Tara Spinelli | tara.spinelli@verizon.net | linkedin.com/in/taraspinelli | New Jersey & NY Metro Area

Project: Yantacaw Walks / Walker Walks

Grant Funder: Partners for Health Foundation to the Nutley Department of Health

Role: Coordinator

Designed and worked with municipal/district officials and a team of volunteers to implement engaging school-based programs to promote walking to school in Nutley, NJ. Responsible for: writing grant; establishing and maintaining social media presence; creating program promotion and communication materials as well as grantee blogs; coordinating core program and special events. Measurable impact: in Apr 2014, 55% of Yantacaw students pledged to walk to school, and by Sep 2015, the number rose to 63% (from a baseline of 23%). *Yantacaw Walks transitioned to Yantacaw PTO as of 2015-2016 school year.