Kim Gaddy

Guest Blogger


Newark, New Jersey

Kim Gaddy proudly serves as the environmental justice organizer with Clean Water Action of New Jersey, which is a leading advocacy group for environmental issues.

She is a member of First Baptist Church of Nutley, New Jersey. She also serves as state president of the International Black Women’s Congress of New Jersey and is the founder of the Urban Environmental Institute’s Leadership Training Program. In addition, she served as president of Weequahic High and Harriet Tubman Elementary Schools Parent Teachers Association and previously served as vice president of the Newark Legacy Charter Parents Circle.

She is the proud mom of Sonny, Frankie Mo’Nay and Julian.


Posted Mar. 10, 2016

This Mom Isn’t Wavering in Her Support of Newark Public Schools

I love Newark. I love Newark’s public schools. My loyalties run very deep for our great city and for our…

By Kim Gaddy

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Posted Mar. 23, 2018

I’m Going to #MarchForOurLives Because, Honestly, How Can I Not?

Protest has been a topic for a long time around my house. Like a lot of people, I participated in the Women’s March in January…

By Victoria Clayton

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Posted Mar. 19, 2018

It’s Damn Near Impossible to Be a Teacher-Leader and Still Teach

A few weeks ago, I was out of the classroom. When I came back, the substitute teacher’s notes were not good. “I wish I could…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Mar. 20, 2018

Black Girls Need More Than Michelle Obama

There’s danger in the singular Michelle Obama Black girl role-model narrative. There has been a beautiful picture circulating of a young African-American girl looking up…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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