Rating: 5 stars 27 reviews
Issues: Homeless & Housing, Economic Development
Location: 10 Wood Street Trenton NJ 08618 USA
Founded in 1981 by students and faculty of Princeton University, Isles is an award-winning community development and environmental nonprofit organization. Isles’ mission is to foster self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities.
Isles is known for its comprehensive approach to complex community challenges, offering services such as:
- Green job training
- Green real estate development
- Community gardening
- Homebuyer education
- Foreclosure prevention counseling
- Community planning
- Youth training and education
- Micro-business loans
- Environmental education and remediation
To broaden its impact, Isles develops easily replicable approaches to community development. Isles works with hundreds of public, private, and academic partners to achieve innovative, cost-effective ways to accomplish its mission. In addition to community-based development services, Isles works to change regional and statewide policies that concentrate poverty, undermine schools, promote sprawl, and foster racial segregation.
Geographic areas served: Trenton, NJ
Isles’ Center for Energy and Environmental Training collaborates with private industry, labor, state and local government, higher education, and community-based organizations to train New Jersey residents for green jobs that improve the environment and stimulate the economy. Training is available for community members seeking entry-level positions in green careers, workers wishing to advance their skills and certifications, and employers seeking customized training for their employees.
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There are many non-profits in our area, but few have touched as many as ISLES. Their commitment to Trenton and its residents does in fact build self-reliance...over and over again. ISLES should be on the donation list of every family and business in Mercer County.
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