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Coalition Receives Fifth Arts Grant!

For the fifth year in a row, the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s Integration Through the Arts Initiative has been awarded a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts that is administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural  and […]

Martin Luther King Holiday Celebrations and Reaffirmations

As we enter a new year and a new decade, what better way to celebrate than to acknowledge the man who so eloquently and vividly articulated “the Dream” for this county and this community – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Coalition celebrated and reaffirmed out commitment at our 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

Letter from Chip Madsen upon Becoming Chair of the Coalition

When my wife and I first looked at Maplewood over 20 years ago, our realtor told us not to buy in certain sections of the town because “…the resale value wasn’t strong.”  We were too naïve to recognize these as code words for sections of town that were primarily minority populated.  When we did buy […]

Schools Committee Presents Letter on Racial Make-Up of New Teacher Hires to Board of Education

At the Board of Education Meeting on Monday, November 16, 2009 Schools Committee Co-Chair Carol Barry-Austin and Schools Committee member Nancy Solomon presented the following letter: The Schools Committee of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race has had the pleasure of participating in the School District of South Orange & Maplewood’s New Teacher Orientation […]

The Coalition was at Maplewood’s Green Day!

What does the Coalition have to do with Environmental Action? The Community Coalition was on hand with an information table at the third annual Green Day Fair at Memorial Park on Saturday, October 10th, 2009.  The fair had live music, how-to workshops, organic food, green businesses, interactive children’s activities, and representatives from community organizations that […]