Calling all Newark-area High School Students: Learn Business & Entrepreneurship while you play with fire and glass!
GlassRoots is accepting applications for our 2019-20 Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (YES!) for students grades 9 - 12.
GlassRoots is a non-profit organization located in the downtown arts district of Newark, New Jersey, that provides artistic and life-skills training to Newark area youth, ages 10 to 18, by engaging them in the creation of glass art.
Our YES! program, modeled after a nationally recognized curriculum, is an after-school, academic year-long course where we teach students the fundamentals of business creation and ownership through the beauty of glass-art making.
Please join us at our exciting FUNdraiser: GlassRoots 2019 Annual Fall Soirée
Thursday, October 17 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hosted by Nina and Ted Wells, Livingston, NJ
GlassRoots is an 18-years young, arts education nonprofit in Newark, NJ, that provides a unique Glass Art Making Experience for Newark Youth. Witness exciting glass art demonstrations, participate in our silent auction, and enjoy laughter and light fare.
All proceeds support GlassRoots programs for youth and young adults. This is an event not to be missed!
The GlassRoots 2019 Annual Fall Soirée is Honoring;
Erin Sweeney: Executive Director of Schools That Can
Ken Press, Marisa Canori, Daniel Neville-Rehbehn,
Lauren Reggio, Anindya Sengupta and Elizbeth Wentzell: Prudential Team for PruBono - GlassRoots Challenge
Click Here for TICKETS: GlassRoots.org/celebration
GlassRoots is seeking a skilled storyteller with the energy and creativity to take our development and communication efforts to a new level. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience with nonprofits, and a desire to work part-time (about 20 hours/ week), with anticipation that this position will grow to a full-time position within three years. The Development and Communications Director is responsible for managing our individual giving program, grants portfolio, and steering our overall message and communications efforts.
We’re moving to a space over 4x bigger than our current space! As we head into this year of transition, we see this position as a critical part of communicating our vision, impact and excitement. We are at an important point of evolution for the organization with many opportunities ahead of us to engage new communities and expand our impact. A generous funder has made filling this position possible in this fiscal year.
The full job description and application instructions can be downloaded here! Please send resume, cover letter describing your qualifications, and a recent writing sample (marketing, publicity or development related) with the subject line “[Your Name] – Development and Communications Director” to jobs@GlassRoots.org. Due date for initial consideration is 9/16/2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. No phone calls please.
Joining us as we begin our new program year; GlassRoots is happy to welcome as our Operations Director Diven Bajpai.
Diven has a solid track record and international experience for profit as well as not for profit enterprises of all sizes, from Fortune Top 10 corporations to tech startups. Additionally, Diven has been active in the non-profit sector for over a decade with advocacy, community, social and faith-based non-profits, serving as a Volunteer, Consultant, Trustee and Board member. Currently he serves board member of S.O.F.I.A. , a non profit dedicated to advocacy for victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
When away from work, Diven is an avid hiker and part of the organizing team for one of the largest active hiking groups in the Northeast USA. He helps organize and lead hikes and nature-centric outdoor activities both locally and throughout the world.
Diven is taking the lead in managing our move from 10 Bleeker Street to the Newark Arts Common - a task which will draw on all of his previous experiences. You can reach Diven at dbajpai(at)glassroots.org.
GlassRoots is pleased to welcome Aurora Rosado Lazzaro to our staff as GlassRoots Finance Director (as an outsourced professional.)
Ms. Rosado Lazzaro began her career at a large regional accounting firm, serving companies in a number of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, nonprofit, software, professional services, and employee benefit plans. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, she also holds a Masters of Business Administration from that institution. In July 2017, she became a member of the board of directors of Ample Harvest, a New Jersey-based nonprofit dedicated to solving hunger and malnutrition by eliminating food waste.
Aurora is assisted in her work at GlassRoots by her team at Sobel Co, which includes Nicole Klas, CPA, an Outsourcing Specialist, and Nicholas Albericci, bookkeeper.
Our finance team can be reached via email at finance(at)glassroots.org.