A Leader Delivering Results for Our Community
Angela V. McKnight, elected in 2015 as the 1st African American Assemblywoman for the 31st District for the state of New Jersey. She sits on the following committees: Chairwoman of Homeland Security and State Preparedness, Women & Children, Aging & Senior Services, and Legislative Select Oversight. 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 PineRidge of Montclair and Montclair Public Library, The Senior Space located in Montclair, NJ, and Plainfield. The organization was incorporated on October 20, 2011. AngelaCARES, Inc.'s motto is “A Passion to Care. The Ability to Help.” The mission 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 generations.
In addition to Angela running AngelaCARES, Inc., she is the owner of Care About You, LLC. Care About You, LLC provides consulting services for the elderly population. She also conducts speaking engagements, training, mentoring, and business consulting as the Carepreneur. She is the producer of the Thank Her Now Podcast and CEO of the company. Angela is also the creator and trainer of the More Than Funding...unleash the impact of your nonprofit in 6 weeks training course.
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, trainer who possesses a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, 25 years of experience working in the customer service arena, and technical background. She is a certified New Jersey State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Vice-chair Greenville Community Partnership, Advisor for PURE I.M.A.G.E.S., Inc., Advisor of Forever Girls Inc., committee member on Lutheran Senior LIFE Advisory Committee, Board Member of Alliance Health Community Center, Advisory Council for the RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, Board Member of the Jersey City Community Charter School and Board Member of United Way of Hudson County and more...
Angela works with many community organizations and individuals helping the community with community feedings, youth empowerment, community give back, and educational events.
Angela is a recipient of many awards for her work in the community. She is a Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy Instructor and a One-On-One mentor. She is an alumnus of Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. Angela speaks at conferences, events, seminars, workshops, and panels on various topics engaging and educating the community. Angela also graces the Rising Tide Capital billboard for their Community Business Academy Program. She is also an Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University.
Angela currently resides in her hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a mother of two children (20 and 27), is a first-time Grandmother to her Grandson, and she happily married her high school sweetheart. 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 reflect in her actions. Angela believes helping, mentoring, empowering, and supporting are key factors in making a positive impact in peoples’ lives. She is a friendly, dedicated, and compassionate person. She reveals these great traits through her actions.
"When your Passion meets your Purpose, you BLOOM just like flowers."
- Angela V. McKnight