Discussion will address causes and potential solutions in Princeton and across the state.

December 10, 2018 – PRINCETON, NJ – NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announced it will host a community forum about the causes and potential solutions for poverty issues in Princeton and across the state as part of its In Your Neighborhood initiative in Witherspoon Hall at the Princeton Municipal Building on Tuesday, December 18 from 6-8pm.

The public is invited to join this candid conversation moderated by NJTV News Correspondent Michael Hill, featuring a panel composed of elected officials, local housing and education experts, and social services organizations.  The conversation will explore the factors contributing to poverty in Princeton and the obstacles and potential solutions to rise above it.

Panelists scheduled to appear (subject to change):

  • Liz Lempert, Princeton Mayor
  • Jeffrey Vega, President & CEO, Princeton Area Community Foundation
  • Edward Truscelli, Executive Director, Princeton Community Housing
  • David A. Davis, Senior Pastor, Nassau Presbyterian Church
  • Angela Siso-Stentz,Vice Principal, Princeton High School
  • Lenora Keel, Social Worker and Coordinator of Student and Family Services, Princeton High School

NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood is an ongoing public media programming and community engagement initiative that takes public television deeper into the communities it serves than ever before.

NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood initiative is made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the PSEG Foundation. The views expressed in the programming do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors and partners.


WHAT:     NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood Community Forum: Princeton’s Poverty Challenge.  Panel discussion with public Q&A will explore the many contributing causes and solutions to area poverty including challenges in the housing sector; struggles of individuals employed with limited assets; poverty’s long-lasting effects on student education and how communities are fighting to reduce income inequalities, among other topics.

WHEN:    Tuesday, December 18 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (program starts at 6:30pm).

WHERE:  Princeton Municipal Building, Witherspoon Hall, Main Meeting Room, 400 Witherspoon St., Princeton NJ

FREE ADMISSION. Pre-register to guarantee a seat. Walk-ins  welcome.  RSVP by email at betancourts@njtvonline.org, by phone  at 973-233-8398, or visit www.njtvcommunityforum.eventbrite.com

CAN’T ATTEND? Watch via livestream at NJTVonline and NJTV’s YouTube Channel