11 inspiring and powerful quotes about and for Newark NJ by @drbillhoward

Rev. Dr. William Howard Jr. gave a motivation speech yesterday to rally the troops at the LISC Newark NJ “Growing Leadership, Building Community Resident Leadership Development Training” at Rutgers University in Newark NJ.

Below are 11 inspiring and powerful quotes he shared about and for the people of Newark that really resonate with me:

  • We already have all we need to make a difference
  • We can believe in Newark when we believe in ourselves
  • Empower yourself by being informed, and asking critical questions
  • Nothing positive is achieved without struggle
  • We must face the future candidly and without fear
  • Progress is being made and will continue to be made
  • Peoples art is what ignites the certainty of our words
  • Poetry, music and dance to exhibit the human spirit
  • We need a university for community organizing
  • The most revolutionary thing that can happen in Newark is for adults to sit with other adults and help them improve their reading and computing skills to prepare them for tomorrow’s jobs
  • Recognize people with love

The 4 Foundational Principles of Empowering Your Neighbors

Today, I served on a panel representing Nextdoor at the LISC Newark NJ “Growing Leadership, Building Community Resident Leadership Development Training” at Rutgers University in Newark NJ.

As I was preparing for the panel yesterday evening, I wanted offer the neighborhood leaders who would be attending, some principles to aid the important work they have chosen to take on in their neighborhoods. I wanted to put the principles in an inspiring context – and so I borrowed inspiration from one of my favorite old school house tracks titled “Brighter Days” by Cajmere and Dajae.

What I came up with I am calling “The 4 Foundational Principles of Empowering Your Neighbors.” It is based on the principals of connecting, communicating, taking action, and celebrating.

Take a look, I’d love to know what you think!