Natalie Renew; Alejandro Giménez-Santana; Vaughn Crowe

Steve Adubato speaks with Natalie Renew, Director, Home Grown, about the ways the COVID health crisis impacted home-based child care, the need for public support and investment in child care, and the increased importance of high quality, accessible child care for families.

Steve Adubato sits down with Alejandro Giménez-Santana, PhD, Director, Newark Public Safety Collaborative, and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. They discuss the rise in crime in cities across the nation, the importance of empowering communities to work together with the police, and why Newark is being recognized as a national model for public safety. 

Steve Adubato is joined by Vaughn Crowe, Managing Partner, Newark Venture Partners, to talk about the impact of the pandemic on Newark’s economic development and technology ecosystem, the long-term impact of the crisis on small and early-stage businesses, and the importance of increasing diversity within companies to help confront racism in the Newark community.