About Us

The Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey (APN) is a diverse and growing network focused on preventing, reducing, and ending poverty in New Jersey. Poverty impacts all aspects of society, and therefore all interested partners are welcomed to join and to participate in our collaborative change efforts. Through focus on empowerment of all anti-poverty stakeholders, from individuals to organizations, the network focuses on systemic change that can truly advance the fight against poverty.

Our mission is to fight poverty in New Jersey by empowering partners, educating the community, and advocating for solutions.

Our vision for success is a New Jersey where all residents have a realistic opportunity to meet their basic needs and contribute to the broader society, which will benefit from the full participation of all its members.

APN's Guiding Framework

What is the goal of the Anti-Poverty Network?

We seek to prevent, reduce, and end poverty in New Jersey.

Why do we do what we do?

We believe that in order to reach this goal it is necessary:

  • to increase the opportunities and reduce the daily challenges for people living in poverty, and
  • to promote a more equitable and effective social system that builds the common good.
How do we work toward these goals?
Our primary strategies for accomplishing the prevention, reduction, and end of poverty are:
  • information-sharing,
  • community-education,
  • partnership-building,
  • providing a framework for public discourse on the causes, effects, and remedies of poverty, and
  • advocating for policies and programs that prevent, reduce, and end poverty.
Who is part of this effort?
We engage and invite individuals and organizations interested in anti-poverty efforts. Our partners include:
  • people with lived experience of poverty,
  • non-profit and community-based organizations,
  • faith-based communities,
  • elected and government officials,
  • private businesses, and
  • all concerned individuals.
When and where will we work toward these goals?
We are committed to continue this work until we end poverty in every community in New Jersey. 

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