The Uncomfortable Truth is an important research report that looks at the ways that structural racism perpetuates poverty in New Jersey, along with recommendations for how our state can move toward the end of structural racism. This month, APN begins engaging diverse stakeholders as we all move toward significant change in our state.
Renee Wolf Koubiadis is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Having grown up in poverty in Camden County, Renee is deeply committed to identifying and breaking down barriers that prevent many residents of our state from meeting their basic necessities for themselves and their families.
Renee has been an advocate and community organizer helping disempowered populations use their voices towards social change throughout New Jersey for over 15 years.
Prior to coming to the Anti-Poverty Network (APN) of NJ, Renee served as the Advocacy Coordinator of the National Association of Social Workers – NJ Chapter (NASW-NJ) and as Assistant State Campaign Director for the Citizens’ Campaign, a statewide non-partisan movement of hundreds of citizens dedicated to innovative government reform and promoting citizen leadership.
In her various roles over the last 15 years, she has educated thousands of people on issues of poverty, leadership, and civic engagement.
As a member of NASW-NJ over the years, Renee has served on their board, co-chaired the Legislative and Social Action Committee, the Health Care Special Interest Group, the Peace & Social Justice Task Force, the Burlington County Unit, and also served on the National Delegate Assembly for three terms helping to shape national policy for the organization.