Category Archives: One-on-One with Steve Adubato

Emily Manz on Have You Met Newark Tours

Emily Manz, founder of Have You Met Newark Tours, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the biggest misconceptions of Brick City.

Founded in 2012, Have You Met Newark offers fun and informative walking tours, food tours, and bar crawls. Guides trace historic landmarks from Newark’s past and explores its current vibrancy with visits to galleries, shops, eateries, churches, and parks.

“One huge misconception is that the people in Newark don’t enjoy their hometown,” Manz says. “When you come on a tour, you really see that everyone is part of the community and contributing to their community.”

​The guides are Newark residents, and co-founders are urban planners committed to the city. Tours always feature guest speakers and include a snack.

To learn more, click here.

Gerard Adams on Helping Entrepreneurs

Gerard Adams, founder and CEO of Fownders, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how his organization is giving back to Newark by helping entrepreneurs.

Adams, widely known as the “Millennial Mentoris a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. He was the founder of Elite Daily, the millennial content platform that reached up to 80 million readers worldwide and sold to the Daily Mail for $50 MM dollars. His current endeavor, Fownders, is a progressive education social enterprise, focused on educating young entrepreneurs through the principles of entrepreneurship and human development.

“We bring different entrepreneurs and exerts in,” Adams explains, “and we take them through a personal development course, as well as business development and influencer development.” This is all done in Newark.

 Fownders recently launched its Social Learning Platform, which enables entrepreneurs to join if they are not able to get to Newark. “We want to see Fownders start here in Newark, but we really believe it should be in every community nationwide.”

To learn more about Fownders, click here.

Patricia Sly On Approaching a Suspected Abuse Victim

Patricia Sly, President and CEO of the Jersey Battered Women’s Service, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss what to do if you suspect someone is the victim of abuse.

“The best thing you can do is express your concern in a confidential way,” Sly says of how to approach someone who you suspect may be a victim of abuse. “Tell that what you’ve observed that has caused concern”

“Do it in a non-judgmental way,” she continues. This means to refrain from victim-blaming, which does not help at all. “Leaving is never as easy as it sounds,” Sly explains.

Jersey Battered Women’s Service in Morris County is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. Their services include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, safe house, transitional living, children’s services, life skills education, vocational counseling, batterers’ intervention, legal assistance, teen dating violence services and professional training, education and youth prevention programs.

To learn more about the Jersey Battered Women’s Service, click here.