City Councilmember At-Large Carlos M. Gonzalez, Newark Municipal Council, NJ
Lisette Curry, Central Ward Clubhouse Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark
Laurel Dumont, Executive Director, Center for Collaborative Change
Josephine Garcia, Aide to Councilmember Gonzalez, Newark Municipal Council, NJ
Samuel Gonzalez, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark
Margarita Muñiz, Deputy Mayor of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships, Newark, NJ

Team Newark is focused on positive youth development, childhood obesity, and community youth mapping. Specifically, they are working to increase the active involvement of residents with children, youth, and parents/caregivers. The City of Newark has had several successes in policy changes and citizen engagement in the fields of youth development and childhood obesity, however, Team Newark will work to increase the sustainability of these initiatives beyond the term of the current City leadership. The Team hopes to accomplish this through increased civic engagement and community ownership that will create greater stewardship among community members.

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