As the long year comes to a close, the newly formed Global Shapers Community Newark with preparing for 2017, an our first full year programming, our goal is to undertake projects to improve our local community.
We partnered with the Brick City Supper Club to host our Community Launch event at Burger Walla (47 Halsey Street): some of the community met some of the 'Shapers' and had the opportunity to learn more about our portfolio of projects for the 2017-2018 cycle; provide feedback, ideas, and input; and entertain joining our project teams.
Every two weeks the Brick City Supper Club, a group where local Newark residents visit a local restaurant on Monday evenings at 7 PM in an effort to build relationships, support our local businesses, and create a more active entertainment community for those who live, work and "play" in the heart of our city.
This evening about 35 people attended and for a few hours shared their insights while being introduced to the Global Shapers Community and enjoying the special spread for the evening provided by Burger Walla.
We are uber excited about "THE THINKING HUMAN'S SUPPER CLUB.": www.wefsupperclub.com.
Global Shapers Community Newark
We want to create the Front Door of entrepreneurial opportunity here in Newark. Assisting access to expertise, support and capital to launch new businesses, among other things.. Pillars (areas of focus): Science and Innovation, Arts and Media, Economic Development, and Social Entrepreneurship
• Cultivate relationships and physical spaces to provide the opportunities of collaboration
• Usher resources to Newark for social innovation i.e, shared space, information, guidance, ‘the manual on how to..’
• Amplify the (positive) profile of Newark via the Global Shaper Community/World Economic Forum network(s)