Press & Publications
Outside of her personal blogs, Genia Philip has been featured in a variety of other publications, both as a subject of articles and as a guest publisher. Check out her press and featured articles below!
Genia Philip: Community and Economic Development Strategist
September 28, 2022, SurprisinglyFree
Check out this interview with Genia Philip, where she shares an in-depth look into things that are important to her, her greatest accomplishments, and more. Genia talks about her career and some of the strategies that have led to her success.
How to Hire Senior-Level Executives
July 28, 2022, Medium
Genia Philip offers some tips and strategies for how to hire senior-level executives. Senior level management is critical for a company’s success, so strategic hiring practices are critical to ensure a good fit is found.
Genia Philip Launches New Role on IssueWire
April 4, 2022, IssueWire
In this press realease, IssueWire shares about recent developments and achievements by The Synergy Strategy Group, headed by Genia Philip. The release outlines a variety of new, national clients currently being served by remote consulting services to strengthen their organizational strategy.
Backpacking: One of the Best ways for Spiritual Empowerment
February 23, 2022, Elephant Journal
Genia Philip explains how backpacking can be an excellent avenue for pursuing spiritual empowerment. From the physical demands to the opportunity to connect with nature, this arduous task has an inherent meditative quality that lends itself to internal reflection.
HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey
September 21, 2020, Essex News Daily
This article highlights substantial funds granted to New Jersey communities as part of the CARES act. Genia Philip was involved in the process, which allows the state to provide temporary rental assistance to benefit low-income communities at risk of losing their homes.
Department directors attend virtual meeting with mayor
September 4, 2020, Essex News Daily
As the Director of Economic Development and Grants Oversight, Genia Philip attended a virtual meeting hosted by Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss. This meeting allowed viewers to be introduced to local directors and help the community know who to reach out to for various needs.
Irvington hosts workshop for upcoming 2020 census
January 16, 2020, Essex News Daily
Genia Philip spoke at a workshop hosted by the First Congregational Church in Irvington in relation to the 2020 census. She offered insight into the national movement and why participation is important for the local township, explaining how an accurate count helps the government distrubute funds correctly.
Irvington receives first-ever lead-based grant
January 8, 2020, Essex News Daily
Genia Philip was instrumental in securing a $3.3 million grant by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development in order to conduct lead-remediation activities and to reduce the number of lead-based paint hazards and other environmental hazards present in housing throughout the township.
In Irvington, small businesses play a major role
April 30, 2018, NJ Spotlight News
NJ Spotlight shares an article and video explaining the impact small businesses have on the town of Irvington, NJ. Genia Philip, at the time serving as the Irvington director of economic development and grant oversight, is quoted in reference to the large number of “mom and pop” stores in the area that employ local residents.
Run Sister Run: Women of the African Diaspora Changing the Political Landscape
2016, Center for American Women and Politics
In 2016, Genia Philip served on the steering committee for Run Sister Run, a conference for African American women running for political office. The event included a roundtable, several breakout sessions, and more equipping these women with tools and resources for success.
Mayor joins Hilltop Partners and hosts Job and Contractor Fair
December 24, 2016, Essex News Daily
Genia Philip helped plan and host a Job and Contractors Fair, which aimed to help increase employment of Irvington residents. This was to ensure Irvington residents got to enjoy the benefits of local economic development activities.
NJ Black Mayors Alliance for Social Justice Launches Thursday
October 14, 2015, Observer
Genia Philip served on the Host Committee for the launch of the NJ Black Mayors Alliance for Social Justice. The group’s mission is to impact the choice of candidates for President, Governor, and important national, state and local offices.
Leadership Newark December Spotlight
December 6, 2012, Leadership Newark
Genia Philip was recognized by Leadership Newark in December of 2012 as the founder & CEO for the Center for Empowerment & Social Justice. They had just celebrated their grand opening of their office space in the month prior.
Township of Irvington awards CESJ a CDBG Grant!
March, 2011, Center for Empowerment and Social Justice, Inc.
Genia Philip was the president and CEO of CESJ in 2011. The organization was awarded a grant from Irvington Township to further their efforts to provide support and services to local nonproft organizations.
Newark woman receives national attention for helping homeless man on ABC show
March 30, 2009, NJ.com
Genia Philip is highlighted for helping provide support and resources a woman recognized for being willing to help others in need despite her own physical and mental challenges. Genia was, at the time, director of Newark Emergency Servicesa and helped Linda Hamilton get back into the local system of support and resources.
She’s devoted to enriching others’ lives
July 5, 2008, NJ.com
Genia Philip was highlighted for being the new executive director of Newark Emergency Services for Families Inc. This nonprofit provides services to victims of fires, domestic violence, and financial struggles. Additionally, the provide housing for people in need. The article highlights Genia’s history and career trajectory.
OpportunityNewark: Jobs and Community Development for the 21st Century
Genia Philip is highlighted as a member of the OpportunityNewark Project Management Team. OpportunityNewark was a local economic development initiative aiming to push Newark’s growth and progress forward. She served on the Workforce Development Sub-team.