Newark Alliance embarks on its comprehensive organizational planning process to develop a robust, multi-year strategic plan and reestablish its impact in Newark.
Newark Alliance named Kimberly McLain as its next Chief Executive Officer and Dennis Bone as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees, effective June 2016.
Al Koeppe steps down as Chief Executive Officer at Newark Alliance
Realized the OpportunityNewark action plan through collaboration with partners and stakeholders to create the Greater Newark Convention & Visitor Bureau; a Newark asset to use travel and tourism as an economic development tool and to develop the city's image and perception
Newark Alliance launches Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative, one of seven national organizations modeled after the National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Awarded $500,000 REDI grant by the NJ Department of Labor in 2008 to establish the TLD Talent Network
Designated as the Northern Regional Project Team Leader for the $6 million State Energy Sector Partnership Grant
Awarded $5.1 million U.S. DOL WIRED grant in January 2007 to implement innovative workforce development programs in eight northern NJ counties
Launched the Newark Community Foundation
Project Coordinator for the North Jersey WIRED/NJ State Innovation Partnership Institute Financial Services Industry $150,000 one-year grant to involve industry leaders in curriculum development
Launched the implementation phase of the OpportunityNewark Strategic Action Plan
Funded a consultant on behalf of the City of Newark to review police operations with the objective of reducing the crime rate in the city in support of the Mayor's Public Safety Agenda
Became the lead organization in U.S. DOL Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative; awarded $100,000 planning grant
In partnership with the Newark Workforce Investment Board, supported the development and opening of the One-Stop Satellite Office at the Port Newark
Began the planning phase of the OpportunityNewark Strategic Action Plan
From 1999 to 2004, coordinated the Newark Public School District Business Infrastructure Initiative where senior-level executives from Newark Alliance supporting organizations worked with Newark Public School executives on best business practices in Human Resources, Technology, Finance, and Facilities Management