The Newark Think Tank on Poverty (NTTP) was launched in the Summer of 2014. The NTTP is made up of local community members who have experienced barriers in obtaining sustainable work, safe housing and accessible transportation. Our leaders 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 NTTP are committed to walking with one another on this journey. We also welcome allies from the broader community, including those from all faith communities, to join us in our efforts.
Members attend monthly public general meetings to educate ourselves and plan actions that challenge barriers preventing citizens from living healthy and productive lives. We also have committees working on topics that have been prioritized by our participants. While we are currently focusing on individuals returning from incarceration, those suffering from mental health issues, and those in addiction recovery, we are concerned with all in our community facing unemployment and underemployment.
Monthly Meeting - 2nd Saturday / Month
11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meeting Time
Denison Arts Space, 23 W. Church St. Newark
The Newark Think Tank on Poverty is a project of the Vincentian Ohio Action Network, and is sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society (Columbus Diocese) through the generous support of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).
"The Society (of St. Vincent de Paul) is concerned not only with alleviating need but also with identifying the unjust structures that cause it. It is, therefore, committed to identifying the root causes of poverty and to contributing to their elimination. In all its charitable actions there should be a search for justice; in its struggle for justice, the Society must keep in mind the demands of charity." (Part 1:7.1)