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Ironbound Community Corp.

Newark, New Jersey



The 43-year-old community-based organization provides child care, youth programming, family support and senior services to the multiethnic, working-class Ironbound neighborhood adjacent to Newark’s waterfront. This three-year grant supports a three-year Take Back the Ports campaign to galvanize local leaders and grassroots activists to address the adverse environmental-health impacts of diesel pollution on residents living near ports in New Jersey and New York.