Nancy Zak


Community organizer for environmental justice and housing with Ironbound Community Corporation. Key figure in the HUD Tenants Coalition. Rutgers Gus Heningburg Fellow. Organized to save Riverbank Park in the Ironbound when it was threatened with demolition, and founded the park group SPARK Friends of Riverbank Park. Power 15 Award (Newarks’ Most Influential Grassroots Leaders). Published Ironbound Voices from 1978-2001.


ICC Environmental Justice Collection, Newark Public Library

HUD Tenants Coalition Collection, Newark Public Library

Ironbound Voices

Ironbound Community Corp. Digitized Material, Newark Library

Newark Library Digitized Material “Nancy Zak” 1, 2

Picturing Justice

History of ICC

Local Hero Award, Ethical Cultural Society

Extensive Star Ledger coverage

Kukla, Barbara J. Newark Women: From Suffragettes to the Statehouse.