Library launches Collaboration AC community resource database

Hope One and KristenThrough grant funding received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Atlantic City Free Public Library, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and City of Atlantic City, has created Collaboration AC – a new database designed to help address the need for a community resource directory.

Collaboration AC is a centralized directory of area organizations – including those in education, employment, food, health, housing and training – that provide access to vital services, programs and resources that can assist families, low-income and unemployed Atlantic City residents in their efforts to recover from the pandemic.

The Collaboration AC directory can be found online at and will be available in print format, upon request, at the Main Library (1 North Tennessee Ave.). The directory provides information about approximately 170 organizations and an online calendar listing many of those community partners’ upcoming events.

The need to connect disadvantaged individuals and families with available social and government services was identified by the Atlantic City Restart and Recovery Working Group, a group convened by the State of New Jersey to focus on the recovery of Atlantic City. In its report issued in May 2021, the Community Outreach subcommittee “found an overarching need to easily identify available resources and to connect easily identifiable resources and to connect residents to take advantage of those resources.”
Organizations that want to be included in the Collaboration AC directory can enter their information at, or contact library Outreach Coordinator Kristen Reid-Ortiz at (609) 345-2269, ext. 3044 or kreid-ortiz(at)

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services FY2022 American Rescue Plan Application ARPML-250854-OMLS-22.

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