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Project Funding for Newark Organizations to Fill Community Information Gaps through Collaboration

Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair state University

The Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund in Newark is an opportunity for local reporters, media makers, organizations and city residents to apply with collaborative projects to meet information needs identified throughout the city.

With the support of the Victoria Foundation and Nicolson Foundation, $45,000 is available for organizations to address information needs identified by Outlier Media. Local writer and Founding Partner of 3rd Space, Kenneth Miles, is coordinating the Newark Fund and provides coaching to applicants on behalf of the Center for Cooperative Media.

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Kenneth Miles

WBGO Community Engagement Reporter Brit Harley chats with Kenneth Miles about the results of the report and funding opportunities for collaborative projects to fill information gaps identified by Newark residents.

The objective criteria of the grant application are weighted to favor projects that are led by people of color, organizations that directly serve people of color, those that self-identify as having a high financial need, and those that involve organizations and people who are based in or live in Newark.

Miles is making himself available to support anyone who is interested in applying for this opportunity. You can contact Kenneth by emailing him at mrkennethmiles@gmail.com. 

"It’s important for us to find solutions to the information needs so the residents of Newark can get what they need.”  

Click the top of the page to hear the entire conversation.