Mission GlassRoots ignites and builds the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark, with a focus on underserved youth and young adults, through the transformative power of the glass art experience.
Vision Through involvement with GlassRoots’ arts, NJ residents of all ages are empowered to think creatively and realize new visions of their futures through the art of glassmaking. Widely renowned for excellence in collaborative programming, GlassRoots presents high quality, rigorous, innovative, relevant, and diverse programing that both reflects and expands the community’s interests.
Values GlassRoots’ core values drive our constant pursuit of institutional excellence, and inspire all that we do. To maximize our impact, we embrace these values:
The Arts – We believe in the transformative power of the arts and embrace it to develop youth and adults alike.
Collaboration – We promote high performance through teamwork, collective action and trust.
Diversity – We promote inclusiveness, accommodation, and impartiality.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation – We implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions that advance our service to the community. We value being nimble and responsive to opportunities that enhance our work.
Gratitude – We infuse a culture of gratitude throughout our organization and to all who might contribute to our success.
Integrity – We adhere to the highest standards of ethics, honesty, stewardship and public trust.
Respect – We demonstrate a high regard for others and value the healthy exchange of ideas and opinions.