Our Next Steps: 2016-2021 Strategic Plan

At a special January 2016 meeting, NJCH’s Board of Trustees approved an ambitious strategic plan that will guide the organization’s direction for the coming years. The plan recommits the council to public impact, encourages innovation, and embraces new methods of cultivating and strengthening the humanities. Primary among NJCH’s objectives is prioritizing audiences who have been traditionally disadvantaged in their access to the humanities and working to bridge social divides.

“The new strategic plan represents a turning point in our long history of service to the people of the state New Jersey,” explained Board Chair Douglas Greenberg. “The prospect of the new programs and new partnerships that the plan envisions is one that the entire board embraces enthusiastically.”

The plan was the result of intensive research and reflection on the part of NJCH’s board and staff that began with a series of focus groups held in eight New Jersey communities (Trenton, Camden, Newark, New Brunswick, Teaneck, Bridgeton, Toms River, and Washington Twp.) The mix of discussants varied by locale, but included leaders of museums and cultural organizations, librarians, humanities scholars, staff from university community engagement offices, teachers, community organizers, and leaders of faith-based organizations. Nearly 100 individuals contributed to the planning process and helped ensure that the Council’s work reflects its state.

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2016-2021 NJCH Strategic Plan

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