Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight

Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight

Angela V. McKnight, elected as the 1st African American Assemblywoman for the 31st District for the State of New Jersey in 2015 and now serving her second term. She sits on the following committees: Higher Education Committee and Vice Chair of Women and Children. Angela is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). She is also the Carepreneur, who is the Founder & CEO of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization AngelaCARES, Inc. AngelaCARES, Inc. is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ with its first chapter in Las Vas, Nevada and in collaboration with United Methodist Communities (PineRidge of Montclair) and Montclair Public Library, the Senior Space is operates in Montclair, NJ. The organization was incorporated on October 20, 2011. AngelaCARES, Inc. motto is "A Passion to Care. The Ability to Help." The mission is to serve as an advocate and support system for senior citizens, their caregivers, and a mentor to the youth by educating and empowering them to volunteer. We are committed to strengthening communities by enhancing the quality of life through these generations.

In addition to Angela running AngelaCARES, Inc., she is the owner of Care About You, LLC. Care About You, LLC provides consultant services to assist and help the elderly population. She also conducts speaking engagements, training, mentoring and business consulting as the Carepreneur.

Angela is a self-published author of her first book called Caregiver's Guide to Helping Seniors Eat Healthy. In her book she shares her caregiving experiences to help caregivers assist their Senior Loved One (SLO) eat healthy.

Angela is an activist, advocate, author, entrepreneur, mentor, educator, innovator and trainer who possess a BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix, 25 years of experience working in the customer service arena and a technical background. She is a certified New Jersey State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Vice-chair Greenville Community Partnership, Jersey City, NJ, Chair of Hudson County Long Term Recovery Committee, Advisor for PURE I.M.A.G.E.S., Inc., Chair of the Hudson County Long Term Recovery Committee, Advisor of Forever Girls Inc., committee member on Lutheran Senior LIFE Advisory Committee, Board Member of Alliance formerly Horizon Family Success Center, Advisory Council for the RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, former Live Richer Challenge Leader for the Budgetnista Money Challenge, Board Member of the Jersey City Community Charter School and Board Member of United Way of Hudson County.

Angela works with many community organizations and individual helping the community with community feedings, youth empowerment, community give back and educational events.

Angela is a recipient of many awards such as the Sandra Cunningham's 2012 "It's All About You Award", a recipient of PS3 PTA African American Heritage as the Person of the Present award, a recipient of Jersey City 15th annual "Women of Action" award, received of appreciation during 2013 National Night by the City of Jersey City, May 2014 - "Entrepreneur of the year" by Forever Girls, LLC, 2015 Pioneer Wall of Fame, 2015 Trailblazer Nora O. Fant Award, 2015 Dare to Make a Difference Award from Sarah's Daughter, 2016 KiddiePreneur Entrepreneur Award, Girls, Live, Love, Laugh 2016 Women Who Claps Award, National Action Network 2016 Fannie Lou Hamer, Congressman Donald Payne Jr. 2016 "Women for Payne," 2016 Community Leader Award by Forever Girls, 2016 Community Leader of the Year award by Young Women Making Moves, Chosen Generation Ministerial Alliance, Inc. Hidden Figures 2017 Award, 2017 Generosity and dedicated service to the community award by Circula Hispano Americano de Bayonne. Blacks in Law Enforcement Servicing the Community - 2017 Community Warrior Award, New Jersey Black Deaf Advocate, Inc. 2017 Support Award, Fifteen Together Foundation - 2017 Stellar Community Service Award, PACCAL - 2017 Excellent as a Government Official Award and Learning Community Charter School - 2018 Gala Honoree Award.

Angela is a Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy Instructor. She is also an alumnus of Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. Angela has been on Rising Tide Capital billboard for their Community Business Academy Program. Angela speaks at conferences, events, seminars, workshops and panels on various topics engaging and educating the community. Angela has started several Facebook pages such as The Grandma Moment, The Black Truth, Positive JC, The Journey of Running a Nonprofit, the Awesome Marchers Group, Legacy Makers Group and the GEMs (Girls Empowerment Movement) group.

Angela currently resides in her hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a mother of two children (17 and 24), happily married to her high school sweetheart and a Grandma to her first Grandson! Working with people has become one of her primary interests, along with caring for others. Her passion and drive to help others and her community truly reflects in her actions. Angela believes helping, mentoring, empowering, and supporting are key factors in making a positive impact in peoples' lives. She is friendly, dedicated, and a compassionate person. She reveals these great traits through her actions.

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