coordinates the growing arts district in the Valley neighborhood of Orange and West Orange, New Jersey by providing programming, events and marketing that support artists, youth, arts organizations and businesses and bring cultural, recreational and educational opportunities to diverse residents and stakeholders.
University of Orange
empowers the people of Orange to teach and learn from each other how to make Orange THE urban village of the 21st Century, a just and beautiful city. Through classes, workshops, trips to exemplary urban venues, community activities, film series and an annual Placemaking conference, University of Orange increases understanding, identifies issues and advocates for improvements and develops leadership to move Orange forward.
is dedicated to the artistic achievement of youth, adults and senior citizens with disabilities. Through professional classes in the visual arts and exhibitions in their gallery and throughout New Jersey, they unleash the artistic expression of persons living with developmental disabilities, mental illness and physical challenges.
creates theater that entertains while provoking thought and encouraging dialogue. They provide opportunities for creating works of theater with a diverse group of community members and professionals of all ages.
Hat City Kitchen
is an edgy social enterprise restaurant/bar with Southern and American comfort food and a variety of blues, jazz and rock music four days a week. All profits are used to grow the Valley Arts District. Opening in 2010, HCK is an neighborhood anchor institution for community gathering and creativity.
empowers entrepreneurs to start and grow strong businesses. They provide business training, small loans, and access to markets for low-income business owners in urban New Jersey.
Rising Tide Capital
offers programs to low-income entrepreneuers and traditionally marginalized populations to grow successful businesses. Rising Tide Capital provides high-quality business education throught the Community Business Academy, year-round guidance and consulting.
City of East Orange
City of Orange Township
Township of West Orange