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.
Strategic Plan Goals 2017 - 2019
Goal I. Provide dynamic and unique arts/education experiences and programs that are valued by a broad segment of the greater Newark community.
Goal II. Enhance GlassRoots’ position as a community partner, change agent, and recognized expert in arts education in Newark.
Goal III. Ensure an infrastructure that supports growth and expansion in mission impact, staffing, and fundraising.
Goal IV. Ensure an effective governance structure that meets national recommended standards and supports strategic objectives.
Goal V. Strengthen the long-term financial sustainability of GlassRoots.