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New Jersey Together is a growing broad-based, multi-faith coalition in New Jersey. We challenge ordinary people in our state to identify problems facing their neighborhoods and city, connect individuals and organizations to multiply their power, and mobilize people to bring about creative and effective change.


Since the launch of our first chapter in Jersey City in 2016, New Jersey Together has added two more local chapters, Morris Area Together, and Essex Together. Collectively our work has resulted in or leveraged more than $1 billion in investments in housing, schools, neighborhoods, and more in the places where we work in New Jersey.

New Jersey Together is a 501c3 non-profit affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation's first and largest network of multi-faith community organizations. The IAF partners with religious congregations and civic organizations at the local level to build broad-based organizing projects; we have seven decades of experience winning tough campaigns for change including passing the nation's first living wage law in Baltimore, securing more than $1 billion of Chromium cleanup in Jersey City, and building 6,000 affordable, owner-occupied Nehemiah homes across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

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Board of Trustees


Rev. Katrina Forman, Union Congregational Church (Montclair)

Rev. Galindo (Glen) King, New Life Recovery and Reentry (Morristown)

Rev. Dr. Alonzo Perry Sr., New Hope Missionary Baptist (Jersey City)

Rev. Dr. Joshua Rodriguez, The Cityline Church (Jersey City)

Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, Bnai Keshet (Montclair)

Vernon Verhoef, Presbyterian Church (Morristown)

Michael Stanley, Lead Organizer for New Jersey Together

Michael has been organizing professionally for almost 19 years with the Industrial Areas Foundation. To contact him, email

Boris Franklin, Lead Organizer for Jersey City Together & Statewide Work on Criminal Justice

Boris began organizing with New Jersey Together in 2019. In addition to his work as an organizer, Boris is a published poet and playwright. You can reach him at

Al-Tariq Witcher, Associate Organizer

Al-Tariq began organizing with New Jersey Together in 2020. He has a long history of organizing on behalf of incarcerated persons and their families. You can reach him at

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