The goal of The Digital Citizenry Project is to foster conversations across four towns — East Orange, Orange, South Orange, and Maplewood — about what it means to be an engaged citizen in the 21st century. The project will provide an opportunity for the towns to work cooperatively on a timely issue of mutual interest. We will take advantage of social media tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to broaden current conversations, engagement, and collaboration from the local/institutional/governmental level to an intra-town level. We can see today just how essential these forms of communication are to sustaining community. Read the grant proposal here.