No matter where we come from, most of us want pretty similar things – to live in a world where everyone has a fair shot at success and receives what they need to thrive. Jennifer Made is a young community organizer who has taken it upon herself to build power and resources for her community in Newark, New Jersey.
Her deep commitment to creating positive change has led Jennifer to found her own non-profit organization, Newark-CAN, to help ensure that her community gets the resources they need. Jennifer’s dedication to service comes from a strong family value of sharing what you have with others. Her work is a testament to the idea that when we work together, we create a brighter future for ourselves and our communities.
This video is part of our series “Women of Color on Front Lines,” made in collaboration with Shelterforce, highlighting the journeys of women working on the front lines of housing justice and community organizing.