The Newark Think Tank on Poverty (NTTP) was founded in 2014. It is made up of local community members in Newark and Licking County, Ohio who have experienced barriers in obtaining sustainable work, safe housing and accessible transportation.

We deeply care for our community and believe all should be treated fairly and have the ability to live with dignity. We are building a movement to fight for justice on critical issues that have impacted our lives.

Members of the Newark Think Tank on Poverty are committed to walking with one another on this journey. We also welcome allies from the broader community to join us in our efforts.

Watch our documentary "Up River" to learn more information about our organization and leaders, sign up here on our site for more information, and attend an upcoming meeting, or to begin following us on social media.

For more information, you can also reach us at newarkthinktankonpoverty@gmail.com or call us at 614-512-7106.


  • Upcoming events

    Strong Voices Rising Meeting
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    "Judge Jennifer Brunner, Ohio appeals court judge and former Ohio Secretary of State, has graciously agreed to speak to SVR about the state of elections in Ohio. She's going to address three questions:

    1. What are the ways in which people can be disenfranchised in Ohio, and what can we do to protect voting rights on a local and state level?

    2. How can we address gerrymandering on a state level?

    3. What can we do on a local level to protect the integrity of elections?

    We will combine Judge Brunner's talk with our next big SVR meeting. The first hour will be devoted to the talk, and during the second hour, we will break out into our SVR issues groups."

    Third Thursday Films: “Living Broke in Boom Time”
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    "Synopsis: The nineties were great, but not for everyone. Anti-poverty activists reflect on the lessons they learned as they struggled to find housing in cities suffering from foreclosures and gentrification.

    Third Thursday Films are shown at 7pm at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave, Newark, OH. Each film will be followed by a discussion. Film series sponsored by: The Licking - Knox - Muskingum Labor Council, AFL-CIO; The Glass, Molders, and Plastics Workers Union, Local 244; and The Student Philanthropy Project of The Ohio State University at Newark."

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