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 Community Corp. Digitized Material, Newark Library
Newark Library Digitized Material “Nancy Zak” 1, 2
Local Hero Award, Ethical Cultural Society
Extensive Star Ledger coverage
Kukla, Barbara J. Newark Women: From Suffragettes to the Statehouse.