We want to hear how people in New Jersey are hustling to make ends meet.
You could be in the circus. You could be selling jewelry on Etsy. You could be working five jobs. Whatever it is you’re doing, we want to hear about it.
Here’s why we are launching this summer project: New Jersey is at the bottom of the list of states in terms of economic growth. For many people, jobs are hard to come by. For others, their paychecks don’t cover the bills.
In spite of this, people choose to stay and live in the Garden State, even though they have to hustle to make it work. We want to celebrate that.
We want to highlight all of the hardworking people of the Garden State who are doing wonderful and unique things to get by.
Through our reporting, we hope to understand better how New Jersey got to where it is today, how people have coped – or thrived – and what life might look like for people in the future.
We can’t do this without you.
We want our project, “The Jersey Hustle,” to be driven by you, the people of New Jersey. We’re looking for people to tell us their stories or stories about others in their communities.
If you’re interested in speaking with us, please fill out the form below. If you want to provide information about someone other than yourself, there is a dedicated space for that in the form.
We can’t wait to get started, and we look forward to hearing from you!