive Director of HANDS in Orange, NJ. Hosted by Luna Stage theater, this hour-long interview will be video-recorded and focus on HANDS’ work in Orange and Pat’s lifelong CD experience. Snacks and drinks will be available.
Following the interview, we will head to Hat City Kitchen for food, drinks, and networking. $5 for open bar to those who register, $10 at the door.
Both Luna Stage and Hat City Kitchen were developed by HANDS in Orange, NJ.
Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
New Jersey Community Capital
University of Orange
Housing & Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS)
Young Community Development Professionals Association (YCDPA)
Joseph Wenzel, Attorney at Law
Posted on May 10th, 2010 No comments
The Young Community Development Professionals Association (YCDPA) came out of READS in summer of 2009 because we realized that no group of young professionals in the community and economic development fields in New Jersey existed. We based the group off of the premise that successful community and economic development projects are typically deeply rooted in partnerships. So far, the YCDPA has had two events, one in Metuchen and another in Newark. About 50 members from a variety of organizations have attended the events. Our membership includes over 150 organizations throughout New Jersey. We plan to hold workshops and participate in community service events once the group gets more established. READS hopes that YCDPA will become an independent venture on its own in the future. In such, we are in the process of incorporating YCDPA for 501(c) status. We have a very dedicated steering committee who will turn into our Board of Directors.
Mission: YCDPA connects professionals in the community and economic development fields to increase knowledge, improve skills, and build networks that revitalize and sustain New Jersey’s communities.
The 3rd event of the YCDPA will be next Wednesday, May 19, 6-8pm at the Harvest Moon in New Brunswick, NJ. See the link below for more information and to RSVP. All are welcome!!
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