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A 36 year old, Trenton-based nonprofit that fosters self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities.

From Our CEO

These are crazy times. I could start by detailing the threats to our communities and the impact of proposed federal funding cuts on our work, but that's not my message today...

I’m pleased to share some good news about an upcoming residency at the Bellagio Center in Italy.

A few days ago, I sat down with an old friend who had just read Isles'...

The news from Washington, D.C. is unsettling for us too. Since we created Isles 36 years ago in the early days of the Reagan administration, we’ve weathered lots of changing political and economic...

This month, the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance Advisory Committee—of which I am a member—released a Climate and Health Profile Report as a draft. Take a look at the report and join in the...

Back in 1994, Isles was rehabilitating old, vacant single family homes scattered across Trenton. Families that wanted to own their first home purchased these efficient, low-cost houses that helped...

As we head into the fall and into the depths of the election season (yikes!), I'm pleased to share this IslesWorks newsletter with you.  

It’s a quick drive up the Route 1 corridor from Trenton to Princeton, but when it comes to life-expectancy rates, the two communities are worlds apart.

Should your zip code dictate your life expectancy? A recent study and map shows...

This past week, Isles turned 35. For me, it's been a labor of love, allowing us to continually ask - and answer - one basic question...

The best kept secret to education is... someone  chooses to learn.

The research is increasingly clear, but it's not news to us: a green, more natural environment affects our physical and mental health and the health of our communities.

This is particularly...

You can tell a lot about a guy by playing basketball with him. It was many years ago, but I really met Pat Donohue on a hoops court. He was fearless.

On June 23rd, we celebrate...

May is almost over and it's tempting to highlight the 60+ gardens, real estate construction, the busy-ness of the season, etc. 

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