Summer Program – Video

Date: 09-04-2012

Community Technical Assistance, Inc. (CTA) provides summer learning for middle and high school students.

College Mentors – Video

Date: 09-04-2012

CTA offers extended learning opportunities to college students. Our college students are extremely integrated into our yearly schedule and provide invaluable insight to our middle and high school students.

Students propose plan to revive Orange park

Date: 05-01-2012

August 12, 2009 By Tom Meagher ORANGE — Most teenagers are ill-equipped to plan a city, but 19 Orange and East Orange students presented a proposal Wednesday that wowed state politicians and suggested a path to put a neglected park on track for its first renovation in decades. Lined up in formal business suits in the Orange council chambers, middle and high school students in the summer program at Community Technical Assistance, an East Orange urban renewal organization, presented a plan for Military Commons Park. The students spent seven weeks this summer on plans for the park, a war memorial Read More

Public School Students Tackle Chronic Diseases and Urban Farming

Date: 05-01-2012

EAST ORANGE – Students in the East Orange School District take the current conditions of minorities’ lack of healthy eating seriously. Their extensive research revealed the link between chronic diseases and poor nutrition. As a solution to combat this problem, the students addressed the lack of land in urban cities available to promote traditional farming in the urban environment. The students worked as public health and urban planning interns under the leadership of Roland Whitley, Executive Director of Community Technical Assistance, Inc. (CTA), to think critically about pressing urban issues and their ability to promote positive change. Although the majority Read More

Roland Whitley Received American Planning Association Award For Outstanding Professional Planner

Date: 05-01-2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Jersey American Planning Association (NJAPA) chapter honored Mr. Roland Whitley, Jr. with the Budd Chavooshian Award for an Outstanding Professional Planner at the State Planning Conference November 2, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This year’s awards selection was unusually difficult with the chapter receiving numerous outstanding submissions and the awards committee deliberating long and hard. Mr. Whitley is the Founder/Executive Director for Community Technical Assistance, Inc. (CTA). He has successfully empowered low-to-moderate income citizens to create their own environments, to improve their quality of life, and to become leaders in their communities. Mr. Read More

Transforming the Lives of Public School Youth And Helping Them to Change Their Community

Date: 05-01-2012

EAST ORANGE, NJ- Community Technical Assistance, Inc.(CTA)’s Transforming Distressed Communities Program has actively engaged middle and high school public school students in the City of East Orange, NJ in an innovative service learning community project involving a variety of stakeholders utilizing community based planning techniques. The 2007 TDC Urban Planning Community Project Summer Interns research thesis was to increase access and mobility for disabled and non-disabled senior citizens within the right-of way. The goal was to improve the quality of life for disabled and non-disabled senior residents by increasing their access and mobility via a congested vehicular street crossing to Read More

CTA’S Corner – Issue 2, Volume 1

Date: 08-01-2008

Issue 2, Volume 1 August 2008 Look Inside: 1. TDC Summer 08 Project Highlight 2. Panelist Comments & Opinions 3. College-Bound High School Download Newsletter Here