We are so proud of the exciting work that our Certified Creative Placemakers have been doing since their NJIT graduation in February that we have decided to share details about them with you!
Over the next few weeks, we will put a spotlight on these change makers. We will focus our lens on one of our graduates so that you can have a look at the individual ways their local leadership integrates arts and culture into community, social and economic development planning and implementation activities.
Meet Tamara Contreras!
Tamara is leading organization of her community in Franklin Borough, Sussex County as neighbors begin to undertake the revitalization of their historic downtown. She is also helping to foster community pride through education and celebration of the borough’s rich history and many existing assets. Her efforts are supported by the North Jersey Health Collaborative.
(Be sure to also click on a second video to enjoy more details about Tamara’s work with ‘Forward Franklin’!)