The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, NJ, has been awarded a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant.
AARP New Jersey aims to support the efforts of communities to become a great place for its residents. Their goal with the Community Challenge Grant is to give organizations the opportunity to create a project that will improve and support a community.
NNJCF is grateful to have received the 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant, and will implement the “Women’s Mural Project: Celebrating Black Suffragists and Achievements of Black Women in Englewood.” This project will showcase the stories of Black women in Englewood and highlight their accomplishments.
A professional artist will design a groundbreaking mural on the wall of the Women’s Rights Information Center in Englewood, adding to the aestheticism of the city. Additionally, this project will bring the community together by involving residents to participate in the mural design through workshops that will teach them about the history of Black suffragists.
AARP New Jersey State Director, Stephanie Hunsinger expressed her enthusiasm for NNJCF's project. “We are incredibly excited to support the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation as they work to make immediate improvements in their community to encourage promising ideas and jumpstart long-term change.”