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Walking in Elizabeth Spring Break


In March students from nearby colleges took part in Alternative Spring Break an event at Future City Inc. where college students use their spring break to work on projects that give back to the community. These students worked on the Walking in Elizabeth project doing an assessment of the Walkability in an Elizabeth neighborhood. Participants were from multiple colleges including Rutgers, NJIT and Union County College and it took place on the week of March 10th.

Students spent the week learning doing a community assessment of the Walkability of the Catherine and William street neighborhood in Elizabeth. Students spent the time focused on different topics including Litter, Complete Streets, Storm Drains and Lighting in the area. During the week the students also gave back to the community by doing a clean-up of the nearby Red Robinson Park (pictured). At the end the students presented their results to city officials including city council members and the Mayor of the city. The presentation focused on our walkability results and suggestions that could be made to improve the neighborhood.

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Future City Inc

Future City Inc.'s mission is to foster sustainable development by educating and assisting emerging racial and ethnic communities in policy formation, which will result in meaningful and measurable participation in environmental and community development.