• What is Groundwork Elizabeth?
    Founded in England in 1979, the Groundwork program engages the public sector, the private sector and the community in addressing challenges in urban communities. more information

  • What type of projects and programs are being done now?
    Groundwork’s mission is to improve places and in doing so to improve the lives of people within the Elizabeth community and beyond. more information

  • How can I get involved?
    Groundwork welcomes individual group and corporate volunteers and sponsorships. more information
Kean University launches community partnership
with Groundwork Elizabeth


Groundwork, Kean University, and Liberty Hall Museum commit to work together at Historic Liberty Hall Farm.

On October 14th, on the grounds of the home of New Jersey’s first Governor, Groundwork, Kean University, Liberty Hall Museum held a ceremony recognizing their shared sense of commitment to farming, community involvement and volunteerism. For a full press release on this event, please click on the link below.
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Charged with farming the famed Liberty Hall historic Farm at Kean University, Groundwork has hosted a unique assorted of community and student volunteers and guests, including such diverse groups as a team of Japanese dignitaries from Kitami Japan, and dozens of preschoolers from the Elizabethport section of Elizabeth. Groundwork provided fresh produce at the “Taste of Elizabeth” a late October Annual event hosted by the Elizabeth Rotary Club.






Groundwork Elizabeth begins work on 2 year
EPA “Urban Waters” Project

On September 25th the US Environmental Protection Agency officially entered into a Cooperative Agreement with Groundwork Elizabeth to look at ways to make the Elizabeth River a more sustainable, well cared for, and productive waterway. Members of the Groundwork Green Team, led by Green Team and EPA Project leader David Wiener, and assisted by Green Team Youth Leader Adriana Morocho will be working with a youth team and the Elizabeth community at large to study the health of the waters and paths directly around the Elizabeth River. Work will be headquartered in direct proximity to the Peterstown Community Center. For more information on how YOU can become involved, please email the GW office at elizabethnj@groundworkusa.org.






Preparations begin on Groundwork “Snow-Ball”
slated for January 28, 2015

Groundwork Elizabeth’s Annual Fundraiser will be a celebration of environmental understanding, volunteer and community service, urban farming and advocacy, merged with a sense of history. On January 28th, at 6 p.m., the non-profit will be hosting a Winter Gala at the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown, 42 Broad Street. This building has been recently restored back to its natural usefulness, just in time to coincide with the Municipality’s 350th Anniversary. Honorees and other details will be announced shortly. Click on the link for a short video on the party site. To become more involved with Groundwork activities and for sponsorship opportunities, please call the Groundwork Elizabeth VISTA Program Coordinator, Rocio Morales, or Executive Director Jonathan Phillips at 908-289-0262.




Come Grow With Us!


Green Team


Tour de Elizabeth