Chuck’s Story

by Jonathan and Meira When Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, it washed away or flooded many homes. Flooded, too, were the minds of survivors as the process of rebuilding caused enormous strain. Given this, it is hard to believe that there are many survivors like Chuck Griffin. Chuck, a resident of Little Egg and a Read More »

Alison’s Story

by Mikaela and Sean Having moved around quite a bit in her adult years, Alison was used to large storms and the impacts they had on her communities. Hurricanes such as Irene and Sandy and the derecho in 2012 wreaked havoc, leaving the state of both her home and surroundings each with more problems than Read More »

NJRP 5 Year Anniversary Leadership Retreat

We are gathering to reflect on our last five years and imagine the change we will create in the next five.  We will be equipped and inspired to stand up and speak out for the future our communities deserve. We will celebrate our victories, the leadership that has gotten us this far, dig into our Read More »

Meet the Sackler’s by Priscilla Robinson

Since 1999 we’ve lost more than 700,000 Americans to fatal overdose from opioids (1). But how did we get here? Ever heard of Richard, Jonathan, Kathe or Ilene Sackler? They are the family behind Perdue Pharmaceuticals. Still not ringing a bell? How about this: Purdue Pharma is the maker of the highly addictive opioid pain Read More »

Our Stories: Jody Stewart 

After Superstorm Sandy I found myself angry at everything. I didn’t know who to direct my anger or even how to do. I heard about the New Jersey Resource Project and the changes they were making. Being part of  a power organization such as the New Jersey Resource Project has given me a sense of Read More »

Our Stories: Lisa Cubeiro

I’m college educated, and had a really good job making $65k a year. I worked seven days a week, and was the primary breadwinner for the first seven years of my marriage. We planned to have children. One day, on the job, I slipped on gravel over a metal plate in the street, which broke Read More »

Our Stories: Layla Polk

I’m a mother of two, and a student at Stockton. I was doing well until a year ago when I lost my job while pregnant, then lost my apartment. Things went downhill from there. I didn’t have a car, or money for a car. I signed up for TANF, which was temporary. I was trying Read More »

Our Stories: Joe Karcz

Our Stories: Joe Karcz In 2002, I got divorced, bought a little bungalow, and renovated it—everything down to the studs—while I was in between knee surgeries. I completed all the rooms except for the bathroom, and then Superstorm Sandy hit. My home was severely damaged. I never thought it would take over 65 months to Read More »

In the Press: Rising Seas

COALITION OF GROUPS BUILDS CONSENSUS ON OFFSHORE WIND IN NEW JERSEY, Energy Foundation, 12/3/2019  “Coalition of Diverse Leaders Applauds Governor Murphy’s Bold Offshore Wind Announcement” New Jersey League of Conservation Workers, 11/19/19 The Fate of My Grandmother’s Home: Facing Sea Level Rise in New Jersey AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR, Guest Commentary UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, 6/20/18 “I Read More »