• What is Groundwork Elizabeth?
    Founded in England in 1979, the Groundwork program engages the public sector, the private sector and the community in addressing challenges in urban communities. more information

  • What type of projects and programs are being done now?
    Groundwork’s mission is to improve places and in doing so to improve the lives of people within the Elizabeth community and beyond. more information

  • How can I get involved?
    Groundwork welcomes individual group and corporate volunteers and sponsorships. more information
Open streets build Healthy Communities

“Groundwork Elizabeth is actively partnering with Councilman Frank Cuesta, Elizabeth Cano President of the local Lions Club, and Councilman Carlos Torres on the first Elizabethport Ciclovia. Front Street, which affords a wonderful view of the Arthur Kill and Elizabeth Seaport will be closed to allow residents and community members to cycle, walk, rollerblade, skateboard, and enjoy the day free of vehicular traffic. Ciclovias were first created in Latin America. The event will be replicated here in Elizabeth in other parts of the City on a regular basis. For more information call Groundwork’s office at 908-289-0262 or reach out the Mr. Cuesta or Ms. Cano.

Groundwork Elizabeth and Come Grow With Us
chosen to work Kean University's Liberty Hall Farm

The Farm at Liberty Hall has been in use since the early days of Elizabethtown. Originally tilled to provide food for the Governor's residence, today, the farm supplies Ursino restaurant and the Liberty Hall Farmers Market with seasonal grown produce and serves as an educational resource that provides service based learning opportunities for the university, the Center for Sustainability Studies and the surrounding community. Groundwork Elizabeth's Come Grow With Us Community Gardening program and Green Team is now actively partnering with Kean University and the Liberty Hall Museum Foundation on day to day planting, harvesting, and administration of farm duties. The Farm at Liberty Hall will increase access to fresh food that is locally grown in an urban community, foster an understanding of food systems, and promote the benefits of locally grown organic produce and the importance of healthy food choices. For more information, please contact Jackie Park Albaum, the Farm Administrator at jackie@groundworkelizabeth.com.

Groundwork works with community and Together North Jersey to study Safe Routes to Schools in Elizabethport Neighborhood

As part of a Together North Jersey grant, which is looking for sustainable solutions to regional challenges, Groundwork and Brand New Day are working actively with the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, the City, the Schools, and the community at large to develop strategies for Safer Routes to Schools. Children who regularly walk or bike to school perform better scholastically, are more fit and healthier. A Walkability Study is scheduled with members of the community for Wednesday October 17th at the Elizabeth Housing Authority’s Community Center on 2nd Street in the Elizabethport neighborhood. Follow up meetings and strategies will be developed. For more information on Safe Routes to Schools visit the SRTS website at http://www.saferoutesnj.org/ and the Together North Jersey site at http://togethernorthjersey.com/

Come Grow With Us!

Green Team

Tour de Elizabeth